Dr. Raphael James

Born January 10, 1965



Gender: Male
Marital Status
  • Married
Name of Spouse Married to an Ogun State Princess from the Royal House of Ode-Remo, with children.
Father's Name Festus Nkume
Father's Status Deceased
Mother's Name Dorethy Uzoaru (nee Udewerou)
Mother's Status Deceased
Profession Media Practitioner/Historian
Working Experience Editorial Consultant ROYALE magazine Africa 2022-Date; , Editorial Consultant The Transformer Magazine 2022-Date; , Editor In Chief ‘D’art Magazine’ 2021-Date; , Contributing Editor ‘Come to Nigeria Magazine’ USA 2016-2019; , Contributor ‘Igbo Union magazine; USA 2015; , Editorial Consultant Life Experience Magazine 2014 – Date; , Publisher/Editor in Chief ‘The National Biographer Magazine’ 2011-Date; , Editorial/production Consultant Triatlantic Group of Companies 2011-2012; , Publisher/Editor in Chief ‘African Dame International Magazine’ 2004-Date; , Consultant Researcher ‘Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Lib’. OOPL 2008-2013: , Contributing Editor ‘Fortune and Class’ Magazine, Ikeja 2007-2008; , Managing Editor ‘Rendezvous Magazine’, Ikeja 2007-2008; , Consultant Newswatch Magazine Library, Ikeja 2006-2009; , Editorial Consultant ‘Triatlantic African History Makers’ Series USA 2007-2011; , Appointed Marketer ‘Nigeria International Biographical’ Center NIBC 2007; , Contributing Editor ‘Global Economy Magazine’, Apapa 2006-2007; , Contributing Editor ‘African Profile Magazine’ USA 2005-2007; , Freelancing ‘National Ambassador Newspaper’ Umuahia 2000; , Marketing Consultant ‘Nigeria International Biographical’ Center NIBC 1999; , Freelancing ‘Post Express Newspaper’, Apapa 1999; , Editor ‘The Solution Journal’ 1996-1997; , Columnist ‘LifeCare’ Magazine, Yaba 1995-1996; , Special Project Researcher ‘Newswatch Communication’ Ltd, Ikeja 1993-1995; , Freelancing ‘Eko Weekly Magazine’, Ikeja 1993; , Contributor ‘Pragmatic Psychology Journal’ 1990.
Previous Appointments:

2024: Chairman Advisory Board of Virtous Women Initiative – A women /family development and advocacy Non-Government Organization
2013: National Coordinator OSUA/UNAD Collectives (Alumni)
2012-: Curator CRIMMD Museum of Nigeria History (pioneer private History Museum in Nigeria)
2011-2017 Chairman African Biographical Network (ABN)
2011-2017 Registrar African Institute of Intreprenueship Development Lagos
2002-date: Director General Center For Research, Information and Media Development. (CRIMMD)
1999-2000: Media Assistant – Abia State Governor Orji Uzor Kalu, Govt House Abia
1998-1999: Media Relation Manager – Slok Group Ltd, owners of Slok Airline
1997-1999: Administrative Manager – Nigeria Philippines Chamber of Commerce & Industry Apapa
1996: Special Assistant Research – Chief Alex Akinyele Chairman of NARECOM, Presidency Abuja
1992-1993: Administrative Officer Ondo State University Ado-Ekiti (NYSC)
1992-1993: Acting Liaison Officer NYSC 1992/93 Batch, Ado-Ekiti;

