BOMA BRIAN IGANI
BOMA BRIAN IGANI was born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. He was born to a mother who was the former Chief Executive Officer Ministry of Education, Mrs. Love West and a father who was the former Permanent Secretary of the Rivers State Government House, Mr. Iyalla Igani. However, Boma Brian Igani was not born into a rich family. Shortly after Boma was born, his parents divorced. He was raised by a single mother who fondly calls him Tamunoinam meaning ‘God has answered my prayers’; and his grandmother Dora Jackreece. Boma, because of his mother’s love for education was made to go to school and to love academics at a very young age which made him learn how to read and write. Boma because of his grandmother’s values also, had instilled in him the fear of God and the gift of music which he inherited from her which has become more of a career that hubby.
Always desirous to teach and share knowledge, Boma has taught in many schools and conferences and he still continues to teach. He is currently a lecturer at the Kenule Saro Wiwa Polytechnic, Bori in Rivers State, Nigeria.
BOMA BRIAN IGANI had his nursery education at the Fourseas Christian Centre, and attended Sea Bird Model Primary School, for his primary education. He attended Bereton College for his secondary education but later moved to Loa Russell Memorial Secondary School in Rivers State, where he sat for and obtained his West African School Certificate (WASC). He proceeded to the Rivers State College of Education (now Ignatus Ajuru University of Education) where he read for his Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) degree in Primary Education/English Language. He holds a Bachelor degree in Education (B.Ed) in English Language from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He later enrolled for a Post Graduate Programme at the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria and graduated with a Masters in Arts Degree (MA) in Linguistics and Communication Studies. Majoring in Communication Studies, Boma has currently concluded his MPhil degree at the Ignatus Ajuru University of Education with a PhD in view.
BOMA’S yearn to helping Nigerian youths, commencing with the youths of his region (the Niger Delta), made him float a project he tagged ‘Project Learn Well’ in 2012. Project ‘Learn Well’ was aimed at capacity building, empowering the youths educationally and vocationally, teaching them skills and the need to shun violence and embrace education because education is power. His vision has always been to impact positive values on the youths and the Project was a free program for the youths of Rivers State on how to develop good communication skills via writing; and how to use the computer. Motivational lecture on THE NEED TO GET EDUCATED was given. Books and other writing materials were also distributed to participants at no cost. It is his aspiration that boys and girls who benefit from his programs use their experiences as stepping stones to achieving greater heights in life.
When the vision became broader, it metamorphosed into FORTIFIED and then later became Fortified Xclusive: The Extended Learning College.
BOMA BRIAN IGANI has received several awards such as the Award of Excellence in 2010. The honour was bestowed on him by the Linguistics and Communication Studies Students Association at the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, for his creative contributions in making the association thrive in its activities. In 2013, he was given an Award of Patriotism by the E2H movie production house in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, in recognition of his benevolence, spirit of oneness and contributions to the entertainment industry. In 2014 he was awarded with the prestigious Nigerian Selfless Service Gold Award (NISSGA) in recognition of his selfless services towards the development of Nigeria. He was also awarded with the International Africa Achievers Merit Award at Ghana, the Nelson Mandela Life of the Legendary Achievement Medal Award in South Africa in 2014, the Role Model Leadership award in 2014 in recognition of his quality leadership and the Youth Ambassadors Award in 2016 in recognition for his contribution and selfless service towards youth empowerment / Development.
BOMA BRIAN IGANI continues to be the President / Lead Executive of Fortified Xclusive: The Extended Learning College. He continues to oversee the day-to-day operations with innovative ways to making the organization and its team members stand tops.