Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

February 10, 2018
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Nigerian Bobsled Team, Fulani Earrings, and Palm Wine

Nigerian Bobsled Team Meets Ellen DeGeneres What fun! Clearly these women are made for being in the public eye! Did you see them in the Opening Parade on Friday night? Fulani Earrings in a Connected World Last Saturday afternoon I … Continue reading

May 1, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Charly Boy and Other Fascinating People

Charly Boy Among the many people with fascinating stories and interesting connections at the Legacies of Biafra Conference was Charly Boy. I had never heard of Charly Boy until Friday when people were saying, “Did you know? Charly Boy will be here … Continue reading

February 6, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

More on White Privilege

White Privilege: The Conversation Continues  Last week I wrote about TEAM Westport’s essay contest on white privilege. Interest has continued to grow. In fact, TEAM’s “student essay contest about ‘white privilege’ has created an uproar,” according to The New York Times! At … Continue reading

October 1, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
Comments Off on Nigerian Independence Day

Nigerian Independence Day

Nigerian Independence Day Nigerian Independence Day is October 1st! Today marks Nigeria’s 56th anniversary of independence from Britain. In 1960 the Queen’s representative Princess Anne graced the handover celebrations. Alhaji Abubakar Tafawa Balewa took over as independent Nigeria’s first Prime Minister. But … Continue reading

May 5, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Fulani Herders Face Igbo Women

Fulani Herders I read this intriguing article about how a group of Igbo women confronted Fulani herders whose cows were destroying their crops. They put their heads together and came up with a novel solution. What did they do? A clue … Continue reading