Having grown up in South East London, Chijioke has long been aware of how one’s environment can positively or negatively shape one’s life. A number of wrong choices at his all boy’s secondary school led to him being excluded several times between the ages of 12-13 years old. This led him to transfer to another local school where he went on to attain As and A* in his GCSEs, as well as a reputation for selling “£1 meal deals” (doritos, Capri-suns and gold bar snacks) from his bag pack!
After his A-Levels where he studied Geography, Economics & English Literature (earning an A, A* and C respectively) - Chijioke went on to earn a place in BA Development Studies and Politics at the University of Manchester in 2014. A city known for its football, industry & rain. This was where Chijioke learnt the most about himself, being surrounded by people from all types of backgrounds, it forced Chijioke to evaluate his pre-conceptions of the world.
Despite falling foul to the student party culture, Chijioke was able to graduate in July 2017 with a 2:1 and most of all found God towards the end of his time there. Not knowing exactly how he wanted to spend the rest of his life, Chijioke decided to enter the world of Public Relations and start ups from September 2017 to July 2018.
In September 2018 he then went on to do a MSc Regional and Urban Planning Studies at the London School of Economics graduating in December 2019. During this time he would go on to partake in extra-curricular activities such as the Kickstart London start up accelerator, mentoring inner city school children, and founded AltUrban (now Abodely) which focussed on educating young people about prop-tech through events.
He started a role as a Regeneration Consultant in September 2019 in the city, but after a time of introspection decided to quit in August 2020 during a global pandemic to pursue his entrepreneurial passions.
Chijioke loves to travel, exploring new cultures and sharing the lessons life has (and continues) to teach him.
Speaking by Chijioke Anosike
Life and death are in the power of the tongue
Learning on his experience, Chijioke can create bespoke workshops which are packed with practical tips and useful skills. He can deliver workshops to young people, corporations, as well as NGOs - taking into account their unique needs. People leave with the tools and most of all a desire to put their knowledge to action.
Chijioke worked on the LSE Widening Participation Programme, Promoting Potential as a Course Director and taught year 8-9 boys from African/Caribbean backgrounds about his university subject of choice. Through his innovative and creative style of teaching he really inspired the young boys to think outside of the box and motivated them to continue to strive for the best. Working with Chijioke he has been nothing but professional, yet personable and has really shown his passion for this area of work.