These are good times for fast-rising filmmaker and actress, Nkechi First Ikpendu Kanu, as she has bagged nomination from the renowned and reputable National Diversity Awards.
The beautiful actress has been nominated for the Positive Role Model Award for Gender by the platform.
National Diversity Awards is one of the UK’s most prestigious diversity events that celebrate the excellent achievements of grass-root communities and tackle the issues in today’s society, providing them with recognition for their dedication and hard work.
Announcing her nomination on social media, the National Diversity Awards wrote:
“Congratulations to Nkechi First @nkechi_first, nominated for the Positive Role Model Award for Gender at The National Diversity Awards 2022 in association with @itvnews.”
Beyond filmmaking, Nkechi, who is also a broadcaster, actor, and entrepreneur, does a lot of community and charity work.
Congratulations to Nkechi First @nkechi_first who has been nominated for the Positive Role Model Award for Gender at The National Diversity Awards 2022 in association with @itvnews. To vote please visit https://t.co/As2Ei9UruY #NDA22 #Nominate #VotingNowOpen pic.twitter.com/vgFjUG5hDQ— National Diversity Awards (@ndawards) May 20, 2022
Nkechi is the chairperson of Unity for Integration Project(UFIP), a charity organisation that she set up in 2014 to help uphold community integration and unity. Unity for Integration Project (UFIP) is a not-for-profit organisation that helps persons in the community optimize their personal, social, and vocational competencies to live successfully in the community. The organisation supports people from the Black and minority ethnic groups, providing them with the support that brings about meaningful changes in their lives while expanding the range of opportunities for them to participate in their communities as active, equal members.
Nkechi consistently champions the cause of women, especially single mothers and younger women. Her not-for-profit organisation Power2Her is set up to empower women through self-confidence education and a fight on period poverty, by educating and empowering young women to beat period poverty through workshops in schools, teaching young women options available for use during menstruation and providing practical help to them.
Nkechi has single-handedly helped some young single mothers start up new businesses and has given away mother/child newborn packages to expectant mothers.
Nkechi was also nominated for this award in 2017.
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