BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Meet the Board of Directors for Catholic Liturgical and Gospel Music Awards.
DR. OBIORAH ANTHONY – FOUNDER/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Obiorah Anthony, began his music career at the age of 9 with the Block Rosary Children Choir. His love for music led him to joining the Saint Andrew’s Catholic Choir Kakuri Kaduna State, which at the time was the best Catholic choir in the Archdiocese of kaduna. There he honed his talent and came out as one of the best tenor singers in the Kaduna Archdiocese. He would later become the choir master of the Voice of Angels Choir, Holy Family Catholic Cathedral, Sokoto State and various other Parish Choirs. In recognition of his role in the country, his practical commitment and approach to Economic and Public Administration, his outstanding attributes as an achiever of remarkable intelligence, dignity and commitment to the service of Humanity, he was conferred with a Honorary Doctorate in Public Administration by the Institute of Corporate and Public Administrators of Nigeria.
SIR JUDE NNAM – BOARD MEMBER
Dr. (Sir) Jude Nnam a.k.a Ancestor, has been acclaimed by many as a great musicologist and the most prolific music writer of the Catholic Church in Africa. He has hundreds of original pieces and arrangements in several languages (English, Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba, Bini, Efik, Igala, Ibibio, Swahili, Ashanti, Zulu, Spanish, Esan, Kalabari, French and the latest in Chinese and Hindu) to his name.
BARR. UJU NWAKAMA – BOARD MEMBER
Barr. Uju Nwakama is the Principal Partner Uju Okoye & Company. She studied at Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka where she obtained a second class upper degree in law in 1999. Thereafter, she attended the mandatory one-year professional training at the Nigerian law school, where she completed the training in flying colours in 2001 and was admitted to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor of Nigeria’s Supreme Court.
REV. FR. PATRICK ALUMUKU – BOARD MEMBER
Rev Fr. Patrick Tor Alumuku is the Director of Communication, Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja and the Priest in-charge of St. Martins Catholic Church, Mabushi. He is also the Director of the Catholic Television of Nigeria, a Catholic Television Network based in Abuja and intended to be used as a tool of Evangelization to deepen the faith of the Catholic faithful within and outside Nigeria.
BARR. ATUEGWU OKAFOR – LEGAL ADVISER
Okafor, Chikezie Atuegwu, ANIM, MCFE, MCIArb (London), LL.B (Hons), B.L, LL.M, (University of Derby, UK) .
Atuegwu Chikezie Okafor is from Azigbo, Nnewi South LGA of Anambra State, Nigeria. He attended Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka where he obtained LL.B, (2nd class Upper Division) and he graduated from the law school where he obtained his B.L, and was called to the Nigerian Bar in January 2001.