Wasaba SoulQueenWu Sidibay is an Alumnae of Lincoln University. She graduated in 2015 with a BA degree in visual arts and then pursued a Masters of Divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary anticipating graduation on May 13th, 2019. Wasaba is a gifted artist, singer, entrepreneur and minister. She is the founder of I.A.H. Collective meaning I AM HERE Collective, which has a mission to affirm the humanity, experiences, and the significance of all of its participants by means necessary. This mission is achieved through workshops like Self Love Day, scholarships, community service and engagement projects and partnerships. Wasaba says that she believes in people and she believes in our human capacity to be and do the good we wish to see in this world today. With deep self-reflection, community support and the power of radical of love we can change the world one life at a time.
In her own words,
One of the best lessons that I have learned in this life is the power of making a choice. When I learned that I could choose life even when it felt like life wasn’t choosing me be back. I recognized a power in me that wasn’t defined by my circumstance but was a gift from the Most High God. That kind of love makes me fight harder for others and myself. I am worth it, all of us are!
Kelechi Ubozoh is a San Francisco Bay Area poet and mental health advocate. Kelechi frequents many Bay Area readings like Lit Crawl, Beast Crawl, Birds of Paradise, Lyrics and Dirges, Get Lit, Passages on the Lake, Voz Sin Tinta, Nomadic Press, Liminal, and Bay Area Generations. Check out her live performance. She is featured in The SAMHSA Voice Award Winning documentary, The S Word, following the lives of suicide attempt survivors in an effort to eliminate stigma of mental health issues. Check out The S Word Movie Trailer. Her story is also featured in the Live Through This Project.
“If you are a Nigerian struggling with a mental health condition, remember that this is a “health condition” and just like you would take care of your heart, you should take care of your mind without judgement. Please know that you aren’t alone, and that you can get better.” -Kelechi Ubozoh
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Chinomso D. Nwachuku delivered the keynote address at Umu Igbo Unite (UIU)-Houston Chapter Gala on June 22, 2017. Watch and listen to Chinomso as he talks candidly about the inspiration behind TalkNaija, Inc.
Umu Igbo Unite is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization that promotes cultural preservation and appreciation, professional development, entrepreneurship, and civic engagement among Igbos in the diaspora.