The Founder .
IRENE PROFILE & BACKGROUND
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 as well as worked for Calabash Magazine as their Public Relation Office.
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
- TV presenting
- Business Management courses
- Production Management 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, royal daughters, Women2women mentoring, Grace Givers, and Women Resource Centre.
Irene is a socialite with more than 15 years experience on, event planning workshop facilitating, hair styling, fashion designing, a correspondent and human rights activists which has led her to organize various charitable events such as children funfair parties, children summer craft class, Adult Skills empowerment workshop, Community great get together big lunch, youth events on the title youth engagement for global action, Miss E-B-O-N-Y Beauty and Creativity Contest and the most recent is Irene free face mask project.
She is in media lime light and has featured on different Televison programmes, radio show, newspaper, magazine and other media platforms such as Bridgette Tetteh show on BBC radio, Dr Pauline long show on BEN TV, Danny Erskine on Ahodwo FM, The African Show on Blast1386.com, DJ Deoba Show on Colourful Radio, Against All Odds Show on Oasis Universal Radio, Duchess International Magazine, SRTV Entertainment Magazine, Newham Recorder, Sun Newspaper, Soutwark News, The Click show on Great TV, Afrokanist Magazine, Mina’s Dolls show on BEN TV, Max K Show on Radio Lib, Christy Amalu Show on London Hot Radio, 9Ja Voices by with Olayemi Koiki on Starr Radio, Benedette Business Surgery on Noble People TV, Master Mo show on Power Xtra radio, Rose on all sides show on BEN TV, Breakfast Show on BBC Leeds.
She is a brand ambassador for J elegance Foundation and AMAF (Ankara meets Adire Festival) and confirmed Ebony Queen 1 of UK
She has bagged several awarded/recognition due to her contribution to the community such as:
Universal Peace Federation young achiever
African4U recognized me as a youth ambassador
Head 2 head award for best new African project
EAWA Awards for Best community group organizer of the year
Africa business women for Inspiring and empowering women
Kitenge festival UK award for outstanding contribution to Africa community
Africa4u African Achievers awards for Africans in Bradford
BEFFTA Award for best beauty pageant organizer
Well woman award for outstanding community leader