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columnist , human rights advocate , Lawyer

Leonard Ekwugha Madu, American lawyer, human rights advocate, columnist. Recipient World Hunger Development Program award Marshall University, 1978-1979, Hall of Nations scholar American University, 1980, 82, Mary Strohbel award United Way, 1994-1995, Non-profit Volunteer award National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1994.


Madu, Leonard Ekwugha was born on March 17, 1953 in Ibadan, Nigeria. Came to the United States, 1977. Son of Luke E. and Grace (Dureke) Madu.


Bachelor, Marshall University, 1980. Juris Doctor, University Tennessee, 1988. Master of Arts, American University.


Research associate Lamberts Publications, Washington, 1980-1982. Data specialist Government Employees Insurance Company, 1982-1985. Law intern Knoxville (Tennessee) Urban League, 1986-1988.

Consultant Morris Brown College, Atlanta, 1988. Staff attorney East Carolina Legal Service, Wilson, North Carolina, 1989-1990. Consultant youth development National Crime Prevention Council, Washington, 1990.

Contract compliance officer Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee, 1990. Examiner Department of Human Service, Nashville, 1990-1993. Human rights officer Human Rights Commission, since 1993.

President Panafrica, since 1994. Chief Executive Officer Madu and Associate International Business Consultant, since 1996. With Business Forum & Banquet, since 1994.

1st vice president Nashville Multicultural Partnership, Inc., since 2000. Political consultant Embassy of Nigeria, Washington, 1995. Consultant Embassy of Sierra Leone, Washington, 1995, Healthcare International Management Company, 1996-2001, Embassy of Mozambique, 2000-2001, Embassy of Togo, since 2001.

Board directors Peace and Justice Center, Nashville. President African Conglomerates International, Inc.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: African Nations Handbook, 1994, Directory of African Universities and Colleges, 1994. Editor-in-chief Panafrican Digest, 1994, Panafrican Journal of World Affairs, 1994. Columnist Metropolitan Times, Nashville, since 1991, The African Herald, Dallas, since 1995, United States/African Voice, Baltimore, since 1995, African Sun Times, since 1995, The Nigerian and African, since 1995, The African Press, New York.


Co-chairman Clergy and Laity Concerned, Nashville, 1992-1995. Member curriculum and character committee Metropolitan School Board, Nashville, 1994-1997. Co-coordinator The Haitian Project, 1991-1994.

Vice-chairman Nigerian Network Leadership awards New York, 1996. Chairman International Women's Expo, Knoxville, 1996. Co-chair Miss Nigeria International Beauty Pageant, Washington, 1995, Miss Africa International Beauty Pageant, Nashville, 1996, Igbo Union Chieftaincy Coronation Ceremony, Nashville, 1995.

Chairman Nigerian Patriotic Front, since 1997. Coordinator United Nigeria Congress Party, 1997-1998, Southeast United States. Recruiter international students Tennessee State University, 1998-1999.

Chairman board directors Africa Foundation, Washington, 2001—2002. Member National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, United States Committee on Foreign Relations, Society Professional Journalists, United Nations Association, Organization African Natonals (president 1994), African Chamber of Commerce (president since 2000).


  • Other Interests

    Reading, travel, soccer, ping-pong, tennis.


Married Jaculine Stephanie Turner, June 4, 1980. Children: Christine, Oscar.

Luke E. Madu

Grace (Dureke) Madu

Jaculine Stephanie Turner

Christine Madu

Oscar Madu