March 23, 2017
Stella Okuzu has over 20 years of banking experience covering Corporate, Commercial and Retail Banking as well as Internal Controls and Audit.
She currently runs a Management Consulting Company called EDD Consulting. EDD Consulting provides Business and Personal coaching services. She seeks to help her clients achieve their personal best and is passionate about helping people develop their entrepreneurial spirit.
Stella is particularly passionate about women issues and serves with the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women and Dress for Success, Greater London as Mentor and Volunteer respectively. She is also working on a fashion line to generate sustainable revenue to support Orphanages around the world.
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March 10, 2017
Multi-award winning DJ ABASS is a London based DJ, MC, broadcaster and a media & entertainment consultant. He is the CEO of DJA Media.
Originally from Nigeria, he is one of the most influential figures in the popularisation of African music in the UK and beyond. As a broadcaster, he hosted and co-produced the popular TV music program ‘Intro with DJ Abass’ and remains a regular commentator on African issues on UK television and radio. He is a founding member of the Nigerian Djs UK Association and a long standing co-organiser of the Nigerian Corner at the annual Notting-Hill Carnival.
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March 9, 2017
Kene Mkparu is Founder and Group MD/CEO of Filmhouse Cinemas and FilmOne Production/Distribution Nigeria has over 25 years cinema and film industry experience.
In Aug 2016, he launched the first IMAX cinema in West Africa, in Lekki Lagos, Nigeria, complete with Signature Dine-in cinema offerings.
In 1991, Kene began his career in the film industry as General Manager with Odeon UK. When he returned to Nigeria in 2008, as managing director, he set up and launched Genesis Deluxe Cinemas. He was also the managing director and ceo of FilmAFRICA UK, a production & distribution company that specialized in releasing African films in mainstream UK cinemas. This is a position he held from 2005 – 2008.
Filmhouse cinemas has a chain of 12 cinemas and a strategic roll-out plan to reach 25 cinemas by 2018.