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Akaa Fele

Founder and Creative Director, I am Benue

I am a Digital media practitioner and a designer.

Why media and design

As a digital media practitioner and a designer; media and design to me remain an essential tool for enhancing development. In which, without compromising on quality, I make sure that audio-visual, still images, graphics, sketches and front-end web design contents I create are meaningful, functional, carrying a message and adding value to projects.

Lella Anane @ I am Benue 2018

Raffaella Adjoa Anane

Editor, I am Benue

I am a great lover of languages, cultures and tradition.

I am a great lover of languages, cultures and tradition. A hybrid mix between old tradition and modern concepts.

My believes and passion

A firm believer that It’s important knowing your roots and tradition although they should be followed with discretion.

The dream and passion is to support the forgotten and underestimated “children” of Africa exposing them to new possibilities and adventures.

Erika Balode @ I am Benue 2018

Erika Balode

Back End Developer, I am Benue

I am the founder of Columba London and I love crafting and developing websites using HTML5, CSS3, RWD, CMS

Ochanya C. Adole

Content Development, I am Benue

Ochanya Cynthia Adole (nee Okwoli) is an upcoming writer. She had her first degree in Mass Communication from the University of Jos in 2011 and proceeded for her compulsory NYSC programme in Ondo state in 2012 where she was posted for her primary assignment in Community High School, Kiribo, Ese-Odo local government area, Ondo state.

More about Ochanya

She worked briefly with Methodist High School, Jos as a class teacher and Literature-in-English teacher. She got appointed with the Benue State Service Commission where she worked as an Information Officer II at the Okpokwu Local Government Secretariat.

In 2014, she went to back to do her Masters degree programme still in Mass Communication at the University of Jos.

She is currently employed at the University of Jos as an Administrative Officer II. Posting within the University has made her the Communications Officer in the Directorate of Alumni Relations, University of Jos.

She has written articles in different magazines and attended writing workshops.

She is from Ogodumu-Ekeh, Okpokwu Local Government Area of Benue State.

She is married to Mr. Christopher Abah Adole.

Her hobbies are cooking, traveling, reading and writing.

Iornem Kohol @ I am Benue 2018

Dr Kohol Iornem

Leadership, I am Benue

Dr Kohol Shadrach Iornem is currently the Director of Programmes at London Graduate School. The London Graduate School is a United Kingdom registered institution that teaches and administers online programmes for several partner universities and also organises education development for executives and individuals interested in career development.

Kohol specialises in organisational development and learning for professional people and their organisations. Furthermore, he provides guidance, advice, and facilitation in all aspects of organisation development, from strategy formulation to change management.

Projects

Kohol in collaboration with other London Graduate School faculty, developed the regional leadership summits, which since 2006 remains a forum to inspire leaders to exchange ideas and opinions about practical leadership challenges and to benchmark good leadership practices. Many leaders and grassroots individuals from over 40 nations have met at these summits and the feedback shows evidence of their appreciation for knowledge and experience gained.

Education

Kohol holds prestigious academic degrees: he is a graduate of Metallurgical Engineering from the Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria. He also holds two Postgraduate Diplomas – one in Management Studies from Albion College – where he graduated with a Distinction and earning the best student in his class recognition in 2010 and the other in Business Management from the London School of Commerce. He is also holds an MBA (specialising in Finance) from the University of Wales Institute Cardiff. However, for Kohol, the horizons were expanding, and he continued his studies at Cardiff Metropolitan University, earning the universities PhD in Management in 2017.

Influences

Kohol’s influence has also spread to other educational bodies in London. For example, he is also serving as a visiting lecturer at the International Foundation Group London, where he teaches Business and Study Skills to students for undergraduate and postgraduate studies.

Membership

Kohol is a Member of the Institute of Management Consultants USA (IMC-USA) and the British Academy of Management (BAM) UK. He has been invited as a Guest Speaker at several management conferences in London, Dubai, Ghana, Addis Ababa and South Africa.