The Queen of England has presented an honorary to a Nigeria, Chukwu-Emeka Chikezie. He received his MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) from Her Majesty The Queen in a ceremony at the Buckingham Palace.
The Nigerian-Sierra Leonean is the Executive Director and co-founder of the London-based African Foundation for Development (AFFORD), which happens to be an organization with a mission to expand and enhance the contribution that Africans in the Diaspora make to Africa’s development.
Chikezie’s education started at early primary school in Cheltenham, UK followed by later primary and secondary schools in Freetown. His first two years of university were at FBC, Freetown with the remainder at Gloucestershire College of Arts and Technology, Northeast London Polytechnic(now University of East London) the London College of Printing and Distributive Trades and City University.
His first job was ‘flipping burgers for MacDonald’s and working behind the bar at a seedy Cheltershire nightclub.