OJUKWU: Man of History, Life of Consequence (video). By Chido Nwangwu


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OJUKWU: Man of History, Life of Consequence by Chido Nwangwu, Founder of USAfrica & USAfricaTV — is a special event video production from Chido’s presentation as keynote speaker at the 1st Odumegwu Ojukwu Memorial Lecture in the U.S., on November 2, 2013 in Houston, Texas.

Ojukwu was born on November 4, 1933, in Zungeru in northern Nigeria and died on November 26, 2011. He was the Head of State of the short-lived Republic of Biafra (1967-1970).


Chido, who interviewed Ojukwu 4 times (1988. 1994, 2000 and 2003) in Lagos and in the U.S while the former head of State of Biafra lived, is completing the 2014 book titled ‘Mandela & Achebe: Footprints of Greatness’ ISBN 978-0-9893970-0-1. He appears as an analyst on CNN, SKY news London, etc.


The thematic aspects of Chido’s keynote presentation covered, among other issues, these:

Ojukwu as A Man of History who lived a life of Consequence

Leader who stood up against genocide

Leader who fought radical, Islamic fundamentalism 1967 until….

He was Imperfect; had contradictions

Ojukwu Lived Life on his own terms

Chido who was also chosen as keynote speaker at the 2012 Igbo Dallas-Fort Worth special event honoring Ojukwu, has written several commentaries about Ojukwu; here’s a Google search summary of some of those works: 

From one his 3 interviews wt USAfrica’s Chido Nwangwu on Feb 14, 2003, he said: “It was simply a choice of Biafra or enslavement….”
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by Chido Nwangwu on Friday, March 2, 2012
USAfrica multimedia networks, Houston.
Good bye, my Hero, the Peoples’ General ODUMEGWU OJUKWU: your worthy legacy endures; your lionized name is real, your principles of equity are still valid, your bold living and catalytic courage remain unmatched.
Today, your serial sacrifices through the historical paths of pain, thunder and fire are forever etched inside the innermost chamber of our hearts and our minds’ eye.
Good bye to you, the IKEMBA, the man who confronted iniquities and inequities of his time, past and present, standing! Good bye to you, the IKEMBA, the man saw the future, spoke to that future and, like Bob Marley, sang redemption songs…
Good bye, my Hero!! 
Chido Nwangwu, Founder & Publisher of USAfrica multimedia networks, first African-owned, U.S-based newspaper published on the internet; and recipient of several journalism and public policy awards, was recently profiled by the CNN International for his pioneering works on multimedia/news/public policy projects for Africans and Americans. 


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