One year Ago: Arise Afrika Magazine was Unvelived


An Illustrious son of Okigwe Zone Mr. Ikechukwu Anyanwu – the Publisher of Arise Afrika has urged the youths to become agents of change. This call came during the Unveiling of Arise Afrika magazine on the 26th Nov  at Rock view Hotels Owerri and was re-emphasized in the One week free Capacity building workshop/Entrepreneurship Seminar being hosted by Arise Africa to comemorate ONE YEAR anniversary.

It can be recalled the feverish joy as Owerri Eastern heartland played host to the unveiling of Arise Magazine last year. The event changed the economic atmosphere of Imo State in a dynamic way as Arise Afrika at the forum marshaled out strategies to empower Nigerian youths with skills that would guarantee their financial and social freedom.

Ik Anyanwu urged South East youths to be agents of Change.

A social commentator and publisher of Arise Afrika Magazine,  IK Anyanwu has urged South East youths to be agents of Change.

The leadership blogger, event / media Consultant  and Human Resources Specialist, made the call during  at the Unveiling.   He called on the  youths to become self reliant instead of  looking for white collar jobs. This  come at the heels of the official launch of Arise Afrika Magazine  as  youths from the south east gathered to lend their support towards the success of the event which attracted  participation of high profile guests from across the south east.

He called on youth involvement and active participation in developing their talents instead of looking for white collar jobs that are nonexistent, due to the harsh economic conditions in the country. The launch provided platform for brain storm and  included cultural exhibitions, African Fashion show, Comedy, Talk show,
 History was made as Arise Afrka Magazine was unveiled to the general public. A civic gathering  held that featured technocrats, educationists, captains of industries, civil society leaders , opinion molders and the general society in a discussion that will that will elicit thinking for self sustenance.

This was revealed at the heels of the event where participants were taught and shown several opportunities that abound today in Globalization and in the Social Media. How they can become social entrepreneurs and commercialize their activities of Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms.
Hon Engr Chidi Ibeh, Immediate Past Commissioner of Commerce and Industry flagged off the event after enlightening the youths of opportunities that abounds and the policies which the Government has put in place to ensure that youths are empowered. He told the people of Loans which the is being made accessible to the youths in line with the vision of Rescue Mission Government to empower the youths.
Speakers at the event include: Rev Dr Bunmi Babs, Mr. Kenneth Obiakor – Founder Leadership Development Foundation, Dr Mercy Ogbodo, Prince Royal , Pastor Chima,  Hon Prince Odunze, Simple Ugorji ( Watchout for details of their lectures on next edition of Arise Afrika)
It was reported that His Excellency, the Governor of Imo State , His Excellency Owelle Rochas Okorocha was the Special Guest of Honour, Bro Emma Okorie – Chancellor Rhema University/ President Living Word Ministries was the Father of the day and High Chief Emeka Inyama- Chairman Abia Warriors Football Club was the Chairman of the Occasion.
 Other dignitaries include: Nze Tonnex Chukwu, Prof Mrs Adaobi Obasi – VC Imo State University ably represented by Hon Chris Aguibe, Pastor Chima ,  Dr Mercy Ogbodo, Kenneth Obiakor, Austin Okoro – Editor African Herald Newspaper, Ms Sarah Emeghara of National Question,  Central News, Prince Royal – President of Imo Association of Imo Entertainers/Ceo Royal Prince Movies ,  Chigozie Okala CEO eletism6 blog,  Hon Obinna Ezefule – Principal Officer to the Governor on Students Affairs, Kayce Iheme PA to Chief of Staff on student Affairs, Chet Chux-Amaechi not less than 50 youths selected from various institutions were present at the event.
In a press release, Mr. Anyanwu stated that “there are many publications out there but Arise Afrika Magazine is one with distinction in all areas as it is founded on a vision”

In keeping with our pact to use everything at our disposal to advance intellectual growth and advancement of our people. We have began this project. Our vision is to “Redefine Africans to the World” while our mission is to “Raise the beautiful continent of Africa one information at a time”

The response of the people since inception of this vision is overwhelming. We recently hosted Face of Arise Africa Pageant/Awards- a fashion show, depicting our rich cultural heritages .

• Need for youths to realize that they are catalyst for a new lasting positive socio-economic change

The Publisher of Arise Afrika revealed that they are set to re position Imo as the investment destination and tourism junction of the nation with their Most Beautiful Face In Africa beauty pageant and called on sponsors to indentify with this great project which was well promoted on the magazine.
The magazine featured articles from Prof Chidi Osuagwu, Prof BEB Nwoke, Dr Mac Ginger Ibeneme, Prof Mrs Adaobi Obasi, Profile on Rt Hon Ugonna Ozuruigbo (Enyioha) , Citation of Chief (Dr) Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu (Ahaejiagamba), His Grace, the Most Rev. Prof Daddy Hezekiah, Rev Fr Prof Philip Ogbonna and Bro Emma Okorie.
Imo @ 40 Honour List, Photo News, Coronation Ceremony of HRH Igwe Ezenwa Anyanwu – Eze Igbo 2 of Karu Fct Abuja, Leadership Capital Balance by Dr Linus Okorie, Imo Carnival Loading, Imo Student Leadership Summit,
And other interesting articles.
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Ikechukwu Anyanwu
PROFILE OF IKECHUKWU ANYANWU Ikechukwu Anyanwu is an Imo State born Nigerian. An Author, Public Speaker, Humanitarian, Blogger, Media Guru and Start-up Coach. He has inspired millions through Arise Africa Network Platform He Is Into Education, Media, Entertainment, Showbiz and Hospitality Industry. Having calved a nitche for himself as a leadership expert, human capital development and management consultant. He is currently the Chairman, Online Media practitioners Association of Nigeria, Imo State Chapter. Ceo Arise Africa Magazine, Founder Arise Africa Network – a non-profit organization. Face of Arise Africa, Managing Consultant GCFN Consult. Member, Imo State Bloggers Association. Ag National President, Association of Pageant CEO’s of Nigeria Human Resource Specialist and Leadership Coach with astute impact on many seeking to maximize their skills, intellectuals and innate potentials He has a track record of reproducing leaders and helping them to gain dominance within their nitch. Mr Anyanwu after a rich career that spanned for 18 years having worked as Human Resources Manger, Outlet Manager Rennys Foods Limited from 2004 – 2019, Management Consultant for various Quick Service Restaurants in Abuja, Enugu, Rivers State, Abia, Ebonyi, Kogi and Imo State is now focusing on helping young people to discover, develop their talents. He has built lots of platforms for young people of Africa to express their talents. He is passionate about writing, consulting, coaching and training. He blogs regularly via and has a thriving social media followership. He is a graduate of Sociology/Anthropology, Imo State University whose passion is to impart knowledge by educating, equipping and empowering young minds for the future. He is an alumni of Living Word Training Center He is also the West African Representative of All African Media Networks He is married to Mrs Carol Anyanwu and blessed with 3 sons.


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