Chief Edith Chidinma Uwajumogu is an experienced entrepreneur, passionate cancer advocate, and philanthropist. She is very active in promoting national values, women development, health, and economic empowerment of the underprivileged and other issues that contribute immensely to the continued development of Nigeria.
Having lost her mother to cancer, Chidinma developed a strong will to help others to defeat cancer. This led to the establishment of the Ego Bekee International Cancer Foundation in 2006. Under her leadership, the foundation has implemented multiple cancer prevention activities through advocacy programmes, counselling and live Radio awareness programme titled “Cancer Today” and has made guest appearances on major television stations educating the populace on how to prevent cancer. She has also conducted community outreaches and free Cancer screening in Primary Healthcare Centres. In recognition of her passion and achievements, she broke a jinx to become the first non-medical practitioner to be elected to the position of Vice-President (West Africa) of the African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer, AORTIC; she served from 2007 to 2009.
More so, Chidinma has established and managed many business ventures. She’s presently the CEO, Monwill Projects Limited – an Abuja based manufacturing firm for high quality international standard shoes and bags and Chairman, Kahera Global Limited (A Tourism and Hospitality outfit). She also serves as the President of Development Initiative for African Women (DIFAW) – an organization which works to enhance the lives of women and youths in rural communities with training programmes that are focused on Waste to Wealth initiatives.
An alumnus of the University of Lagos where she obtained BA in History, 1984 and MSC political Science, 1990 and the University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom where she obtained a Bachelor of Law degree in 2001, Chidinma has received multiple academic and non-academic awards locally and internationally in recognition of her superlative performance. They include but not limited to 2001 Best International Student Award in UK and Global Women Inventors and Innovators Network (GWIIN)’s Women in Entrepreneurship, Infrastructure and Sustainable Energy Development (WEISED) 2013 African Award.
She has contributed to national development in various capacities. She was a delegate and Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Citizenship, Immigration and other Related Matters at the 2014 National Conference, Nigeria. Chidinma is committed to sustainable national development and huge value to any initiative she buys into.