The Advisory Board

Mr. William Carmichael (Chairman)

Publisher, Deep River Books (USA)

Dr. Bill Carmichael is a co-founder of Deep River Books. He  has a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Santa Clara, and a honorary doctorate by Corban University, recognizing his contributions to Christian publishing. He was also given a Lifetime Achievement Award from Vanguard University, where he did undergraduate work. In addition, Bill has served on the board of directors of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association.

Mrs. Adesua Onyenokwe

Publisher, TW Magazine (Nigeria)

Onyenokwe is a Nigerian television personality. She was a former presenter at NTA before becoming an editor for the magazine “Todays Woman,” which has an online readership of over 200,000 people. She is a talk show host of the program “Seriously Speaking” which came on air in 2014.

Mrs. Titi Horsfall

Founder PWRI (Nigeria)

Mrs. Titi Horsfall is one of Nigeria’s most inspiring writers. A poet, novelist and founder of Prisenda Writers Residency Initiative, she was a guest speaker at the African Achievers Awards, Westminster Parliament UK, and made a Case for the Education of the African Girl-child.

Titi Horsfall is the PRTimes Africa woman of the year 2017, African Achievers Awards Honoree – recipient of the 2016 African Literature Prize, and the prestigious Garden City Advancement Award 2015.

Mrs. Nana Churcher

TV Host, The Nana Churcher Show (USA)

Nana Churcher is the host and executive producer of Nana Churcher Show, which airs in Africa and Europe, with presence on YouTube. It’s the No.1 Talk Show in the African-Caribbean Diaspora. An influential voice in today’s culture, she is regularly invited to inspire and motivate various women groups and conferences in the UK and Africa.

Nana has been nominated Best Media Personality by Women4Africa Awards, and her Talk Show was nominated Favorite Talk Show led by a woman by Screen Nation Awards in the UK. Nana is a wife and a mother of four. She resides in London.

Mr. Denja Abdullahi

President, Association of Nigeria Authors (Nigeria)

Mr Denja Abdullahi is an award winning poet, literary essayist and culture technocrat. He was the National General Secretary of the Association of Nigerian authors from 2005-2009. Denja Abdullahi currently works in the National Council for Arts and Culture, Abuja Nigeria, as a Deputy Director of Performing Arts.

Dr. Onamari Horsfall

Programme Director, Empretec Nigeria Foundation for the United Nations.

A seasoned sales professional with over 19 years’ experience, his career spans FMCG- Sales, automobile, oil & gas, telecommunications and renewable energy. He obtained his first degree in Banking & Finance from the Rivers State university of Science & technology, his masters (MBA) from Lagos State University and a PHD in Credit Management (Honorary) from University of Panama.

He is currently the Programme Director, Empretec Nigeria Foundation for the United Nations.

Board of Trustees

Titi Horsfall (Founder)

Mrs. Titi Horsfall is one of Nigeria’s most inspiring writers. A poet, novelist and founder of Prisenda Writers Residency Initiative, she was a guest speaker at the African Achievers Awards, Westminster Parliament UK, and made a case for the education of the African Girl-child. Titi Horsfall is the PRTimes Africa woman of the year 2017, African Achievers Awards Honoree - recipient of the 2016 African Literature Prize, and the prestigious Garden City Advancement Award 2015. Her books includes, The Rivers Frontier; History of the Niger Delta (historical non-fiction) From an Orphan to a Queen; Esther (novel), Influence of a King (novel), Reflections (poetry), Fancy Loma (short story). She co-edited the 2014 UNESCO World Book Capital project: 100 Years around Port Harcourt. A professionally trained communicator, she holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing, masters in banking and finance, and an MBA in oil & gas management from the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.

Tonbara Egekwu

holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the Rivers State University of Science and Technology and currently works at the World Bank Project Monitoring Unit of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Abuja. A strong advocate for diligence and hard work, she is involved in Contract Administration and Project Management of Donor Agency funded projects. Her professional interests focus on research and development of strategies that strengthen procurement processes and ensure client satisfaction. In addition, she serves a member of the Board of Trustees for Prisenda Writers Residency.

Uche Izuora

Uche Izuora is the founder and President of His-Sickles International Mission, a ministry committed to world missions, with youth discipleship and empowerment as its core thrust. His service in the missions enterprise began in Sudan, now South Sudan, in 2005. The current insecurities in South Sudan has the ministry operating from the West Nile region of Uganda from 2016, where he and the ministry continue to bring the Kingdom of Jesus Christ to South Sudanese refugees via psychosocial and educational support, with other transformational endeavours around the region. Uche’s passion for education inspired the birth of www.greaterhopeproject.org, which is an educational model designed specifically for schools within a refugee camp environment; aimed at facilitating the delivery of instruction and hope to these needy people. Hundreds of South Sudanese refugee children in Rhinocamp Uganda are currently benefiting from this vision. Though a computer scientist by training, Uche has a profound appreciation for the literary arts and believes that books, education and the school environment are key infrastructures for birthing national transformation and ensuring Christ’s Kingdom advancement in this generation. He expresses himself via his blog site: www.uche.myadventures.org Uche is married to Sola Izuora, they are blessed with two sons and currently make their home in Lagos, Nigeria.

Kabir Alwalled Yusuf

Publisher PRTIMES AFRICA. Strength: Wide knowledge of different public relations practices. Able to effectively communicate with different individuals and groups. Extensive experience in both broadcast and print media. Extensive knowledge of online platforms for PR distribution. Great skills in written and verbal communication.

Mr. Emmanuel O. Chukwu (Secretary)

A Lawyer with vast practice experience in Corporate and Commercial Law, especially trans-border transactions, and Dispute Resolutions. He seats on the board of a number of companies and business establishments. He is currently a Director in Friends of Prisoners Foundation (a NGO that is focused on releasing, rehabilitating and re-integrity prisoners). Because of his love for community development, he has chaired and advanced several community projects in different states of Nigeria. He has served humanity in various influential capacities. He is happily married.

Mr. Anote Ajeluorou

Journalist and creative writer. Arts Editor with The Guardian, Lagos

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