The evening of Thursday, March 22, 2018 was lit as Val Media Inc/Pinnacle entertainment Inc and it’s boss, Val ‘Frakas Mo’Fire’ Amadi (@Frakasmofire) hosted the African commissioners of the city of Orange, New Jersey, U.S.A Diaspora commission at Aso Rock Restaurant in East Orange, New Jersey, U.S.A. It was a dinner and a sit-down conversation aimed at finding solutions to some of the problems that face Africans in Africa and in the diaspora.
The Chairman of the Commission, Hon. Callistus Onyiuke shed some light into the past and future activities of the Commission, including their plans to send some high school students from America to Nigeria for summer school programs in an effort to improve understanding and relations between Africa and the U.S.A. He also praised the Mayor of the City of Orange, NJ, Hon. Dwayne D. Warren who also is a member of the Diaspora Commission for his amazing leadership in Orange and his efforts at improving the livelihood of the residents of the diaspora communities. Another member of the commission, Engr. Victor Ibeka, the MmiliEnweilo Na Ukpo also reiterated the Commission’s commitment to improving relations amongst the various diaspora communities resident in America and between the Diaspora and their respective home base communities. Hon. Carl Onyiuke and Hon. Victor Ibeka also praised the Chairman/C.E.O of Val Media/Pinnacle Entertainment inc, Hon Val ‘Frakas Mo’Fire’ Amadi who also happens to be one of the Commissioners in the Diaspora Commission for having the insight to establish and run “We4We Tv”, “We4We News”, “We-We Tv”, and “diaspora optics”, outfits which he believes would serve the diaspora and homebase communities well.
Val Frakas went on to explain the concept behind the “We4we” outfits as that of a grassroots beginning, belonging to and owned jointly by the people, ‘by we the people 4 we the people’. He further stressed that it is a unifying name as it goes deeper into the affairs of the people, about their lives and the improvement of their livelihood. The Diaspora Optics alongside the We4We outfits seeks to maintain a steady platform helping make the affairs of the people to matter more in governance and politics by helping to educate the masses more on politics, polity, encouraging their increased participation in government and governance and demanding more accountability from our elected officials. The diaspora optics would also help in beaming the opinions of diaspora communities to the home base and making those opinions count more, especially in governance. Opinions expressed by most diaspora residents, which in the past had existed mostly only on the “WHATSAPP” platform and never counted much in the home base governance affairs, would now be broadcasted and shared almost instantaneously around the home base. They also have a reality TV Series called the “diaspora Chronicles” that seeks to profile the Who is Who characters in our communities, profiling the different faces and phases of their lives in an effort to celebrate more of our heroes and providing credible role models for the generations to come. These profiles would equally be properly documented and backed up in history banks (databases) with futuristic attributes so information on our heroes can always be accessed even 500 years later as we celebrate them.
Val Frakas, a music and film producer also runs a foundation, VAL AMADI FOUNDATION, that engages more people to participate in community service related work, helping build and rebuild orphanages and schools for children and young adults, helping to provide tutorials and trainings in the Arts (Music and film production), providing community based basic medical care and providing trainings to communities in a larger effort to reduce poverty and build a stronger, better community.
The event attracted some of the brightest minds in the diaspora. People like Sir Clem Eze, High Chief titus Mmaagha Osuagwu, Igwe Nkem Onumarah (Igwe Odinma Anaedo), Uche Bonny Life-Ndu (Akwukwo nso na Mbaise), Amadi Darlington C. Amadi, Benson Egbutu, Prince Anozie, Okey Onyeagocha, Hon. Oliver Obiukwu, Dr. Kenneth Madueke, Aso Rocks’s Darlington Nkuche, A.B Chiefo Maduka Ibeabuchi, Multiny Yeeye, Obi Taiwan, Judge Jude Nkamah (1st indigenous African to be made a judge in New Jersey), Hon. Clems Okemezie, Cyril Caesar Anayo (a.k.a Mma ‘sword’ Ndi Igbo), Kevin kevo Eleh, Tony Okpokparoro, Ifeanyi Dangamacin Emele, Michael Afam Gaga, Friday Val Abacha, Fr. Nnaemeka Amobi, Steve O Da Don Emedom, Victor iSEE Bongo, D.J GoodNoiz Emeka Emele, Innocent Osisioma Enwere, Godswill Etim Inimgba, Sir Blessed Sunny Ibe, Hon. Pius Ike, Osaz Osayande, Zubby Obianwu, Ebere Nwandaa Akujuobi, Duke Dukakis Okafor, Dr. Andy T.G Onyema, Ralph Ralphito, M.J Nwaeze, Chika Okoronkwo, Jonas Ezeah, Ifeanyi Oleka and Bona Oleka to name but a few. The members of the “#demMustWaka, #TheyAllGottaGo” movement were also in attendance. The movement was started by Val Frakas and they seek to inject sanity and sanctity in our political process by demanding serious accountability and transparency from our politicians. The group believes that public service should be about what it name suggests, serving the public and not a means of enrichment as most of our politicians have turned it to today. They believe that any one running for a political office must first clearly and verifiably declare their assets, accept a salary paid for the job that they seek and live within their means as they serve. If you do not want to live within the confines of what your salary can afford, then you are not fit for public service. They also hope to get a lot of public office seekers to commit to or pledge to those basic demands.
Good luck to the val media family.