Hello! We're the folks behind CNN iReport. We... more »Hello! We're the folks behind CNN iReport. We love listening to stories, meeting new people, and making stuff together with strangers.
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I'm a producer, an editor, a team leader, a... more »I'm a producer, an editor, a team leader, a cheerleader, a blogger, a baker (and candlestick maker?) and I'm pretty sure you'll find that everyone's got an interesting story if you listen well enough. Find me on Twitter @lilacina. less »
Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Victoria Nonny... more »Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Victoria Nonny Dawodu-Chizea has lived in France, Germany, the U.K., and U.S. to name a few. She writes under the pen name 'Nonny Saint-Claire.
Dawodu-Chizea's journalism work experience spans three continents -Africa, America and Europe at Harper's BAZAAR (US), The Utica Observer-Dispatch and Women's Wear Daily (WWD).
She enjoys music and hosted a Top 10 Pop music countdown on WHCL 88.7FM, in Central New York, called 'Sugar My Spice' under the name DJ NonnyMadonny. In college she founded the first style and culture page HauteLife where she collaborated with editors at Glamour (US), Harper’s BAZAAR (US), Retailing Today and WWD to publish fashion lifestyle series on socio-cultural and gender issues.
She has also written entertainment and music news for BBC, MTV, Somethin' Else and VH1 in addition to television series and documentary production and development research for BBC 2, BBC 3, NBC, and PBS at Love Productions, Mentorn, Merv Griffin Entertainment and Wall to Wall in London and Los Angeles.
Victoria enjoys concert photography and has taken pictures of Aretha Franklin, Janet Jackson, Kanye West and Eve 6 to name a few.
She currently freelances as a journalist and photographer in Lagos, Nigeria. Saint-Claire also consults on Social Media and runs an online fashion magazine called 'Nonny's List' -www.nonnyslist.com
Dawodu-Chizea has a Bachelors of Arts in Dance and Art History from Hamilton College, NY, a Masters of Arts in Television Journalism and Media Law from University of the Arts, London, London College of Communication, and studied a Master Certificate course in Film Entertainment Marketing at the University of California at Los Angeles.
She has written two columns, Haute:LIFE and drinksGALORE at The Guardian Newspapers, Nigeria's Sunday supplement LIFE. less »
I'm an aspiring journalist from Philadelphia! You... more »I'm an aspiring journalist from Philadelphia! You may have read/watched my iReport called "Holding on to Hope: Young and Unemployed in America" which was my entry in this year's iReport boot camp and earned me my first CNN byline. In my spare time, I can often be seen sharing my finessed box steps and jazz hands with the world of community musical theater lovers. When I'm not busy belting out the high notes, you can most likely find me exploring the nooks and crannies of the great city of Philadelphia. An avid reader and dreamer, I'm always on the lookout for my next big opportunity. You can tweet me @arrrrdubs. less »
Just a happy person next door. I love taking... more »Just a happy person next door. I love taking photos and videos that made my day special. Every little thing counts. Always smile, that is the only free thing to do. less »
In my opinion, life is about freedom, free will,... more »In my opinion, life is about freedom, free will, responsibility, actions, choices and consequences. Remains committed to carrying on the lifelong work of our founder, "Our mission to combat indifference, intolerance, and injustice around the world". World economic and financial power is to some extent up for grabs by the highest bidders and most of the time, trade rules are more negotiable than the change of stubborn political powers. Resistant to change is still a major factor to create an open and honest government “one that answers to peoples”. Guns are not always solutions to settle dispute between Governments. It is time to look beyond the guns to settle disputes among us. It is time to convert the world's military powers into peaceful police force. All the funds being spent on missiles and tanks; shall be spent on education and creating meaningful jobs. Opening up boarders for all nations throughout the world is a key factor to freedom for all human kind. Peoples, in general, want a change for better, willing to contribute to our societies and to make our world a better place for all. Ultimate solution to our true world democracy is “World without Boarders”. Education in Physics and Mathematics. Lived in Pakistan and Germany. US Army Honor Graduate, Assignments with 207th MP Co, 1st Infantry Division, 3d AG Co, 3d Infantry Division. US Army Night Club Management. Served as US Army Foreign Liaison Officer, Policy Advisor, and Informational program director. Responsible for administration and training for over several hundereds foreign commissioned and non-commissioned officers from 55 different Countries. Broker and Affiliated with Group of Insurance Companies. Member of American Legion. Honorary Ambassador, UNICEF (United StatesFund).Founding Member of US Army Adjutant General’s Corps Regimental Association. less »