The South Eastern city of Enugu was agog recently with the celebration of the Second Ola Ndi Igbo (Jewels of Igbo) Summit,which took place at De Dome Event Place. This year’s theme was “Leveraging the power of entertainment, media, technology and education for changing paradigms and future realities.”
Ola Ndi Igbo is a biennial summit organised by a group of volunteers in Nigeria and the Diaspora that promotes values-driven change in Igboland.The first Summit was held in Lagos State in 2013 and inspired a range of initiatives to promote development in Igbo land including the creation of an entrepreneurship and vocational training centre for youth in the Southeast, a soul searching summit titled Olu Ndi Igbo and a business training programme for Igbo traders in markets across Nigeria. The organizing committee for 2015 was chaired by Nkem Ogbuaku, and supported by Ndidi Nwuneli, Nkiru Okpareke, Ndidi Obioha, Yvonne Mbanefo, Chidi Afulezi, Innocent Chukwuma, Chinyelu Ogene, Nwanneka Okolo, Godwin Nnanna, Emeka Okafor and Chinwe Okoye.
The summit was divided into two sessions: the closed meeting for selected Ola Ndi Igbo which included plenary speeches, breakout sessions, presentations of action plans and the Innovation Market place Competition.
The evening event which attracted over 700 guests was a celebration of Igbo culture, music, poetry, dance and recognitions of some of the Ola Ndi Igbo 2015.
Ola Ndi Igbo who participated and contributed their insight at the summit include Chioma Ude, Kelechi Amadi-Obi, Bright Chimezie, Chika Chukudebelu, Brian Ezeike, Ifeoma Fafunwa, Casmir Igbokwe, ChudeJideonwo, Charles Igwe, Mary Ikoku and Nkem Ifejika, among others.
. . <. class="clearfix" .="0.128205128205">
« . Article AFRIFF 2015 Announces Opening, Closing Films