| Founder, 9ineteen Works
Chinemenma Umeseaka fondly called Chichi or Aunty Chichi by her teenagers is the foremost Teenage Coach in Nigeria. She’s a 33 year old wife and mother of four children. She’s been married for 12 years and counting. Chichi is a Teenage Coach and through her initiative “9ineteen Works”, has reached out to lots of teens in Lagos State, Abia State, Bayelsa, Abuja, and so many others.
Aunty Chichi is a Journalist by training; she’s a graduate of Mass Communication from Abia State University, Uturu. She graduated from the University in 2005, at the age of 21. She also got Certificate for Entrepreneurial Management (CEM) from Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) an arm of Lagos Business School, Pan Atlantic University. And she got this certification as a scholarship from Goldman Sachs (an International Bank). She is a certified Teenage Coach and Counselor. She has carved a niche for herself on teen/youth mentoring.
She is the Special Adviser to the Abia State Governor on Teenage Matters; an On Air Personality (OAP) on 92.3 Inspiration FM, Lagos, 94.9 Flo FM, Umuahia; TV show Host on African Independent Television (AIT) International; currently running on its second season every Saturday 10am; Inspirational speaker; magazine Publisher (9ineteen Magazine); People Builder and a Social Entrepreneur.
Aunty Chichi is a highly sort after speaker in different teenage Churches. She’s the Teenage Church Leader of Streams of Joy International Church, Umuahia. She has spoken in different Redeem Church Provinces, TREM, SALEM, Foursquare and Anglican churches, to mention a few. She has spoken in different private and government secondary schools, in Universities, different youth organizations, different Religious organizations, etc.
9ineteen Works, through Aunty Chichi has been in partnership with the Ministry of Education Lagos State and Abia State since 2013. She has access to over 3000 Junior and Senior Secondary Schools under the six Education districts in Lagos with over 20,000 students.
9ineteen has partnered with Ministry of Education Lagos, District 111 Etiosa in Ikoyi, Abia State Government, GTBank and MTN to organize ‘Leadership/ Vocational skills training for over 4000 students on 12 different skills at Lagos, Abia and Bayelsa. The training covered photography, web designing, catering, hair dressing, make up, household items, tie & dye, bead making, public speaking, content development, shoe cobbling, barbing, etc.
Apart from being a busy Mom, and with her hands full with coaching her teenagers, she runs her own businesses as well. Her major business is her cleaning business (Whyte Vine Cleaners), through this she partnered with some IT programmers to develop an app called ‘HelpOga’. This is to help people find cleaners online.
Aunty Chichi has reached out to over 400,000 teenagers and parents through her different teenage platforms. She is very passionate about teenagers and young adults, their wellbeing and direction in life.
Chichi’s vision is to nurture teens to excellence in outlook and strength in character. She uses the media to inform, educate, inspire, entertain and promote teenagers. She is huge on education, as her Enterprise donated over 10,000 books and dictionaries to Abia state in March, 2016.
She and her teenagers raised over 1000 text books, motivational books, dictionaries and exercise books individually and from ‘Pearson’s Education UK’ and opened community library for Makoko community in Lagos in 2015. She’s raised over 2000 sanitary pads for poor teenage girls in 2015 too. She raised underwear from BYC to donate to some of her under privileged teenagers. She organized 35 teenagers to work with LAWMA to help clean our environment; they swept the whole of Ozumba Mbadiwe/ Law School axis in Victoria Island, Lagos. She has reconciled parents with their teens a number of times. These and many more are some of the things she’s achieved with her initiative.
You can reach her via email firstname.lastname@example.org and also listen to her on radio, every Saturday, at 10am on 92.3 Inspiration FM, 4:05pm on 94.9 Flo FM or watch her on AIT International every Saturday, at 10am.