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Alliance of Nigerian Organizations of Georgia

P.O. Box 4209

Atlanta, Georgia 30302

United States

Company Description

The Association is a self-funded, membership-driven organization. The organization offers members a variety of ways to stay connected and explore opportunities for building a place in the world. Tangible benefits help members grow personally and professio ... more

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Background Information

Affiliations

Board Member of the Arts Exchange Business Partner
Clayton College & State University

Board Member
Christ Church School

Founder
African Dance Ensemble

ANOG Committee Chairman
Information

Founder
Heritage Drummers

Education

Saint Finbars College

MBA

Risk Management and Insurance

Georgia State University

Web References (18 Total References)


Image Awards Recipients | Alliance of Nigerian Organizations in Georgia, USA (ANOG USA)

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2008 ANOGUSA Image Awards Recipient: Chief Alani Ogunlade - A Biography

Alani Ogunlade who likes to be known as the 'Village Boy' was born in Oshoba Village, Ifo Local Government in Ogun State, Nigeria. His father, Joseph Oniyiku Ogunlade was an elder in the village when Alani was a child.
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Alani attended the elders meetings where the affairs of the village were deliberated with his father. In African Culture, A young person does not talk in elders meeting. 'You listen and absorb a wealth of wisdom', says Alani. According to Alani, he learnt the basics of excellent customer service and selling on credit from his mother.
Alani grew up as a favorite son of the village community. He started his schooling at Christ Church School, Oshoba. In 1958, Alani moved to Lagos, former capital city of Nigeria. He attended Saint Finbars College in Lagos for his secondary school education. He traveled to United States in 1970 making his first stop in Washington D. C. He received his Undergraduate degree in Accounting from Bowie State University Bowie, Maryland.
While in Washington D.C., he worked at The Museum of African Art which is now part of the Smithsonian Institute. He moved to Atlanta in 1976 to pursue graduate studies at Georgia State University where he received his MBA in Risk Management and Insurance. He was instructor of Risk Management and Insurance at Morehouse College and Clark Atlanta University. He served as Finance Director for Economic Opportunity Atlanta.
Since 1985, he has owned and operated State Farm insurance Agency in College Park. Georgia. Alani is very involved in his community especially in the schools and youth programs.
Alani had many sweet memories of his village, such as waving to Queen Elizabeth of United Kingdom, who was passing through the village during Her cross country train tour of Nigeria before the country's independence in 1960; religious and cultural festivals and moonlight story telling series. The most profound is his inclusion in the drumming and masquerade society of the village at an early age.
On moving to Atlanta in 1976, Alani co-founded the African Dance Ensemble with late Dr. King Farouk Brimah.
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Alani and his wife Vickie are blessed with a son, Olatoye, and daughter, Omobola. They are members of Cascade United Methodist Church and reside in Sandtown Community of South Fulton in Atlanta Georgia.
Alani Ogunlade is very involved in community activities in United States as well as Nigeria. He is the founder and President of KAVA (Keep A Village Alive), www.kava-africa.org, a non-profit organization committed to improving quality lives in African Villages. In 2004, KAVA built a modern eight classrooms elementary school in Oshoba Village. He is a member of the Board of African Children Fund, Board member of the Arts Exchange in Atlanta, Business Partner with Clayton County Schools.


Chief Alani Ogunlade and ...

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Chief Alani Ogunlade and members of the African Heritage Drummers in the house

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2008 ANOG Image Award Recipient Chief Alani Ogunlade
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Consul General wife, Mrs. Okafor congratulating Chief Alani Ogunlade
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ANOG Committee Chairman of Information and Publicity, Mrs. Emelia Orubele reading Chief Alani Ogunlade's citation
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Chief Alani Ogunlade and family having dinner
Chief Alani Ogunlade being ushered in by the African Heritage Drummers and Dancers to receive his ANOG Image Award
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Dr. Macham presenting the 2008 Image Award certificate to Chief Alani Ogunlade
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Families and friend ushered in Chief Alani Ogunlade to receive his ANOG Image Award
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Chief Alani Ogunlade and members of the African Heritage Drummers in the house


Nigerian music - afro beat and juju music

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Alani Ogunlade, a skilled percussionist, is the founder of the Heritage Drummers & dancers of Atlanta, Georgia. www.heritagedrummers.com Born in Oshoba Village, Ogun State, Nigeria, Alani started playing drums as a little boy with the masquerade society.He served as a lecturer and musician at the African Art Museum in Washington D.C. from 1972-1975.


Mr. Alani Ogunlade

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Mr. Alani Ogunlade

Alani Ogunlade who likes to be known as the 'Village Boy' was born in Oshoba Village, Ifo Local Government in Ogun State, Nigeria. His father, Joseph Oniyiku Ogunlade was an elder in the village when Alani was a child.
...
Alani attended the elders meetings where the affairs of the village were deliberated with his father. In African Culture, A young person does not talk in elders meeting. 'You listen and absorb a wealth of wisdom', says Alani. According to Alani, he learnt the basics of excellent customer service and selling on credit from his mother.
Alani grew up as a favorite son of the village community. He started his schooling at Christ Church School, Oshoba. In 1958, Alani moved to Lagos, former capital city of Nigeria. He attended Saint Finbars College in Lagos for his secondary school education. He traveled to United States in 1970 making his first stop in Washington D. C. He received his Undergraduate degree in Accounting from Bowie State University Bowie, Maryland
While in Washington D.C., he worked at The Museum of African Art which is now part of the Smithsonian Institute. He moved to Atlanta in 1976 to pursue graduate studies at Georgia State University where he received his MBA in Risk Management and Insurance. He was instructor of Risk Management and Insurance at Morehouse College and Clark Atlanta University. He served as Finance Director for Economic Opportunity Atlanta.
Since 1985, he has owned and operated State Farm insurance Agency in College Park. Georgia. Alani is very involved in his community especially in the schools and youth programs.
Alani had many sweet memories of his village, such as waving to Queen Elizabeth of United Kingdom, who was passing through the village during Her cross country train tour of Nigeria before the country's independence in 1960; religious and cultural festivals and moonlight story telling series. The most profound is his inclusion in the drumming and masquerade society of the village at an early age.
On moving to Atlanta in 1976, Alani co-founded the African Dance Ensemble with late Dr. King Farouk Brimah.
...
Alani and his wife Vickie are blessed with a son, Olatoye, and daughter, Omobola. They are members of Cascade United Methodist Church and reside in Sandtown Community of South Fulton in Atlanta Georgia.
Alani Ogunlade is very involved in community activities in United States as well as Nigeria. He is the founder and President of KAVA (Keep A Village Alive), www.kava-africa.org, a non-profit
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Mr. Alani Ogunlade


The magnitude of the social needs ...

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The magnitude of the social needs of his village/ community led Alani to create a nonprofit organization called KAVA (Keep A Village Alive). KAVA's vision expanded beyond the boundaries of his home village to include countless villages throughout Africa experiencing similar challenges.

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