Anambra Entrepreneur, Obi-West Utchaychukwu Honoured At The Finnish Parliament
One of the most influential Africans in Finland, Obi-West Utchaychukwu, who is from Anambra State has been honoured by two Finnish Parliamentarians for the great work he is doing in the African diaspora. He was invited to the Finnish Parliament in Helsinki on Tuesday 13 December where he was given a customized gift that depicts the Parliament building.
The gift is exclusive to important people in society. The two MPs who honoured him are; MP Suldaan Said Ahmed from the Left Alliance and MP Hussein Al-Taee from the Social Democratic Party.
Obi-West who won the best media award at the Afrofinns Achievement Awards in 2019 has done a lot for the African diaspora in Finland through Diaspora Glitz Magazine which he founded in 2019 for Africans in Finland. The Afrocentric magazine aims to change the African narratives in Finland by projecting the positive impacts of people from African backgrounds in Finnish society.
“I’m passionate about amplifying black voices in Finland, Obi-West said in a recent press release”.
Obi-West who moved to Finland eight years ago has captured the media space in the country, he has carved out a niche for himself in the media sphere. Diaspora Glitz Magazine is the only English magazine in Finland for the African diaspora.
Aside from the magazine publication, Obi-West who is the secretary of the Anambra State Association in Finland and publicity secretary of the Anambra State Association in Europe has founded and organized notable projects in Finland which are; Miss Afro Diaspora Finland ( A beauty pageant for young black ladies) Top 10 Most Influential African Women Awards, (Celebrated during the International Women’s Day) Top 10 Most Influential African Men Awards (Celebrated during the International Men’s Day) African Jollof Rice Competition and Finland Afro Diaspora Awards (FADA). This year alone, he organized six significant events for the African diaspora in Finland.
The new beauty pageant winner, Zakiya Joval, and the first runner-up in the 2020 edition Monica Tor accompanied him to the Parliament.