Meet Obinna (@obinnachukwuzie) ! A member of NDLink since April 2014.
Obinna Chukwuezie is a CNN Multi-Choice African Journalist Award Nominee and former founding Editor of Career Exclusive Magazine, Nigeriaâ€™s foremost national magazine that bridges the gap between job seeking youths and labor employers. Obinna currently works as the Media Manager for Search for Common Ground and coordinates all SFCG/European Unionâ€™s media and communications projects in the Niger Delta, including the just concluded â€œThe Teamâ€ a TV Drama series that merges the global appeal of soccer/football with soap opera. It is meant to help transform social attitudes and diminish violent behavior in countries grappling with deeply rooted conflict.
For over a decade, Obinna has worked extensively on several donor-funded media projects across the 6 Geo-Political zones of Nigeria, and has therefore amassed professional skills in cross-platform media-for-development experience in print media, radio, photo, TV, theatre, mobile-cinema video dialogue, social media (in particular blogging), and investigative journalism.
Obinna is the founder of Journalists Initiative for Youth Empowerment and is a member of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ ) and International Journalists Network (IJNET). A recipient of the MDG Ambassador International Award in 2011, he has also received several commendation letters from Nigeriaâ€™s Ministers of Labour, Finance, and Youth Development, for his innovative use of media for social transformation. He holds a Master in International Law and Diplomacy from the University of Jos, Nigeria.
Why did you join NDLink?
I enjoy every bit of the interaction on NDLink, because it provides me with information which supports my peace-building and youth-development work locally and internationally. I think that NDLink is Niger Delta’s leading online platform, when it comes to rich and engaging content. It is a platform I would recommend to all people in the Niger delta, especially young people.