The Britain Nigeria Educational Trust (BNET) invites you and friends for a fun, evening conversation about growing up, learning and schooling in Nigeria and the UK. Some of the most exciting and creative voices in the Nigerian Diaspora including Nky Iweka, Zainab Usman and Leye Adenle will be with us for an open evening & talk, where you can also learn a bit more about us.
It is scheduled to take place on Thursday 17 September 2015 in Room B102, Brunei Gallery at the School of Oriental & African Studies running from 6pm until 8.30pm during which there will be some refreshments and the opportunity to mingle with friends and colleagues.
The link for registering is : http://bit.ly/BNETMynaijaschoolstories – and it is Free to attend!
So if you are looking for a fun and convivial evening why not register now, make some new friends and learn a bit more about us – and please do share it through your networks.
#BNETMyNaijaschoolstories: Thursday 17th September, Room B102, Brunei Gallery, SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, London WC1H 0XG http://bit.ly/BNETMynaijaschoolstories
About the Participants:
Nky Iweka aka ‘The Executive Mama Put’ has spent the last few years redefining Nigerian food, challenging the way in which it is cooked and presented. A mother of two who started her professional career as a Management Consultant at Unisys and PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she was lucky enough to eat her way round the world (in addition to working in Finance Transformation for Bluechip Companies, mostly in the Telecoms Sector). Given her obvious creativity (she also designs gardens and landscapes), many people are surprised to learn that she has a first class honours in BSC. Computing and a Masters in Decision Sciences (think of it as Applied Mathematics). Those skills are certainly not wasted in her new career. In addition, she offers a wide range of culinary services ranging from culinary training, front-of-house training, menu development to cooking for private clients. She recently published her first book Quintessentially Efik Recipes which showcase the dishes and culture of the Efik people of Southern Nigeria; other books on Nigerian cuisine are in the pipeline. @ExecMamaPut
Zainab Usman is a doctoral candidate in International Development at the University of Oxford. Her research assesses political institutions, the oil economy and economic reform in Nigeria since the transition to democracy in 1999. She tweets @MssZeeUsman
Dele Meiji Fatunla is a writer, researcher and communications professional, with an interest and background in African studies, culture and history; his fiction and poetry has appeared in various publications, including Saraba Magazine, Open Road Review, and Jalada’s Sext Me Anthology. His non-fiction and journalism has appeared in The Guardian, New Black Magazine, New African Woman, and the New African. He recently completed a research project for the British Council, on the British Film Institute’s archive of Nigerian film. He is a trustee of the Britain Nigeria Educational Trust and is currently Communications and Content Manager for the Royal African Society, and runs What’s On Africa, a blog on culture, events and creative economy for the society. He tweets @delemeiji