Emeka Prince Ogwu is a Nigerian journalist who is fast raising to prominence. Well known as the first Nigerian journalist to write a town current affair which is IKORODU CURRENT AFFAIRS.
He was born into the renowned ogwu’s family of Ndokwa-West Local government division of Delta State on 8th June 1990. He began his educational career in 1993 at All saint primary School Ikorodu, which was also attended by Nigeria multi award winning music producer Sarz Beats. After which, he left for Ikorodu Oga primary school to complete his primary education.
For his secondary education , he proceeded to the popular Keme Balogun College, Ibeshe – Ikorodu where he completed his secondary education in record of time and obtained his west African school certificate in 2005/2006 academic sessions.
A brilliant and promising young student, in 2011 twenty one year old Emeka gained admission to the prestigious Lagos State University where he obtained his bachelor of science in public administration 2017. Unrelenting in his academic pursuit ,while he was in 200 level at the University, he sought admission to Gateway polytechnic on a sandwich programme at their Lagos satellite campus, where he obtained a National Diploma in Business Administration.
Emeka has always shown an incredible passion and interest in broadcasting and promoting Ikorodu lifestyle, entertainment, politics and general news. He has anchored numerous events within and outside the shores of Ikorodu and had shared stage performances with notable Nigerian celebrities like Odunlade Adekola, Bovi, Reminise,Reekado banks, Okey Bakasi, Omo baba, Helen Paul, Saheed Balogun , Samclef, Owen gee, Muka-Ray, Saint Janet, Murphy Afolabi and DJ Neptune to mention just a few. Moreso,Ikorodu up and coming talented artist were privileged through him to perform and shared stage performances.
While on the saddle of publicizing and promoting the community, on January 1st 2016, he premiered Ikorodu entertainment news on M .I. T.V at exactly 10:35AM . On that episode, he had a talk show and aired videos of the likes of Slimcase ,Sean Tizzle ,Chidinma, Q.dot , among other upcoming artist who were also Ikorodu residents as at that time. In 2017 , he launched Ikorodu Splash Magazine which majored on lifestyle, politics, entertainment and general news of Ikorodu community.
Nevertheless his ability to recognize opportunity that can propel Ikorodu town to limelight is unparalleled. In 2016, Gateway polytechnic honored him with a special recognition award, and in 2017, he was awarded best television personality of The year at I.M.V.A (Ikorodu Music Video Award) That same year an incorporated media company known as 36Hype made him content developer and member of board of trustee.
In 2018, another shocker was in store for him, as Lagos State endorsed C.P.E awards nominated him as the media personality of the year . Among the nominees are Azeez Makinde CEO of Naijaloaded.com , Femi Edwards CEO of Comedy Plus Magazine, among others.
Shortly after that, Madiba Media signed a partnership deal with him. Indeed Emeka is an outstanding media personality in the Ikorodu axis of Lagos State. He was not struck with surprise when the convener of Lagos Our Pride Show Mr Oluwatosin bashexy asked him to join on stage while receiving his award at the Ikorodu Man Of The Year Award 2018. Mean while the likes of Lagos State House of Assembly majority leader Honourable S.O.B Agubiade, Senior editor of Tribune Newspaper ; Newton Ray, Chairman of Oriwu sun newspaper; Alhaji Monsor Olowosago, award winning outstanding counsellor in Lagos- North East ; Honourable Gbadamosi Olaomo, veteran Nollywood actor Yemi My Lover, Lucozade Boost Ambassador and MTN fitness instructor; Hilary Jackson, Regina Daniels and her father, and Nollywood actor; Muphy Afolabi has commended his immense effort on several occasions.
His quest for journalism and media led him to publish the foremost and number one club in Ikorodu “ClubLakers” on cover page of a magazine prior to Davido’s visit to the club on December 22nd 2018.
No doubt journalist Emeka Ogwu is indeed an amazing amazon for humanity, lifestyle and community development. He proved himself as an astute journalist at the Ikorodu Economic Summit 2018,where he had a brief chat with the Director of finance and Clark of Nigeria federal house of administrative OTUNBA GANIU ABIRU.
In a bid to draw a wider audience and readership of his articles, in early year 2020, he started reporting on Voice Of African Media.
AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
Journalist Emeka Ogwu has been nominated and won a number of awards which are:
(1) Special recognition award by Gateway polytechnic 2016
(2) Best TV presenter of the year by IMVA(Ikorodu Music Video Award) 2017
(3) Nominated as Media Personality of the year by Lagos State Endorsed CPE Award (2018)
(4) Outstanding Journalist Award by Club Lakers (2018)
(5) Excellence In Community Journalism by OYES Award Osun-State (2019)
(6) Outstanding Alumni Award by Ikorodu Oga Primary School (2019)
(7) Broadcasters Merit Award by Voice Of African Media (2020)