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A Message From Mr. John Odiaka
My name is John Odiaka Akaekpuchionwa Anene, Jr. aka “Unbeatable.” I am from Onije Village, the eight of ten children of Mr. & Mrs. John Onwochei aka “Eze Ayakata” & Isabella Nneamaka Anene. I attended both primary and secondary school in Ubulu-Uku, CMS and St. Anthony’s College, respectively. Upon graduation from St. Anthony’s, I worked briefly with the Federal Ministry of Establishment, Ikoyi, Lagos before leaving for North America in 1981.
I graduated from Wiley College, Marshall, Texas and Florida International University, Miami, Florida with Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Hospitality & Tourism in 1985 &1989, respectively. I also did a post graduate work at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia.
I am a result oriented individual with over 20 years of teaching, training, assessment, and management experience. I have held different professional positions including senior level managerial positions, college professor, consultant and also an entrepreneur. I owned and operated Tropical Supermarket, Inc, Dayton, Ohio. I am the owner and operator of DeJohn Music Production, Professional Disc Jockey (DJ), specializing in all music for all occasions: highlife, Juju, Fuji, Soca, Reggae, Soukouss, Zouk, Hip Hop, etc.
I am one of the co-founders and architect of Ubulu-Uku USA, Inc., (UUU). I strongly believe that “collectively” we can make Ubulu-Uku great. One of my passions is to see Ubulu-Uku sons and daughters sit and deliberate on how to develop and lend our resources for the future of our town, that is the reason why I devoted and committed my time and resources for the welfare of Ubulu-Uku USA. I served as the first Interim General Secretary and first elected General Secretary until July 28, 2006. Since the conception of Ubulu-Uku USA (UUU), I have been very active in disseminating information and propagating the goals of the association and served in different committees especially in planning and execution of all the conventions but one. As part of my commitment & dedication, I met several times with the late Obi Edward Ofulue II to brief and update him of the UUU’s existence and goals. I also met with the principals of the
three public secondary schools and documented their needs. The project at Anglican Grammar School was a result of these meetings.
I am also the President and co-founder of Nigeria United of Dayton and the Miami Valley, Ohio, a 501C (3) with the objective to foster unity among Nigerians and to propagate the positive rich cultures of Nigeria.
I am married to my lovely queen, Kate Awele Nee Utomi from Ibusa. We are blessed with twin boys and a girl, Nnaemeka, Nnamdi and Nneamaka. My hobbies include music, travelling, cooking, sport, reading and talking politics.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our supporters for all these years. May the Almighty Father continue to bless you and your families.
Thank you and welcome to Ubulu Kingdom.
John O. Anene, Jr.