Extensive Biographical Profile of Ugonna Wachuku
Ugonna's personal watchword, mission and motto is: Serving Humankind for Good! In November 2007, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela gave Ugonna Wachuku a personally written and signed From Freedom to the Future appreciation and commendation for writing The Great Place: A Soulful Celebration of the Beautiful South African People: http://www.amazon.com/Great-Place-Soulful-Celebration-Beautiful/dp/1413740081 plus
http://ugowach.tigblog.org/post/455683 - with Ambassador Moosa Moolla as Special Envoy.
Dear Mr. Wachuku,
Thank you for your kind words of congratulation and encouragement. I am grateful for and humbled by the trust and support placed in me by you and others whose unsparing support I would count on...
Ugonna started creative writing at the age of 12 – his second year in high school. Having written over 700 poems collected in books; including: Galaxy of Wisdom, Passion of Pegasus, The First Catherine, The First Funmi, Oyidia, Akwaugo, Flanders' Fields, Homage to Geneva, The Road to Essertines, Hope for Dunblane, Tears of Yesterday, Gustav III and other Poems, Soulful Plea, American Galaxy - Celebrating the people and the land of the free and the home of the brave / A Loving Higher Purpose for the People; then, The Great Place – in soulful celebration of Nelson Mandela and the beautiful South African people.5 novels, namely: The Combatants, Devil's Blood, Never to Die, Wrath of Demeter and Mission to Mars; 6 plays, namely: Ego Oku, Waiting for Pension, The Devil to Pay, Money to Burn, Catherine, Welcome to Africa; 2 children's stories, namely: Lost in the Jungle and Party in Heaven; 3 film scripts, namely: Thunder Strike, Battle of Tondibi and Voyages of Christopher Columbus, as well as numerous essays, articles and papers, radio interviews, readings, TV talks and literary contributions. Ugonna is now working on the publication of some of his books and the production of his film scripts in Baltimore, London, New York, California, Chicago, Sweden, Australia, South Africa, Geneva, Switzerland and Mexico City, Mexico. He is also writing Crystalball - a movie script and The World Wide - a dramatic epic.
Earlier, at 20, Ugonna had written The Dream: Another Reality - Global Message for Peace (414 pages), presently held by the UNESCO Culture of Peace Programme in Paris, France.
From the prestigious School of Humanities, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Abia State University, Uturu, Nigeria, Ugonna took a Bachelor of Arts [Honours] Literature degree; plus Advanced English Composition: 1990-1995 - including courses in communications, information and media trends in discourse analysis, critical theory, history, peoples and culture, philosohpy of science, logic and philosophy, psychology, English language I&II, use of English, rhetorics and composition, drama, theatre, poetry, prose fiction, African epic, oral literature, creative writing workshop, copyright affairs, American literature, Caribbean literature, Commonwealth literature, English literature, English phonetics, phonology, introduction to computers, computer applications, research methods, stylistics, project and long essay, Shakespeare, Western, Eastern and Southern African literature, advanced English composition, etc.
From January 1997 to December 1998, Wachuku was a Communications and Human Rights Consultant to Mr. Jacob Sello Selebi who was South African Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland as well as Chairman of the 1998 United Nations Human Rights Commission 54th Session. And also Chairman of the Oslo Diplomatic Conference held from 1 to 19 September, 1997. During their working meetings for policy implementation, they brainstormed and analyzed global issues pertaining to human rights, disarmament and landmines eradication, conflict prevention, humanitarian affairs, diplomacy, healthcare, democracy, the environment, housing, media relations, arts, culture, good governance, educational empowerment and socio-economic development. Consequently, they elaborated and contextualized on the work and mission of the UN and UN agencies; and how the highly essential internet and information plus communications technology revolution can help the UN and all humankind better respond to pressing global issues of the day proactively.
From December, 1998 to February 2003, Ugonna served in the area of communications research on policy, curriculum development, peace, human rights, democracy, education, culture, humanitarianism, tolerance, public information trends, development, the environment, health/ HIV/AIDS issues, food security and education for conflict prevention and social responsibility, learning, children’s welfare and the environment at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization-International Bureau of Education [UNESCO-IBE] Geneva, Switzerland.
And also, from 3 March 2003 to 30 June 2010, Wachuku served as Communications Adviser plus Global Strategies, Partnerships, Public Information, Research, Policy, human welfare, Public Relations, World Wide Web and New Media Consultant to the 32nd President of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) General Conference headquartered in Paris, France; including the Permanent Delegate and Ambassador of Nigeria to UNESCO plus Permanent Delegation of Nigeria to UNESCO.
Also, in January 2009, Wachuku started serving as Communications, Branding, Partnerships, Marketing and Image Selling Adviser, English - to Cruz Azul Football Club Mexico City Assistant Coach and Technical Director: Enrique Maximiliano Meza Salinas; including research, analysis, writing and editing English language biography entries and media photos for Mexico’s globally renonwed, long-standing, distinguished football [soccer] Coach and Manager: Enrique Meza (Ojitos); as well as for Enrique Maximiliano Meza, his son: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enrique_Meza + http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enrique_Maximiliano_Meza plus serving as CONCACAF: Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football - English speaking Caribbean countries sports and football communications manager and contact for Enrique Maximiliano Meza, Jr., and also coordinating the logistics, communications, budget and transfer of identified, promising footballers from West Africa to Mexico for trials, etc.
On 23 July 2010, Wachuku became Advisor: Communications, Research, Networks and Global Business Strategies at Guidepoint Global - a New York, USA headquartered primary research firm that provides investors and business decision makers with on-demand access to its worldwide network of experts on all fields of human endeavour.
[C] Ugonna Wachuku: 2008 - 2018: Mexico City: Mexico / Geneva: Switzerland