As an immigrant from Nigeria, born into a family of 18 children, I have learned that regardless of the situations life presents you, what you eventually become is a function of the decisions you make.  Just be true to your challenges and be ready to face them.

After my elementary and high school education, I became the first in my family to obtain a college degree. At the Lagos State University in Nigeria, I held several leadership roles that improved the welfare of other students.  At the same time, I was very active in several areas of my local church.

After college, I moved to the United States leaving behind family and friends to seek a better life carrying just two suitcases.  My American journey started in Maryland.  I then moved to Texas, where I worked as a correctional officer with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) before proceeding to Prairie View A&M University for my graduate studies.

My fascination with American culture and history began from the moment I arrived in Maryland to the present.  As a result, I developed a special interest in the Declaration of Independence.  One of my favorite quotes became “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.”

In my pursuit of a happier life, I accepted an offer in the oil and gas industry in Lafayette, Louisiana.  While living there I was able to observe the 2008 national elections and also the divisiveness that exists in the American political system.

During the 2009-2010 recession, I decided to move to Iowa to pursue another graduate degree where I got married to my high school sweetheart, Oluwakemi. Suddenly, I was a student and a father with a wife who was also a student.  In addition to family responsibilities, from 2010 – 2013, I was the president of a multi-ethnic organization that addressed the educational needs of underprivileged kids in Iowa City.

After we graduated, we moved to Colorado, have been living in Johnstown for 5 years and attend the Resurrection Fellowship in Loveland.  We are blessed with 3 children, Amari (7), Amelia (4) and Alexander (2).  

 

 

As an immigrant from Nigeria, born into a family of 18 children, I have learned that regardless of the situations life presents you, what you eventually become is a function of the decisions you make.  Just be true to your challenges and be ready to face them.

After my elementary and high school education, I became the first in my family to obtain a college degree. At the Lagos State University in Nigeria, I held several leadership roles that improved the welfare of other students.  At the same time, I was very active in several areas of my local church.

After college, I moved to the United States leaving behind family and friends to seek a better life carrying just two suitcases.  My American journey started in Maryland.  I then moved to Texas, where I worked as a correctional officer with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) before proceeding to Prairie View A&M University for my graduate studies.

My fascination with American culture and history began from the moment I arrived in Maryland to the present.  As a result, I developed a special interest in the Declaration of Independence.  One of my favorite quotes became “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.”

In my pursuit of a happier life, I accepted an offer in the oil and gas industry in Lafayette, Louisiana.  While living there I was able to observe the 2008 national elections and also the divisiveness that exists in the American political system.

During the 2009-2010 recession, I decided to move to Iowa to pursue another graduate degree where I got married to my high school sweetheart, Oluwakemi. Suddenly, I was a student and a father with a wife who was also a student.  In addition to family responsibilities, from 2010 – 2013, I was the president of a multi-ethnic organization that addressed the educational needs of underprivileged kids in Iowa City.

After we graduated, we moved to Colorado, have been living in Johnstown for 5 years and attend the Resurrection Fellowship in Loveland. We are blessed with 3 children, Amari (7), Amelia (4) and Alexander (2).  

As an immigrant from Nigeria, born into a family of 18 children, I have learned that regardless of the situations life presents you, what you eventually become is a function of the decisions you make.  Just be true to your challenges and be ready to face them.

After my elementary and high school education, I became the first in my family to obtain a college degree. At the Lagos State University in Nigeria, I held several leadership roles that improved the welfare of other students.  At the same time, I was very active in several areas of my local church.

After college, I moved to the United States leaving behind family and friends to seek a better life carrying just two suitcases.  My American journey started in Maryland.  I then moved to Texas, where I worked as a correctional officer with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) before proceeding to Prairie View A&M University for my graduate studies.

My fascination with American culture and history began from the moment I arrived in Maryland to the present.  As a result, I developed a special interest in the Declaration of Independence.  One of my favorite quotes became “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.”

In my pursuit of a happier life, I accepted an offer in the oil and gas industry in Lafayette, Louisiana.  While living there I was able to observe the 2008 national elections and also the divisiveness that exists in the American political system.

During the 2009-2010 recession, I decided to move to Iowa to pursue another graduate degree where I got married to my high school sweetheart, Oluwakemi. Suddenly, I was a student and a father with a wife who was also a student.  In addition to family responsibilities, from 2010 – 2013, I was the president of a multi-ethnic organization that addressed the educational needs of underprivileged kids in Iowa City.

After we graduated, we moved to Colorado, have been living in Johnstown for 5 years and attend the Resurrection Fellowship in Loveland. We are blessed with 3 children, Amari (7), Amelia (4) and Alexander (2).  

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