Journalism refers to the production and distribution of reports on recent events through gathering information and using literary techniques. been the watch dog of the society and the fourth estate of the realm, it is considered as a noble profession with many departments.
This profession which has a litany of great men and women in this country including veterans also have young, upcoming and bright hands with prospect. Notable among these young talents is an Awka based journalist, Ifeanyi Okonkwo (Celebrity Journalist)
Born in the city of Jos, Plateau State to the family of Sir Gabriel and Mrs Caroline Okonkwo, hails from Abacha a community in Idemili North Local government in Anambra state.
A graduate of mass communication Anambra State University (ANSU) now Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU)
The last born among six children in an interview recently with journalist disclosed how the journey all began.
'I started practising journalism officially in 2015 with Reality Newspapers a Jos based organization owned by Valentine Adese (JP) when I left the University.
'After my youth service, in Delta statr, my organization posted me to Anambra as a correspondence. While reporting for Reality Newspaper I was also writing as a contributor to National Light Newspaper before I became one of its Ad-hoc staff.
'My vision as to why I choose to venture into journalism is simple, I want to make a name for myself. Someone has to do things differently and I made a choice to be that person by putting in my best.
'My ambition is to change the game and raise the standard. The bottom is too crowded that's why I have decided to fly and be on top of the system. Great things are achieved and accomplished by the power of perseverance and that's why I have develop a thick skin.
'I was born into the best family anyone will ever pray for. My father is a catechist and my mother is one of the most religious women I have ever seen both in faith and practice. Her prayers keeps me going.
'My parents created a fantastic piller in me and also a resilience spirit, that's why i work hard.
'Nigerians have a mentality that journalist end up being poor but am ready to break that norm because I believe and know that I have the potential to dear the impossible.
'My capacity to set priorities and execute responsibility has remained my driving force. And not far from now the whole world will hear my name.