2022: Member International Association of African Authors
2019: Patron Association of Polytechnic Students of Nigeria
2019: National Patron National Union of Campus Journalists
2018: Fellow International Bible Academy
2017: Director ‘Women Tower Radio Station’
2016: Patron Association of Nigerian Authors, Lagos
2012: Patron Kinderheart Foundation
2008: Patron Monami
2008: National Coordinator Read Nigeria Project (RNP)
2008: Honorary member Board of Trustee ‘Life Experience Radio
2008: Fellow African Institute of Entrepreneurship
2007: Member The Nigerian Project South West Zone
2007: Chairman Rotary Foundation, Rotary Club of Ejigbo
2004: Secretary Gen. The GoodWay Foundation
2004: Fellow African Institute of Entrepreneurship
1999: Fellow Nigeria Institute of Sales Management
1998: President AWOG (Abians Wants Orji As Governor)
1998: Member Institute of Business Advisers (IBA)
1998: Associate Member Nigeria Institute of Public Relation
1997: Corporate member Nigerian Association of Inventors
1996: Member Abia State Development Organisation -ABSDO
1995: Member Nigeria Institute of International Affairs
1994: President JARAPH BOOKS
1994: President ‘The Anti-Smokers’
1994 Member Nigerian Union of Journalist
1993: Patron Igbo Students Association OSUA
1993: Member Nigeria Institute of Management
1989: Member Rotaract Club, Ondo State University Ado-Ekiti

1999: CRIMCOTADE, Surulere, Lagos 1997: Center for African Studies, California State University, Sacramento, USA. 1987-1991: Ondo State University, Ado-Ekiti, presently Ekiti State University. 1986-1988: Exam Success College, Yaba, Lagos State. 1985-1986: Isolo Grammar School, Isolo, Lagos State. 1979-1984: Azuiyi-Oloko Secondary School, Abia State. 1974-1979: Ahuwa Community Primary School, Ahuwa Oboro, Abia State.

