PBB Lists – 20 Inspiring Africans in Malaysia 2019
Upon completion, he opened the first Nigerian Owned Food outlet in Malaysia operated in a chinese concept registered under his wife’s name. In February 2000, he founded Majestic Target Sdn. Bhd a company specialized in Logistics and global shipping services which has been in operation till date. In 2017, he was nominated for datoship for his crime free longstay in Malaysia and flying high the image of his country Nigeria and also for his philantrophic contributions to Malaysia. In 2018, he also received an award of recognition from the Nigerian high commission in Malaysia.
Prior to that, Tun Dr Mahathir (Malaysian Prime Minister) had passed a message to the Malaysian institutions of higher learning to start African and Arabic studies, of which only Arabic were able to be carried out. So, while at UKM, Dr Ray started emphasizing the need for an African program of study which led to his appointment as the Coordinator for the (African Studies Unit) under ”Institute of Malaysian and International Studies, (IKMAS) . He was later called for interview at UM(Uni Malaya) to help take AADUN(Africa-Asia Development University Network) to the next level.
Dr Ray’s goal for the African Studies Program in a country where Africa is not known and projects African Citizens as primitive, undeveloped, rejected and discriminated by a majority of Malaysians was to know and study the continent, associate and to love her people. Which is totally different from bilateral relationship. These projects have helped in uniting ALL African Students (UMASA) under Uni Malaya for the first time in the institutions history. AADUN has opened the way in bringing all African diplomatic heads of mission to participate in its programs and also necessitates more academic research into exploring more about Africa through networking with some African institutions of higher learning.
She is privately working at building a research network consisting of a multidisciplinary team of scholars called Global Trends Academy with the aim of promoting Academic Research, Collaboration and linkages between African scholars and the rest of the world. This is done through conferences, training workshops and academic journals among other things.She is also a representative of Arrows Transactions SDN BHD (ATSB), a licensed international student recruitment agency based in Malaysia. ATSB provides student recruitment, and placement services (high school to post-PhD) to many public and private universities in Malaysia and overseas.
She started her academic career as a Tutor and Academic Advisor at the Faculty of Business, Communications and Law, INTI International University started in 2011. While studying for her Doctorate, she applied for and got the position. She followed-up with students on any report of unsatisfactory work (e.g. poor attendance, fail and/or failing grades, incomplete grades from past semester(s), etc.). Special attention was paid to students who were placed on academic probation. She also informed and referred students to other institutional resources when academic, attitudinal, attendance, or other personal problems require intervention by other professionals (e.g., Academic Services, Personal Counseling, etc.). Upon her graduation, she got a Lecturing job with Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation in 2017.
They both came to Malaysia more than 14 years ago to further their studies
The idea of MAPE was born after Ismael and Serge attended a momentous event which was the 9th Langkawi International Dialogue (LID) held in June 2011. The Dialogue was Tun Dr Mahatir’s brainchild to foster smart partnerships across governments, businesses and social sectors especially with those from Africa and the Caribbean. As more and more Malaysian companies have been taking interest in the economic resurgence of Africa as well as exploring business and investment opportunities available in the continent, they decided it was about time to have a formal and recognized entity that could spearhead, facilitate and promote more Malaysian business and investment engagement with Africa.
Over the years they have contributed to a stronger and more dynamic economic partnership between Malaysia & Africa. MAPE also offers assistance to African students in Malaysia for Internship & Job placements as well as sponsorships for social activities (educational trips, sport activities, etc.)
In June 2019, Chukwudi also founded Ahbinci.com. He came up with ahbinci after looking for a place which allows his colleagues (Malaysians & others) at work to try Nigerian food. And there was none in the surrounding areas and he wasn’t sure what the other African cuisines were like, so he created ahbinci to crowdsource the answers. This allows people to add and rate African restaurants that they’ve visited.
Eventures Concept started a beauty pageants for African ladies in Malaysia (Miss Africa Malaysia) and a fashion show (AfroAsia Fashion Show). These events serve as a medium for Africans to exhibit their culture through cultural display, unity dance and also serve as a medium to enlighten everyone about the diversity and beauty of the African culture. It would also be a medium of giving back to the Malaysian community as Finalist and the winner would be involved in good cause such as charity, fund raising for underprivileged. In June 2019, Uche won African Personality of the year 2019 Award for the Pride of Africa Asia Awards in China.
The vision was from God him self to be a voice of the African community in Malaysia as only the negative things were being reported on local channels. Also to bridge the gap between Africans and Malaysians, to showcase to the world the beauty and the impact of Africans around the globe and to put an end to discrimination towards Africans all over the world, as well as educate Africans of who and how gifted they are.
Humanitarian wise, Malachi loves to help those people in the prisons or on the streets or provide a platform to the lost. OnpointTV Africa renders MCs, Videography, Photography, events planning (red carpet and live TV broadcast) and basically humanitarian matters.
Winner Best paper ward at the 2016 postgraduate research symposium University Malaya Malaysia
Winner Best paper award 2017 international conference on Robotics and Automation science Hong Kong
Winner Best paper award at the 2017 International conference on Innovative research in science, technology and management National University Singapore.
Winner Best paper award 2017 Academics era International conference New York United States.
He has made Nigerians and Africa proud both here in Malaysia and across the globe.
Amara is a first class material. A Software Engineer by profession and a part time lecturer in one of the Malaysia institution of high learning. He is happily married.
Terranganu FC got to the super league and finished in the top 5 and also competed in the finals of Malaysia cup which hasn’t happened since 2001.
This platform would show that “expats” are not limited to a particular race or skin color. The information published on this platform would help curb human trafficking by fraudulent agents who are only out to make money from desperate Africans looking for greener pastures beyond their borders. Humanitarian wise, Kim is in the process of raising funds for Africans stuck in detention centres in Malaysia who can’t afford to raise funds to pay for their return trip home after serving their time in jail.
Kimberly won African Woman of the Year 2019, for the Pride of Africa Asia Pacific Awards (POAA).
Ethiopian in Malaysia
Ethiopian continues its effort to establish a strong brand presence in Malaysia by working hand-in-hand with various major body organizations in terms of sponsorships and also collaborations. This includes Malaysia Tourism Board, Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE), Malaysia African Professionals and Entrepreneurs (MAPE), all the respective African High Commissions/Embassies and Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) besides regularly associating itself with the major local travel trade events all over Malaysia.
Overall, Ethiopian is seeing a positive growth in its development here in Malaysia and is still looking much to improve its service and further its ambition to be the one of the best airlines in the world. From a very humble beginning to a Leading African Aviation Group, Ethiopian Airlines is a story of a 74 years old successful aviation journey.
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