Chiamaka Obuekwe: African Travel 100 Women Winner
Chiamaka Obuekwe is a travel enthusiast, travel writer, tour guide and tour operator. She is the CEO and Co-founder of the Innovative company Social Prefect Tours – a tour operating company that promotes African tourism and connects people.
Social Prefect tours organizes group tours, school excursions, corporate retreats, holiday packages and also offers tour guide services within Africa, especially in Nigeria to educate people about the beauty within. The company also creates packages for foreigners who come into Nigeria and take them tourism expeditions.
Chiamaka was recently named of the Africa’s top 100 women in tourism amongst other prestigious women by Africa Travel Quarterly. She is a travel expert who is really passionate about changing the face of tourism in Nigeria. Social Prefect Tours has organized over 45 tours since its inception in 2015, including group tours, corporate team bonding, excursions and private tours, with a client base of almost 1000.
She has travelled to 27 states and has fully explored 20 of these, discovering beautiful tourist attractions in Nigeria and sharing them with the world. She has also worked on tourism projects such as Explore Bauchi with the Bauchi state government. She has also worked with various top brands like Samsung, South African tourism, Smile communications, Malta Guinness and more.
Her work has been featured on various media platforms and she has been interviewed on popular media platforms including Guardian, Genevieve magazine, Punch, Seriously speaking on Channels TV, This Day, Ebony Life TV, Wazobia TV, Classic FM, Lagos talks fm, Everything digital, just to mention a few. She has also spoken at various platforms like TEDx UI, Social media week, Nestle Nigeria, New media conference, Jumia travel summit, Nigeria association of tour operators (NATOP) AGM and lots more.
She is also very dedicated to empowering the youth on entrepreneurship. She was named as one of the 5 bloggers of 2016 according to Guardian life and was also selected amongst top 50 Nigerian women to be celebrated by Maggi during their 50 years anniversary campaign. She is a Travel writer and contributes monthly to Guardian life magazine and also writes on her blog www.socialprefect.net.