He has won a total of 259 awards for his commendable works to humanity, they include among others:
August 17, 2023: Admitted into the Nigeria Book of Records for running the first private and
richest Museum of Nigeria History
May 9, 2023: An Amazing Nigerian award presented by the ‘Concerned Parents & Educators
Initiative (CPE) A Private group on Facebook with over 239,200 members, for
my immense contribution towards Nation building through the CRIMMD
December30, 2022: Achievement Award – “In Recognition of your Artistic efforts. Accomplishments
and Development in Arts” by the Alimosho Art Community Initiative.
November 2022: Tourism Icon Award Special Recognition Award for a Tourism ICON.
October 2022: Global Change Maker Award’ for my exemplary contribution across
industries promoting leadership, innovation and best practice on mental
health and wellbeing.
January 23, 2021: Voted as Nigerian “Top Historian and Record Keeper” by New Telegraph
November 1, 2017: Educational Promotional Ambassador Award By Jonnygee
Communication Concepts
September 22, 2017: DEEDEE Entertainment/Humanitarian Award in Maryland, USA.
July 15, 2017: Award of Excellence by the Obafemi Awolowo University in Osun State at the
Nigerian Campus and Youth Leadership Summit
July 7, 2017: Distinguished Service Award on Vocation in recognition of your dedication
and active service in area of your Vocation
July 1, 2017: Award of Excellence in “RECOGNITION OF YOUR ADVOCACY FOR THE
DEVELOPMENT OF EDUCATION IN NIGERIA” at the University of Uyo, AkwaIbom State
May 11, 2017: Award of Excellence, by the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife in Osun
April 30, 2017: Tourism Educational Ambassador Award” presented by Travelscope Magazine
January 22, 2017: The Coach Speaks Special Award in recognition of his immense
contribution to education and entrepreneurship in developing communities”.
February 2017 : The Youth Ministry of Foursquare Gospel Church, ‘Excellence Award’
(for living intentionally and promptness to correct the errors in Nigeria
History and for putting the history together.
November 2016: (AIEDM’s) African Tourism Education Enterprise Ambassador Award by the
African Institute of Enterprise Development and Management.
October 2016: Listed among the 5 enterprising Africans for the last quarter of 2016 by the
‘African Enterprise Magazine’,
June 25th, 2016 Awarded “Africa Clean-Up Award For Excellence 2016.
March 18, 2016: “2016 Teens Favourite Development Empowerment and National Integration
Personality Award”.
February 2016: “NAFB 2016 ‘IMAGE AWARD” from Houston, Texas USA.
December 19, 2015: “Africa Leadership Improver Award 2015 – Corporate Leadership Award” in
recognition of his efforts in the promotion of Culture and Education in the
continent of Africa.
December 2015: “SDLG Africa’s Most Reliable Person Award”, he represented Nigeria with four
other countries: Zimbabwe, Ghana, Tanzania and Ethiopia, He was among the
5 finalist and first runner-up out of a total of 792 nominees across Africa.
October 16, 2015 (OJA 2015 Award), at the ‘OJA’ festival in Enugu. for his contributions for the
‘mentorship of the younger ones’.
October 2, 2015 “9JA Mentor Award”; May 2015: Campus Ambassador Award of
February 22, 2015: TIKFA 2014 Man of the Year Award.
November 12, 2014: Life Experience Magazine Award 2014.
March 29, 2014: African Institute of Enterprise Development and Management Award
for the Development of Educational Empowerment and leadership.
March 29, 2014: 7Stars Academy “Meritorious Centenary Award in recognition of your
laudable contributions toward Youths and Educational
November 2, 2013: MARACAS West African Leadership Integrity Merit Award.
June 7, 2014: Junior Chamber International, Ekiti State University, Chapter ‘Most
Committed and Supportive EKSU Alumni Award.
March 29, 2014: African Institute of Enterprise Development and Management
Award for the Development of Educational Empowerment and
March 29, 2014: 7Stars Academy “Meritorious Centenary Award in recognition of
your laudable contributions toward Youths and Educational
November 2, 2013: MARACAS West African Leadership Integrity Merit Award
October 1st 2013: HEIRS Outstanding Merit Award for the establishment of a Photo
history Museum
March 22, 2013: Ondo State University Eminent Alumnus Award
March 15, 2013: Prime Merit Award – outstanding Youth leader by the Catalyst Group
December 2012: RIMA IM Award for Private Sector for the establishment of a private
Photo Museum of Nigeria Political History
June 30, 2011 : Gong Magazine, Intercontinental Integrity Award
April 24, 2011 Strongtower Publishers International Man of the year award for 2010.
November 30, 2008: TAAC Communications Humanitarian Service Award in recognition of
your immense contributions towards the growth and development of
Lagos State.
November 1, 2008: Igbo Speaking Community Silver Merit Award for outstanding
contributions to the progress and development of Igbo people in
August 9, 2008: Nigeria Police Community Relations Merit Award in recognition of
philanthropic gesture to the enhancement of peace and security in
Ejigbo and environments.
July 6, 2008: Christ Leads the Way Evangelical. Mission International Honorary
Award for divine honour for your outstanding impact to humanity.
April 10, 2008: African Institute of Entrepreneurial Award for immense
entrepreneurial Achievement and contribution to the promotion of
February 2008: The Philanthropic Award for helping people with disability in Nigeria.
October 10, 2007: Junior Chamber International Nigeria LASU Chapter Merit Award
August 1, 2007: Alimosho Indigenous Students Union Heroes Merit Award for
community/ educational Development. (Alimosho is the largest local
government in Nigeria).
June 12, 2007: The MKO Abiola Prize for Knowledge Propagation
March 24, 2007: Fire Brand Christian University Nigeria honorary Doctor of Philosophy
2006: Women on Bended Knees Distinguished Award for the upliftment of
African women.
October 5, 2006: Junior Chamber International Most Outstanding Young Personality
Award for 2006.
June 29, 2006: Rotary International Distinguished Award 2006
June 10, 2006: African Leadership Merit Award for the Enhancement of Knowledge.
January 15, 2006: Martin Luther King Price for Non-Violent Advancement of Knowledge.
November 2, 1999: Nigeria Institute of Sales Management Distinguished Service Award.
March 30, 1993: NYSC Best Youth Corp – Member State Award for Ondo State.
March 28, 1993: Igbo Students Association OSUA Chapter Merit Award
March 24, 1993: Ado-Ekiti Local Government Certificate of Honour
October 24, 1992: Leo Club Appreciation Award for Selfless Service
July 11, 1991: Campus-Watch Organisation Merit Award in recognition of
meritorious Service and contributions to fundamental journalism on
July 6, 1991: Rotaract Club of OSUA Merit Award for Service with Distinction
June 9, 1990: Rotary International Youth Merit Award for Service dependability and
July 3, 1979: Ahuwa Oboro Community Primary School Best Performing School
Prefect Certificate

June 9, 2023: Soft drinks exhibition of 35 different brands numbering 136 different bottles consumed in Nigeria since 1950.

