Ijeoma Emeka and Ijeoma Okoli grew up in Nigeria and moved to the U.S at the ages of 13 and 10 respectively. Their parents encouraged them to hold on to the Igbo language and culture as they became acclimated to the American culture.
Ijeoma Emeka and Ijeoma Okoli are both MBA graduates with Industrial Engineering degrees currently working for Fortune 500 companies in New York and Houston respectively. Ijeoma Okoli, Ijeoma Emeka, along with 6 others co-founded the organization Umu Igbo Unite, targeted towards uniting Igbo Professionals culturally, professionally and socially.
Their goal is to “SAVE THE IGBO LANGUAGE, ONE CHILD AT A TIME.”
Ijeoma Emeka is married with 3 lovely children. Ijeoma Okoli is married. They enjoy spending time with friends and family, cooking, and traveling. They have a love for children and love for their rich Igbo culture and language.