EKEMEZIE, Macdonald Ogemdi




State of Origin: Imo Local Government Area: Isiala-Mbano Village/Town: Ezihe Mbano Mr Macdonald Ogemdi Ekemezie is a Theatre Artist with a drive lo giving the profession a new approach in Nigeria through creative writing, performance .exhibition, opera, symposium and other vital public enlightenment programmes. He is committed lo Youth Dev elopment and Education and Advocacy for good health for the younger generation. He hails from Ezihe in Isiala Mbano Local Government Area. Schools Attended • Okohia Central School 1981 • Community Secondary School Ezihe, Mbano 1986 • University of Calabar BA.( lions ) 1996 • University of Calabar. MA (2004) .Job Experience • Sales Supervisor. Bagur Investments Ltd Lagos 1989 1992 • Public Relations Consult 1997 date • Stall"of Dreamboat Development Theatre Foundation Calabar. 2001 2004 • Social Work Co-ordinator for Dr Bill Brieger Foundations. • Founder/Chief Executive Officer, Afri-Youths Theatre Owerri- an NGO Publications • Because ofI am a woman (2003) • Why me'.' Published in the Pariah and other Stories (2004) • Establishment and Management of Children's Theatre Troupe 1996 • Conflict Management in Owerri 2002 • South-South of Nigeria: A.T.F. DAgenda 2005. Membership of Professional Bodies and Social Organisations • Member, Nigeria Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) • Member. Actors Guild ofNigeria ( former National Assistant Secretary) • Member. Nigeria Popular Theatre Alliance ( NPTA) • Member . Anglican Youth Fellowship • Affiliate Member and Director of Public Relations of PREN-CLUB Community Service Mr Macdee as he is called in social circles is involved in lots of Charity work and community services • He initiated and carried out Behavioural Change Communication Projects in Okohia Isiala Mbano • Theatre for Development Projects for forestry Communities in Cross River Stale • Drama Director. Chapel of Holy Spirit. Imo Slate University, Owerri • Organiser of HIV/AIDS Awareness Programmes and Projects for in and out of school young persons in Imo Slate Honours and Awards • Award for Excellence, Nigeria University Theatre Students Association 1994 • Corpcrs Welfare Association Award 1998 • Certificate of Achievement by project Citizen 2001 • National Youth Service Award . Oyo State 1998 Certificate of Merit from Preen-Club 2003 Mr Ekemezie enjoys working for Charity, social groups, sports and music. He is a chorister for the past 20 years and sings well in the Church. He is happily married with two sons. Hisadvice to Igbo Youths - "befocused, get enougheducation for selfactualization. Be responsible and shun theget-rich quick syndrome". To the Leaders of Igbosociety. "Strive toprovide responsible andresponsive leadership. Think Home andIgbo Collective Interestfirst before self".
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