Episode 4: Branding: Change the way the world looks at you with Stella Okuzu - CEO of EDD Consulting. Hosted by Valentina Halim

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.


Connect with Stella via:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/stella.emmanuel.5




Episode 3: The Rise of Afrobeats with DJ Abass. Hosted by Valentina Halim

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.


Connect with DJ Abass via:

website: www.djamediauk.blogspot.co.uk 


Episode 2: Power and Passion with Connie Lee Bennet. Hosted by Valentina Halim

March 9, 2017

Connie-Lee Bennett is the fabulous founder of Meraki Therapy. She has over 15 years of experience in the field of Psychology, Connie has developed is recognized for her own methodology: her T.H.R.I.V.E system and her Authentic Communication Model. She has been voted the ‘Best Complementary therapist’, become an Authority in the field of Holistic Psychotherapy.

Connie has spoken in the United Kingdom, India, Brussels, the Netherlands and France; produces her own radio show; written articles for magazines and authored various self-published books and created various online programmes. She also give workshops twice a year in Paris and London.

Connect with Connie on;

FB: https://www.facebook.com/connielee.bennett

LinkedIn: https://fr.linkedin.com/in/connie-lee-bennett-922642105

Twitter: https://twitter.com/merakitherapy

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/merakitherapy/



Episode 1: Create your own lane with Kene Mkparu - Group MD/CEO of Filmhouse Cinemas & FilmOne Distribution/Production. Hosted by Valentina Halim

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.