From a young age Irene always had the interest and flare for hair and creativity and, from her pre-teen age she has already started to manage her own hair by taking it out, plaiting and creating styles to suit even from that age, she knew what she wanted.
Subsequently, she nurtured this interest and passion and years further down the line she began to plait hair for families and friends. Her creativity and flare led her to tutoring hair braiding and sewing at a local charity.
Irene can be described as an all rounder due to her love, taste and quest for Knowledge and to satisfy this quest, she acquired a Diploma in Public Administration in 2005 which involved the knowledge and experience on how to manage office procedures, policies, procedures and practices of civil service
Very passionate about people’s well being and hence, she pursued a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc Hon’s) degree in Health and Social Care in 2013 at Roehampton University. Her work experience was at Sure care as a support worker where she worked amongst the elderly seeing to their daily needs and wellbeing.
Not satisfied and due to her good communication and inter-personal skills, Irene decided to do her master in Human Rights and International Relations. To put theory into practise, Irene did her work placement at African Child Trust and she was retained as their Public Relation Officer.
Having recognised Irene as a people’s person, she was head hunted by Black Tribe Television and subsequently became their international correspondent
Irene is a firm believer of updating her knowledge, hence, she seized every opportunity to undergo courses for her Continues Professional Development (CPD) and this includes:
- First Aid Paediatric
- NVQ level 2 on Hair Braiding and Basic sewing,
- Leadership Programmes
- Speakers programmes
- Train the trainer courses.
Giving back to the community is her watchword and for that reason she joined different groups that share her interests and beliefs, such as World of women, Universal peace federation and Central association of Nigeria United Kingdom.
Irene is a socialite, event planner and the organisers of various events such as children funfair parties, E-B-O-N-Y Beauty and Creativity Contest and she is in media lime light on BBC radio, BEN TV, Ahodwo FM, The African Show, Colourful Radio, Oasis Universal Radio, Duchess International Magazine, and Newham Recorder.