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Sir Emeka Uzoka: An Inspiring Journey



In the bustling city of Douala, where cultures blend and commerce thrives, a remarkable figure stands out in the crowd. Meet Emeka Uzoka, the CEO of Proximal Motors Ltd, Vice Chairman Camp Yabassi Traders Association and chairman of the Anambra Union Douala. Hailing Oraifite town. Ekwusigo LGA Anambra in Nigeria, strength, tenacity, grace and consistency. He’s been striving to make a positive impact on his people and the Cameroonian community for over three decades.

Sir Uzoka’s journey to Cameroon began in 1989 when business brought him to the nation through Mr. James. After a few years of learning and service, He eventually started his own business that has grown to be  Proximal Motos Ltd. In Sir Uzoka’s eyes, Cameroon isn’t just an amazing country; it’s a land of opportunity for those seeking an encouraging business environment.

But Uzoka’s influence extends beyond entrepreneurship. He also serves as the Vice President of the Yabassi Trader Union, a pivotal organization in the world of motor and motorcycle parts trading in Cameroon. In this role, he ensures the interests of both Nigerian and Cameroonian traders are protected. The mission is clear: to guarantee that traders focus on their core responsibilities rather than being burdened by extra tasks that hinder their growth.

The Yabassi Trader association holds regular meetings with the sole of empowering its members, teaching them the intricacies of the trade, their rights, and inviting specialists and lawyers to educate them. This commitment to education and advocacy aims to foster an environment where businesses can flourish without undue interference.

One of the major challenges faced by traders in Cameroon is the undue pressure imposed by certain individuals looking to profit from their hard work. Uzoka firmly stands against such abuses, where agents manipulate traders into paying more than their fair share of taxes and, at times, resort to intimidation tactics. He has taken this issue up with the relevant authorities, including the Consul General of Nigeria in Douala, resulting in positive changes and a more business-friendly environment.

As a leader, Uzoka’s impact isn’t limited to business associations. He serves as the Chairman of Anambra State in Doaula, a position he didn’t attain by chance but through a well-thought-out plan. His dedication to the people who elected him is evident as he takes steps to enhance the community’s well-being. From acquiring landed property to build a multipurpose hall for meetings to organizing the first-of-its-kind inter-local government football tournament to foster brotherhood and community.

Under his leadership, Uzoka strives to unite the Anambraians and create a strong sense of camaraderie. His belief is that empowering individuals not only transforms their lives but has a ripple effect, improving the entire community’s well-being. He encourages others to follow suit, to empower and uplift those around them, and to lead by example.

Uzoka’s philosophy is rooted in philanthropy and kindness, a testament to his lifelong commitment to giving back. He believes that when you have the means to help someone, it’s not just an opportunity; it’s a duty. His message to Nigerians in Douala is to abide by the law, help others, and foster a sense of community where everyone supports each other.

In a world where actions speak louder than words, Sir Emeka Uzoka’s journey exemplifies the power of leadership, dedication, and compassion. His story serves as an inspiration, reminding us that with the right intentions and actions, we can create a brighter future for our communities

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Gallery: Diaspora Excellence Award 2023



At the occasion organized in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of Naija Diaspora Magazine, several individuals, companies, governors, traditional rulers, business owners, government agencies and parastatals as well as politicians were honored for their outstanding performances in 2023. The publication celebrated its
10th anniversary with a two-day event that included the Symposium and Annual Diaspora Excellence Award. This platform provided a unique opportunity for collective learning, networking, and gaining insights into government policies that relate to communities. Attendees were empowered to navigate pathways of positive change. The Symposium lecture was titled: ‘Building a Nation’, with several dignitaries as speakers.



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Inaugural Anambra State Union Football Tournament Triumphs Amidst Adversity



On the 6th of August 2023, a monumental event took place at St Michel, Terminus, Douala, marking the commencement of the First Edition of the Anambra State Union Football Tournament. Under the stewardship of Sir Emeka Uzoka, Chairman of the Anambra State Union, this tournament emerged as a testament to unity, sportsmanship, and the indomitable spirit of the Anambra community.

The opening ceremony set the stage for what would become an unforgettable showcase of camaraderie and competitive fervor. A true celebration of tradition and athleticism, the tournament kicked off with a Veteran Match at 2:00 pm. The clash between Aguata Local Government Union and Nnewi Local Government Union resulted in a gripping encounter, with Aguata securing victory with a 2-0 score line.

Distinguished figures graced the event with their presence, adding prestige to the occasion. Among them was Mr. Oliva Ochi, Consul 1 at the Consulate General Douala, representing the esteemed Consul General, H.E. Amb. (Mrs.) Efe A. Clark-Omeru.

