Nominations open for the Igbo Women Awards 2016


The Igbo Women Award was established with the aim of recognising and also appreciating Igbo women across the globe for their great achievement and work.Igbo women are known for their strength and resilience. They have continued to excel in all areas of life. Focus, drive, determination, ambition, passion, talent are just some of the characteristics that are embedded in this women we have chosen to honour in a celebratory way. This is the maiden edition.

Who Is An Igbo Woman?

She is a woman of Igbo descent. Igbo is one of the largest ethnic groups in Africa, a West African tribe of people predominantly found in the south eastern region of Nigeria. An Igbo woman roots can be traced to the south eastern part of Nigeria. She is strong, courageous and industrious


Who Can Be Nominated?

Any woman of Igbo descent, with both or either parents from Abia, Anambra, Imo, Enugu, Ebonyi or Igbo speaking parts of Delta and Rivers States.

The categories have been carefully picked so as to cover women in their many different roles.


  • Best Humanitarian
  • Best Author
  • Best Dance group
  • Best Entertainer
  • Best Sports Personality
  • Best Actress
  • Best Social group
  • Best Music Artist
  • Best Educationalist
  • Best Fashion Designer
  • Best Town Association
  • Mother of the Year
  • Best Media Personality






Nigerian Watch launches an African Business UK Directory coming out in October 2014

NIGERIAN Watch is launching an African Business UK Directory coming out in October 2014 as part of an ongoing drive to facilitate intra-African commerce across the community.

Launched in March 2012, Nigerian Watch has established itself as the undisputed market leader in the UK’s Diaspora publishing industry in just over two years. In addition to this, the paper’s online newspaper has attracted over 2m readers, making it the foremost ethnic minority newspaper in the UK.

To build on this success, Nigerian Watch has decided to launch an African business directory to enable Africans engaged in commerce to have easy access to each other. Its first edition comes out in October 2014 and will be marketed extensively around the UK and beyond to give each business maximum exposure.

Maryanne Jemide, Nigerian Watch’s managing director, said: “Our first edition will have 30,000 copies printed and it will be distributed using our already well-established distribution locations, which includes, supermarkets, local shops, specific tube and train stations, African churches, restaurants, African embassies, African banks etc. Over the last 10 years an increasing number of Africans have opened businesses in the UK and a lot of them are thriving and doing very well.

“As a result, Nigerian Watch has decided to launch this directory in order to further promote and assist all African businesses in the UK to grow and expand. This directory will cover all business categories including money transfer, beauty salons, telecoms, entertainment, events/exhibitions, fitness, health & beauty, hair & make-up, hairdressers, legal services, painters & decorators, taxis, tuition, venues, solicitors, shipping, accountants, estate agents, wedding cakes/candy, universities & colleges, car and coach hire, car sales, carpenters & joiners, carpet cleaners and caterers but to name a few.”

To advertise in the directory, business can either call 020 8588 9640 or email Previously a monthly publication which came out on the last Friday of every month, Nigerian Watch became so popular its management decided to double its print run and 50,000 copies are now printed a fortnight.

Opportunities/Jobs UK

Nigerian Centenary Awards UK – Fantastic Opportunity! Recruiting Volunteers Now!

On Friday June 27 2014, Nigerians in the UK will be marking 100 years of the country’s existence with a glitzy dinner tagged the Nigerian Centenary Awards UK. At the event, which is expected to attract the who-is-who within the UK diaspora community, 100 Nigerians who have contributed to British and Nigerian society will be honoured.

BenefitsThe committee in charge of organising the event is looking for volunteers to help with the smooth delivery of the event. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet new people, boost career options and/or career changes, and give back to the community – all whilst at an enjoyable night out.

All volunteers must:

      –   Be physically able to carry out the work;
Be at least 16 years as at the last birthday. There is no upper age limit
Not be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs;
Remain at their point of allocated duty (except in pursuit of public safety);
Remain calm
Be courteous towards all those with whom they have contact;
Co-operate in full with any legal requirements of any Emergency Services or Walthamstow Council Officials.




Online Shows

Web Series: Brothers With No Game Episodes 1 – 8



For further information

Radio Television UK Whats On

Media Watch: 7th January – 11th January 2013


Community Channel

8am: Africa Goes Digital                                                                                                       Is Africa being left out of the digital revolution? This documentary highlights how Africa is making inroads into leveraging information technology for the continent’s development.

BBC Radio 4

11am: Phelophepa

Laverne Antrobus visits rural South Africa to tell the story of the extraordinary Phelophepa Health Train.

The Phelophepa (meaning good, clean health) is a mobile clinic which weaves its way through rural South Africa bringing doctors, nurses and psychologists to a population which has approximately one doctor for every five thousand people. Owned and operated by South Africa’s state freight rail company, Transnet, and funded by a variety of organisations and companies, the Phelophepa has twenty permanent staff who live on the train and up to forty medical students who come and go on placements.

For the programme Laverne caught up with the Phelophepa in Alice, a small town in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. She met doctors, student doctors, and of course the patients; many leave having received the treatment they need, however the painful truth is that not everyone can be seen. Often the train has to pull away for the next town, leaving patients (who had travelled miles to be there) behind.



Channel 4

10pm: Don’t Blame Facebook

Documentary tracking down people across the UK who have made extraordinary blunders on Facebook and other social media websites, revealing the potential dangers of sharing too much information online. Stories include the friends arrested on terror charges at a US airport after a joke tweet, the McDonald’s employee who went to jail after hacking an international superstar’s Facebook page and the model arrested in her pyjamas after police burst into her home investigating claims she was harassing a celebrity


BBC Radio 4

3pm: Money Box Live: Tax and Self-Assessment

Perhaps you want to know about your personal allowance, tax on savings, shares, pension contributions or buying a home?

Will there be tax to pay if you give away or sell a valuable possession?

And what happens if you transfer an asset to a current or former spouse or civil partner?

Waiting to share their knowledge will be:

Anita Monteith, Technical Manager, Tax Faculty, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Chas Roy-Chowdhury, Head of Taxation, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Eric Williams, Tax Partner, Grant Thornton

Whatever your tax question, our experts will do their best to help.


people power

10.30pm: People & Power – Ndiyindoda: I am a man                                                        

 Investigating allegations that circumcision rituals in South Africa result in the mutilation  and death of hundreds of young men every year.


10.30pm: People & Power – Spirit Child

Investigating the ritual murder of disabled children in Ghana – innocent victims of a belief that they are possessed by evil spirits.




8pm: Tutu’s Children (2013) Ep 1

Young professionals are coached to be inspiring African leaders of the future, in an experiment championed by the legendary Desmond Tutu.




10.15pm: Dame Shirley Bassey at the BBC

A compilation of archive performances by the singer to mark her 76th birthday – some 60 years after her vocal talent first achieved public recognition. Featuring footage from Show of the Week, The Shirley Bassey Show, the 2007 Glastonbury Festival and the star’s Electric Proms show in 2009. Songs include Goldfinger, Big Spender and Diamonds are Forever