Nnenna Israel-Pender (Uma) – Founder/Host ReadABookNigeria Initiative
Nnenna is a respected Writer and Entrepreneur with a deep interest in books, writing and reading. She is committed to proving that knowledge is indeed power, and readers are powerful.
She desires to see a Nigeria where child prodigies are an everyday encounter, and believes passionate reading has a huge role to play in bringing this to fruition. But this dream is made almost impossible if children cannot acquire basic literacy skills, or struggle to learn. She founded RABNI to fix that problem, and implements numerous projects and tools towards literacy and quality education in Nigeria.
She still remains the active agent in implementing all of RABNI’s projects. She runs two successful startups based in Abuja, and has also written over 30 flash stories, published two YA novellas: The Essay and A Trip to Mars with Marcia among others, and has a YA novel in waiting.
She currently lives in Abuja, Nigeria and prides in her circle of friends which includes Social Entrepreneurs, businessmen and influencers in various sectors and has received a handful of recognition mostly for her work in fostering Quality Education.