CEO of Equity Concepts, Rowland Okorie, has expressed sadness over the death of Chief Dr. Sinachi Ugwuonye-Okechukwu’s beloved mother, Mrs. Cecilia Ugwuonye, a.k.a. Ebemma, who passed onto glory on August 30, 2023 at Unumba Ndiuno, in Ezeagu LGA of Enugu State.

In an interview with nairaland, the US based Project NWAFOR Igbo pioneer shared how he felt about the news of the death of the 75 years old matriarch of the Ugwuonye family. “Dr SinaChi Ugwuonye-Okechukwu, a woman with the heart of Gold, is one of the most powerful women I have met in my life.

She is the Founder and CEO of the Sinachi Foundation; the First elected female National President of Enugu USA, and a Global Leader in partnership recruitment of Project NWAFOR Igbo.” He added that “I would have faced greater struggles and challenges in America if the Almighty God did not send people like her across to me. I spent my first Thanksgiving and Christmas in the US with her family and friends in Orange Hills, California… a beautiful suburb and one of the most beautiful places on earth.

Through her I was able to link up. She handed me over to Sir Bob Agbonye, an Mbaise Icon, whose influence is none to compare with . My story continued until I ended up with a household name in my community- the Onyejiji’s and which became home away from home, the rest is history as they say. “ Ebemma was a strong woman, a mother of seven children, … six boys and one girl. She lived a good and courageous life even with its challenges.

Dr. Ife SinaChi Ugwuonye-Okechukwu filed for and brought her mother, Mrs. Cecilia Ugwuonye (Ebemma) to the USA, where she lived with her for several years, and gave her the best possible life. Some of Ebemma’s last acts of kindness was hosting the SinaChi Foundation’s annual giveaway to the less fortunate of the wonderful people of Umumba Ndiuno few months ago.

According to Dr Ife SinaChi, the duo of her mother, Mrs. Cecilia Ugwuonye and her mother in-law, Lolo Schola Okechukwu, joined hands in hosting that last event which was a beautiful outing! Speaking on her mother’s death she said, “as we grieve her passing, we remember fondly her contributions to our earthly space. Ebemma, you will be fondly remembered. Journey well onyeoma.”

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