Cultural Executive – Uchenna (Uche) Okereafor:
What is the meaning of your Igbo name and what State are you from?
Godswill and I’m from Imo state.
What has been your favourite meeting, event or experience to date at ICSN and why?
My first GHM in 2010 if I remember correctly. It was so welcoming. I couldn’t believe how many enthusiastic young Igbos were in attendance and doing something positive to promote their culture. It was almost like being in Nigeria but not quite. After that day I instantly felt a sense of community and renewed pride in my identity as an Igbo man.
If you were stranded in the desert and allowed three items what would they be and why?
I actually need only one item lol! A fully charged Satellite phone to: Call my lovely wife to hear her voice, let her know that I’m fine and reassure her I’ll be back soon. Call RAF, SAS, FBI, CIA, AIT, CNN – in fact any agency with an abbreviation for them to pick up my precise GPS coordinates via the satellite phone. Call Bear Grills for any tips on keeping hydrated (that doesn’t involve drinking my own pee) whilst I wait for rescue P.S. I know I sound like a geek right now lol! But as an Igbo man I’m more interested in a rescue operation than wasting time in the hot desert wishing three pots of my favourite Eguisi soup that I can always eat at home instead #Ogeadighi #Notime.