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Saturday, 23 December 2017

Citation of Chief Iwuanyanwu at 60


Chief Sir Chyna Iwuanyanwu
Alias CHACO
Ugochinyere MBA 1 of Dim-na-nume Isu
...The Legend at 60
Chief Sir Chyna Iwuanyanwu was born the fourth child of ten children to Chief Bethran and Lolo Justina Iwuanyanwu, Chimereze 1of Dim-na-nume.

With a modest upbringing in the then Coalcity of Enugu the young Chaco as he was fondly called, had his primary education at St Peter's Primary School Ogbete, Enugu; though it was disrupted due to the civil war as his family retired back to Amuzi his hometown.
Farming, hunting, trekking to the faraway village stream at his maternal home in Eziama ISU,  transformed the young city boy both mentally and physically turning him into a strong purposeful and courageous young man.
Luckily he was selected for a Federal Government Schorlarship to study at FGC Warri where he was eventually adopted as a son by his principal, Mr P. H. Davis for his exceptional brilliance.
He won several awards in literature and was part of the young choristers who performed at a Christmas Carol for the then Head of State,  Gen Yakubu Growing at the Dodan Barracks in December 1977.
The young Chyna took to activism during his time as a student of University of Lagos and was instrumental during the famous Ali-Must-Go nationwide protest alongside notable figures like Ayo Opadokun,  Segun Okeowo and other patriotic student union leaders.
Graduating from the University and eventually going for his National Youth Service Corps, Chaco was employed PRO by the NYSC, Rivers State. He later became the Zonal PRO at Radio Nigeria, Enugu the before he moved to the IMO State House of Assembly where he held the same position as PRO to the Assembly.
In his sojourn into full media practice,  Chief Chyna worked with Nigerian Statesman Newspaper, Champion Newspaper and Every woman Newspaper.
He also had a stint with Guy Series Advertising Firm owned by the Ibru's as well as other advertising firms before founding his own Democracy Confidential an online newspaper and Abuja Celebrity Magazine.
He delved into politics early in life after his path crossed with that of Chief M. K. O. Abiola through Dr Ben Ohiaeri.
Chief Chyna was a founding member of the People's Democratic Party and once contested the Isu/Njaba/Nkwerre/Nwangele Federal Constituency Seat under the UNDP.
In 2008 he contested for the National Chairmanship position of the PDP, one aspiration that has still remained remarkable. He was also contested for the position of Publicity Secretary in the party.
He is presently the National Secretary, Igbo Political Forum, member, Ime Obi Ohaneze Ndigbo and founder Centre for Igbo Civilisation and Culture, a body formed due to his love for the Igbo tradition.
The media guru is also the Group Chairman of the SunGold Group of companies with investments in real estate, agriculture and a host of other business concerns.
Chief Chyna also runs the Zara Foundation an NGO involved in promoting healthcare, education, women empowerment, youths and the less privileged.
Chief Chyna is married with 3 children, one of whom is Sir Amarachi Iwuanyanwu, an aspirant to the IMO State House of Assembly seat, and 5 grand children.

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