Obinna Chukwuezie- NDLink Member Spotlight for February 2015

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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, Nigeria’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 Union’s media and communications projects in the Niger Delta, including the just concluded “The Team” 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 Nigeria’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.

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