The honorable gathering was further enriched by the participation of key personalities, including: Hon. BIC Okwujiaku, President of the Nigerian Community Douala, HRH Eze Jonathan T. Onyenagubor, Eze Gburugburu 1 of Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo, Cameroon, Sir, Lovinus Ezeh, Vice President, Nigerian Community Douala, Chief Alex Nwoye, Vice President 2, Nigerian Community Douala, Chief Uche Obiekwe, Patron of the Nigerian Community Douala, Chief Innocent Obiorah Odoh, Patron Anambra State Union, Chairmen of Imo and Enugu States Union, Esteemed members of the Anambra State Union.

The event also extended its reach to include esteemed guests from Douala and beyond.
In recognition of the paramount importance of safety and well-being, the organizers ensured the presence of dedicated medical health and security personnel, assuring attendees a secure environment throughout the event.

Despite the inclement weather characterized by heavy rain, the unyielding spirit of the Anambra community remained unshaken. A testament to their passion for football and unity, a remarkable number of attendees braved the elements, converging to witness the unfolding of history on the lush fields of St Michel, Terminus.

The final was held on Sunday 12th of November 2023 @ Bonamousadi Stadium Douala. Oyi Local Government lifted the trophy while Aguta Local Government took the bronze and Idemili Local Government took silver.

The inaugural Anambra State Union Football Tournament stands as an embodiment of shared values, intercommunity collaboration, and the timeless appeal of sport. This event not only etched a significant mark on the sporting calendar but also served as a reminder of the resilience and unity that define the Anambra community.

As the tournament concluded its first chapter, it left in its wake a legacy of camaraderie, sporting excellence, and the promise of more remarkable editions to come.

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CAMEROON: Miniature Africa



Cameroon, nestled in the heart of Central Africa, is a country with a captivating blend of rich cultural diversity, stunning landscapes and abundant wildlife. Often referred to as « Miniature Africa, » Cameroon offers travelers a unique and multifaceted experience, showcasing the continent’s essence in a single destination.

With more than 250 ethnic groups and languages, Cameroon is a melting pot of diverse cultures, traditions and customs. The capital city, Yaoundé, and the economic hub, Douala, provide excellent starting points to dive into Cameroon’s cultural wealth.

Cameroon’s diverse geography offers a plethora of breathtaking landscapes, each with its unique charm.
In the West, the mist-covered peaks of Mount Cameroon, the highest mountain in West Africa, beckon adventurous hikers to climb and witness awe-inspiring views of the surrounding scenery.
Towards the North, the Sahelian region boasts vast savannas and semi-arid landscapes, offering visitors an opportunity to spot magnificent wildlife, and in the East, the dense rainforests of the Congo Basin teem with a rich variety of flora and fauna, including gorillas, chimpanzees, and exotic bird species.

Tourism Spots on a Budget
Here are a selection of the most distinguished and captivating tourist destinations in Cameroon. These remarkable locales boast accessibility without undue strain on one’s financial resources, making them irresistible choices for tourists.

Mefou National Park:
Mefou National Park houses the Mefou Primate Sanctuary, a rescue center managed by Ape Action Africa. With over 300 rare and endangered primates, it’s a significant conservation project in Africa, providing lifelong care and rehabilitation for animals rescued from illegal trades.

Formerly known as Victoria, Limbe is a port city with a diverse flora and fauna influenced by its colonial past. The Limbe Wildlife Centre/Botanical Centre offers a close-to-nature experience, rescuing and caring for ill-treated and endangered animals.

Mount Cameroon:
Mount Cameroon, also called the « Chariot of the Gods, » is West Africa’s highest mountain and an active volcano. A popular destination for adventurers and hikers, the trek offers stunning views, diverse landscapes and encounters with wildlife like monkeys and birds.

Kribi Beach:
Kribi Beach, in the southwestern region, boasts long white sand beaches and clear waters. It’s perfect for swimming, sunbathing and water sports. Visitors can also enjoy the Chutes de la Lobé waterfall, where they can swim under the falls. Local cuisine and seafood delicacies await at various restaurants.

Korup National Park:
Korup National Park, renowned for its bird species, offers pristine tropical wilderness. Visitors can enjoy lodging infrastructure and spot unique primates like the Nigeria-Cameroon chimpanzee and Perseus’s red colobus. Located near the ocean, Mundemba serves as a starting point for tours to the park, where guides often speak the local Cameroonian language.

Cameroon stands tall as a remarkable destination for audacious travelers seeking a blend of cultural diversity, awe-inspiring landscapes and thrilling adventures. From the depths of the rainforests to the heights of its mountains, and from the bustling cities to the serene beaches, the land beckons with open arms, ready to share its enchanting beauty and warm hospitality with all who venture to explore its wonders. As tourism in Cameroon continues to grow sustainably, the country’s potential as a captivating and memorable destination will undoubtedly flourish.


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