- Franklin Cudjoe, the CEO of IMANI Africa, has said that God and friends have been instrumental to his success
- The CEO said that Selorm Branttie, Kofi Bentil, Bright Simons, and Patrick Stephenson have been more than friends to him
- Franklin said though his life is very imperfect, he is very appreciative of all the things he has achieved
Franklin Cudjoe, the founding president and CEO of IMANI African, has written an appreciative post about his achievement on his 44th birthday.
He said that though his life has been filed with different imperfections, he is very glad that God and friends have been a source of great help for everything he has achieved.
Franklin especially mentioned some of the friends that have been of great help to him. Their names were Selorm Branttie, Kofi Bentil, Bright Simons, and Patrick Stephenson.
He said that good friends could be more than family. Photo source: LinkedIn
It should be noted that IMANI Centre for Policy and Education, an organization that has been promoting a free society across Africa.
Another thing worthy of note is that Franklin was in 2010 consulted by the UK’s prime minister on how to effectively deploy and make use of British aid on the continent.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the chairman of Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), met with the Nigerian-born Masia Ujiri, the president of basketball operations of the Toronto Raptors.
It should be noted that Ujiri was the same person who led the team to victory at the NBA finals last year in 2019.
Abike introduced the Nigerian to President Muhammadu Buhari during the bilateral meeting he had with the Canadian prime minister in Addis Ababa.
Ujiri was in 2002 a scout for the Orlando Magic before he proceeded to the Denver Nuggets. In 2008, he was a backroom staff of the Toronto Raptors.
In 2010, he came back to the Nugget where he was made the general manager. In 2013, he was named the NBA Executive of the Year.
He was succeeded by Bobby Webster as he advanced to become the president of basketball operations.
The Nigerian sportsman was born in Bournemouth, England. When his family moved back to Nigeria, he had most of his childhood in Zaria.
At the age of 13, he took interest in basketball as he fed his passion with American magazines and videotapes of the sport.
As he grew older, he moved out of the country and played for Nathan Hale High School in Seattle. After college, he started a professional career in England.
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