With a very charismatic personality and a face that can sell any brand, Kenechukwu Anona delights herself in being an epitome of a true Nigerian girl. Born to Chief & Mrs J.I Anona, she is the fifth in a family of 7 children. One of her guiding principles remains that,’ Dependence on God and determination are the very keys to success’. Kenechukwu believes in a unified Nigeria which was the reason she chose the University of Ibadan and ABU, Zaria as her schools of choice, their far distances from home notwithstanding. She is currently a 400l student at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan. Her passion for saving lives and her quest to make the world a healthier place led her to major in medicine and surgery. She is currently a member of the board of directors of Emerald Foundation; an NGO that carters for the less privileged. Kene loves Literature, not even medicine could stop her from writing. She won the NEGO POETRY CORNER CONTEST in 2012 with her poem titled ‘Worse Than the Monster’. That, she used to reassure HiV/AIDS patients that HIV/AIDS is not a death sentence. She plans to hone her writing skills and carve a niche for herself in the literary world in the near future.
In her words,’ I’d love to make a positive impact on the readership of Nigerian youths as much as I can’. Most recently , Kenechukwu has been selected to run as a contestant in the forth coming Nigeria’s Centenary Pageant. A contest organized as part of the nations centenary celebration to showcase Nigerias cultural heritage and appreciate the beauty of our diversity. Kene was led to apply for this contest because of her keen interest in the affairs of her motherland and the zeal to make a change. Quote: ‘ a fine face can be a distraction, but true attraction is by a fine heart’. We should all strive to have the inner beauty first, then our outsides would glow irrespective of our clothing.
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