We’re Nigerian Parents magazine. From medicine to education, from sports to mentoring, and from art to music, Nigerians are an essential force of human ingenuity. The magazine was formed to tell the stories of the Nigerians who, in big and small ways, are making our nation proud. We tell these stories with a great sense of nostalgia, pride, and passion. We understand the Nigerian tradition of raising responsible children with stories that elevate them, as well as make them proud of their roots. We toot the Nigerian horn because if we don’t, then no one else will. Join us on this exciting journey.
Our Commitment to Our Readers
Nigerian Parents Magazine is committed to bringing to our readers a world-class reading experience by unveiling the stories of accomplished Nigerians whose lives will inspire many more. We hope that readers will sense our excitement through the very nature of our words. We’re also open to suggestions on how to improve that reading experience.
Nigerian Parents magazine is for Nigerian diaspora, as well as for all those who harbor goodwill toward hard-working Nigerians. In no small ways, many Nigerians have helped in elevating the wellbeing of their host societies. Yet the stories about those within the Nigerian diaspora don’t reflect this fact. Our mission is to tell and celebrate the stories of these Nigerians. By telling these stories, we aim to build a stronger and even more prosperous Nigerian diaspora community.
Meet the Team
Hamilton Odunze is the Executive Editor and founder of Nigerian Parents magazine. Previously, he was senior operations analyst at Thomson Reuters Financials, where he managed high-net worth and institutional investor relationships. At the age of 17, Odunze’s first article was published in Nigeria’s Daily Times. Odunze writes frequently for many Nigerian and African newspapers, such as Vanguard, Guardian, Africa Today, and many more. Odunze’s column “The World This Week” is published in The News Guru. Odunze holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts in Boston and a master’s degree from Jones University, Centennial, Colorado.
Dr. Ejike Eze is the Chairman of the Editorial Board of Nigerian Parents Magazine. Dr. Eze is a linguistics scholar and community leader with multiple academic degrees and leadership experience. His academic accomplishments include a first-class honors degree and a master’s degree from University of Lagos, a Master of Philosophy degree from the University of Cambridge, England, and a doctoral degree from the University of Ottawa, Canada.
After a brief stint as a university professor and author of several scholarly articles and books, Dr. Eze ventured into corporate America, where he has held several leadership positions at such corporations as KPMG, Bearingpoint and Arbella Insurance Group. He currently serves as executive vice president and consulting partner at Emerald Consulting Group, a Boston-based management consulting firm. He also sits on the board of numerous religious, academic, and community organizations, including an advisory board of the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
Dr. Eze is passionate about helping Nigerian parents do the best they can to raise outstanding children. As the first two-term president of the influential Igbo Organization of New England, he’s collaborated with leaders of various Nigerian ethnic groups in his quest to help map the path forward for Nigerian youth. Dr. Eze lives in Holbrook, Massachusetts with his wife, NJ (Mkpulumma) and their children.
Victoria Downes is an Operations and Strategy Coach with over 12 years experience in Human Resource management and small business operations. Known for her savvy strategies and in-depth knowledge of systems & processes, Victoria is committed to helping entrepreneurs monetize their passion and make the impact on the world that they desire.
She is the founder and CEO of The Village Creative Inc, a Boston based full service coaching and Virtual assistance company supporting Creative Entrepreneurs all over the world. She is also the founder and owner of The Broom Squad, a premier cleaning company in Boston and the host of The Village Talk podcast.
Victoria was previously the National Senior Human Resources manager for the Elizabeth Warren 2020 Presidential campaign and prior to that, a Human Resources project manager at Boston Medical Center in Boston Massachusetts.
She currently lives in Boston with her husband and 3 amazing children.
Patrick Idima is a Special Education teacher and an Administrator with many years of experience. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in English language from University of Uyo, Nigeria and a Master’s degree in Special Education from Lesley University, Massachusetts. He has served in leadership positions in several Nigerian ethnic and national associations. Patrick Idima and his family live in Randolph, Massachusetts.
Hamilton Thom-Manuel is a sports writer. He started out his career playing competitive soccer which positioned him for a career as a sports writer for the influential local newspaper The Nigerian Tide. It was his love and talent for soccer that took him out of Nigeria through Italy, Holland, England, Singapore and finally the United States. He holds a business management degree from the University Massachusetts, Boston.