Uche Pedro is one of those low-key famous people in the Nigerian Industry that people know bits and pieces about, but not the whole deal (we don’t even know the whole deal). She keeps her personal life really private and her work life really professional. However, her name is still somehow becoming a household name.
You may not know what she looks like, or how &/ why she is famous, but you have to recognize that she is. Here are some reasons why the name ‘Uche Pedro’ has penetrated more than half of the West African population into becoming a household name:
She Is Famous For Her Work
Uche is the founder of BellaNaija.com. Bellanaija is one of the biggest blogs & Digital marketing platforms in West Africa. She runs the blog with morality and ethics, ensuring that content isn’t created just to generate traffic. The content on Bellanaija not only entertains, but it also educates.
BellaNaija has been recognized in the industry as a blog not driven by craze to publish anything that gets the highest traffic. The best part about this platform is that it has inspired young people all around, to go into content creation for themselves.
Our Woman Crush Is Famous Of Being Generous
Another reason our crush is famous is for her generous heart. Uche has successfully grown her platform to a stage where she can give back to those in need. Asides from being an active board member of LEAP ( Leadership, Effectiveness, Accountability and Professional), she also uses Bellanaija to send people to school and help families in need.
Example, during the period when girls where getting genital mutilation in a particular area, this woman used her platform to call UNICEF’s attention to it. This action on her part ensured a stop to the barbaric culture.
Uche Pedro Is Beauty & Brains Personified
This woman is a knock out in the looks department & has the brains to boot. Her academic and career history is more than pretty impressive.
Uche holds a Bachelors degree – Honours Business Administration (HBA) from the prestigious Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, Canada where she graduated with distinction in 2006.
You should know that she worked more than a regular 8-5 before Bellanaija. She worked at Shell in Canada, and then Cadbury in the UK. Right after that, she transferred to their branch Nigeria.
This Boss Boss Is Widely Recognized
Finally, this woman is famously recognized as a result of her CSR. Below is a list of some of her recognition and awards.
- Speaker 2018 “Bloomberg Africa Business Media Innovators” Forum
- Keynote Speaker #ADICOMDAYS2018
- OkayAfrica100 Women campaign
- Gates Foundation/Gates Africa #GatesLetter Campaign
- 2017 Obama Summit – “Civic Leader Making a Difference around the World”
|Beatz Awards||BellaNaija – Best Blog|
|ELOY Awards||Innovation/Invention Award|
|The Frown Awards 2018 by UNFPA/UNICEF||For efforts to protect the right of every girl child and contribution to the Abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Nigeria|