About Us

Our Story

Umu Igbo Unite (UIU), was founded in 2005 in Atlanta, Georgia by the D.I. Anadu and J.C. Okpukpara families.

Umu Igbo Unite (UIU), was founded in 2005 in Atlanta, Georgia by the D.I. Anadu and J.C. Okpukpara families.The motivation behind UIU’s birth was to address the lack of a structured network that catered to the specific cultural, professional, and social needs of first-generation Igbo Americans and the greater Diaspora. Since its inception, UIU has grown to over 5,000 members nationwide with 13 active chapters: Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, DMV, Boston, Tristate (NY, NJ, CT), Detroit, Los Angeles, Cincinnati, Twin Cities, Bay Area, Austin, and Miami.

About Umu Igbo Unite

Professional Networking with a Cultural Twist.

Umu Igbo Unite is a cultural promotion group dedicated to exporting the norms, values and traditions of Igbos. We are the foremost network of Igbo Americans. UIU is inspired by the power of unity in a foreign land. As cultural exchange advocates, we witness the power of diversity and unity of Umu Igbo.
We celebrate individuality, embrace differences and enable learning opportunities by creating safe harbors in which people can come together for mutual understanding and benefit.

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.
We applaud the resilience of our forebearers who came to America to discover their dreams. We welcome the courageous, the hardworking and the determined who break through barriers and establish new frontiers for generations to come.

26000 +
Followers
We currently have over twenty six thousand followers and growing
13 +
Chapters
Our current number of chapters, we are 13 strong and growing.
60 +
Outreach projects
We strive to provide support to Igbos back home and Igbos in the diaspora
14
Annual Conventions
Our annual convening of over a thousand Igbo Nigerians in one city

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National Officers

2019 - 2021 UIU National Officers!
Gold Okafor

Gold Okafor

President
Michael Iheakanwa

Michael Iheakanwa

Vice President
Ikenna Amuchie

Ikenna Amuchie

Treasurer
Adaku Onwuzurumba

Adaku Onwuzurumba

Secretary

Our Leadership

Our Board consists of professionals, experts, educators, and thought leaders who are passionate about the community of umu Igbo in the diaspora.
Emeka Okpukpara

Emeka Okpukpara

Co-Founder & Chairman of the Board, Program Advisor: National Convention
Ijeoma Okoli

Ijeoma Okoli

Co-Founder & Board Member, Executive Director & Program Advisor: National Convention & UIUConnects
Amaka Onyereri

Amaka Onyereri

Co-Founder & Board Member, Program Advisor: Programs: UIU Igbo 101
Ijeoma Emeka

Ijeoma Emeka

Co-Founder & Board Member, Program Advisor: UIU Tourism
Uche Ndefo

Uche Ndefo

Co-Founder & Board Member, Program Advisor: Public Relations and Marketing
Onyinye Igbokwe

Onyinye Igbokwe

Co-Founder & Board Member, Program Advisor: UIUCares
Chinedu Okpukpara

Chinedu Okpukpara

Co-Founder & Board Member, Program Advisor: Chapter Development
Njideka Anadu

Njideka Anadu

Co-Founder & Board Member, Program Manager: UIU Cares
Chimaobi Nwankwo

Chimaobi Nwankwo

Board Member, Program Advisor: Membership
Obinna Achareke

Obinna Achareke

Board Member, Program Advisor: Sponsorship, Grants & Fundraising
Adaora Okoro

Adaora Okoro

Board Member, Program Advisor: Membership
Ejikeme Okoroha

Ejikeme Okoroha

Board Member, Program Advisor: Legal Advisor
Nkem Nwankwo

Nkem Nwankwo

Co-Founder & Board Member Program Manager: UIUCares
Chukwuma Ekwueme

Chukwuma Ekwueme

Board Member, Program Advisor: Growth Strategy

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We seek to actively engage members in professional growth through activities such as conferences, seminars, workshops, educational trips.

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