An adorable video captures the moment a 22-year-old Nigerian man who emerged as the best-graduating student in a US University proudly represented the country and Igbo culture on the global stage.
The lad identified as Obioma Somtochi Ugorji achieved the remarkable feat of being named the best-graduating student at Loyola Marymount University.
As the valedictorian of the university’s 2023 graduation ceremony, Ugorji captivated the audience with his speech, which beautifully showcased his Igbo heritage. He proudly identified himself as Nigerian and placed great emphasis on his cultural roots.
During his speech, Ugorji introduced the phrase “Igbo Kwenu,” explaining its significance within Igbo culture. He highlighted that in Igbo land, “Igbo Kwenu” is an expression of endorsement and unity. It symbolizes the collective strength shared by the Igbo people.
In a heartwarming display, Ugorji proceeded to teach the audience how to respond whenever he exclaimed “Igbo Kwenu,” and they enthusiastically followed his lead. This powerful moment showcased the genuine connection and appreciation that transcended cultural boundaries and united the audience in celebrating Nigerian and Igbo heritage.
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