May 27, 2023: Exhibition on train & train services in Nigeria held at the railway museum.

May 25, 2023: Exhibition of African Currencies, coins and banknotes from 26 African countries.

May 2023: 241 sets of postage stamps exhibition covering Definitive,Commemorative, and Special stamps at the CRIMMD Archive/Museum of Nigeria History

April 2023: 1217 Currency related items exhibition, comprising banknotes, coins, cheque booklets, books, newspapers/magazines clips, photographs, and other objects which tell the story of money and banking in Nigeria.

April 25,, 2023: Telecommunication exhibition to mark the International Telephone Day.

November 13, 2022: Participant at the National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST) 35th edition, Lagos.

December 2012: Exhibition on Dr. Amos Adamu – The Sports Merchant of Nigeria

January 2010: Exhibition on Mariam Babangida – the Pride of Africa check Ejigbo-City Diary Newspaper February 2010

October 7, 2008: Exhibition on Kehinde Bamigbetan Chairman of Ejigbo Local Council Development Area Check (The Harbinger newsmagazine Oct.-Nov. 2008)

Sept. 18, 2008: Exhibition on Fash the Bash – the life of ambassador John Fashanu

August 21, 2008: Exhibition on Tumise Adekunle – gone too soon check (Fortune and Class September 1, 2008)

August 17, 2006: Exhibition on IBB the Good, the bad and the ugly

June 12, 2006: Exhibition on MKO Abiola – my story

Built Christmas Tree standing at 12.2 feet tall, built with 5, 073 books, we built this in 2019 and it
still remains the tallest Christmas book tree in the world – CRIMMD CHRISTMAS BOOK TREE)
Visited all the states in Nigeria and documented over 550 tourist sites
Founder of the CRIMMD Museum of Nigeria History with close to 45, 000 photos, and many
artifacts and memorabilia.
His Center, (CRIMMD) discovered the designer of the Nigerian Coat of Arms, 60 years after
Nigeria’s independence – Messrs Beverly Pick and Associated of 118 Charing Cross Road, United
Unravelled so much from the amalgamation of Nigeria story, the Aba women riot, the spot where Gen
Aguiyi-Ironsi and Adekunle Fajuyi were killed, the spot the Nigerian flag was first hosted and many
Interviewed 7 world presidents and in all, he had interactions with families of 14 African presidents/heads of state.

If I know what I know and you don’t know what I know, then you know what you know and I don’t know what you know, but we learn from each other.

Boxing, karate, dancing, collecting stamps, coins and buttons, marbles, toy cars, shells.

October 4, 2007: Lagos State Government Education District VI Appreciation letter for the Development of Education in the District

September 24, 2007: NTA 2 Channel 5 Lagos commendation letter for encouraging reading habit in the Nigerian Society

October 2005: USA President, Bill Clinton Letter of Appreciation for assisting Katrina victims

February 2000: NYSC Abia State Secretariat Appreciation Letter for contributions at the “NYSC Millennium Festival of Theatre”

March 17, 1997: Queen Elizabeth of England Commendation Letter on General AguiyiIronsi biography

June 2023 ending: Donated over 57, 000 books across Nigeria libraries, to Universities and Polytechnics, secondary as well as Primary schools.

2008: Donated Cash and foodstuffs to three Physically Challenge Homes in Ejigbo, Ikotun and Alagbado in Lagos Check (Daily Independent Newspaper February 22, 2008)

2007: Donated books worth about 1.5 million Naira to 19 Media libraries in Lagos Check (Daily Times Newspaper October 29, 2007 page 27)

2007: Donated books worth 120, 000 to eight secondary schools in Ejigbo Check (Guardian October 20, 2007 page 20)

June 2005: Contributed to the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund, USA

2005: Donated a library to Ejigbo Community in Lagos check (Newswatch Magazine January 17, 2005 page 57, Guardian Newspaper January 7, 2005 page 12)

1992: Instituted Award Price for the best student in Psychology Department at the Ondo State University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State

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