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One of Nigeria's entertainer and entrepreneur Jonathan Eze Nwadinobi affectionately called Eze has been honored as the ambassador for IU (Ikwuabo Umuahia) in Ghana at the Women and Youth Christian Association,Adabraka last Saturday 11th November.

Flex entertainment newspaper in an exclusive interview with the musician,Actor and Entrepreneur Eze, He said"I feel immensely honored to have been even considered for and given this highly prestigious recognition. Not only is it a humbling gesture, but it is in fact a heavy burden to bear—a burden I will bear with so much pride and so much zeal.    
For years the Igbo youth have had to endure a barrage of stereotypical name calling and many injustices. There have been many who think the Igbo youth are born to be prostitutes or thieves or fraudsters. It is also very unfortunate that a lot of miscreants have, by virtue of their appalling lifestyles, given wood to the fire of untruth that’s burning in the hearts and minds of many people about who the Igbo youth are and what
we represent.

He added,"On the contrary, it is worthy to note that the true Igbo youth is a well brought up young man or lady who is very well polite, humble, intelligent and industrious. Igbo youth are very thoughtful people who carry the burdens of their family and society squarely on their shoulders, quick to proffer solutions to issues, never running away from challenges, persons who sift truth from lies. To even go ahead to spend time to discuss the industrious nature of the Igbo youth is just like going ahead to state the obvious. We are born with the desire to work, and not just to work but to be the best wherever we are. We aren’t people who wait to be offered solutions, we create solutions, we are problem solvers, and this is really what makes us unique".

In addition, Eze said "It is easy to listen to the raging rhetoric that undermines the strength and spirit of the Igbo youth and believe that indeed we have little to offer society. But I assure you that you’d be denying yourself of the greatness that’s yours by virtue of being an Igbo person if you listen to what everyone has to say about us. Why didn’t the Eagle learn to fly? The answer is that the eagle listened to the chicken and believed that he was also a chicken and didn’t belong in the skies. It would be best for us to take notice of the thousands and millions of Igbo youth around the world who are making us proud in many ways, people who are trail blazers in the academia and in industry and the arts".

As persons in the diaspora away from parents or family, it is best that we shine and carry ourselves with dignity and
integrity, making sure to remember that wherever we are we are indeed representing a strong and proud tribe of Igbo people and culture and shouldn’t allow ourselves to be the reason why our people would be disrespected.

"I think I would be quick to add that the world is organic, always changing, and we can’t afford to be left behind. It is best we embrace education and all the opportunities it has to offer. We can’t afford to approach this half-heartedly. We should also endeavor to learn a professional trade and be sure to not put all our eggs in one basket. The Igbo youth is versatile, he or she is able to change with the times, and very quick to sniff out opportunities way before others. Above all, we are very passionate people and don’t leave any stones unturned when we set out to accomplish a venture".

Advising the youth of Igbo, he said "Umunnem, anyi bu ndi igbo, ndi chukwu goziri agozi, ka anyi biri n’udo. Igbo youth should learn to be more accepting of who we are, should seek to know more about our history, and should rally together to create an enviable future for us and for the rest of the world wherever we find ourselves"

He announced that there will be 'The who we are project' in the coming weeks, The Eze Nwadinobi Foundation will spearhead an enormous program aimed at economically  empowering over 5000 youth with various skills acquisition.

Eze expressed how humbled by the position conferred on him and promises to carry the task dutifully.

Umuahia is a prominent city and one of the major capitals in the Abia state at the East Side where Eze hails from.

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