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ASHE FOUNDATION is a think-tank to promote African Sociocultural Harmony and Enlightenment in Nigeria, Africa and the Black Diaspora


Africa is made up of two main ethnolinguistic families – Niger Kongo and Afro-Asian.

From genetic and cultural anthropological studies, it is believed that all the 2240 Niger-Kongo groups in Africa (517 in Nigeria) that account for over 70% of the population have common ancestry, cultural foundations and linkages, but due to colonialism fail to realize their common cultural identity.

This lack of a well articulated cultural identity has been linked to ethnic distrust and hostility, poor work ethics, inability to build sustainable progressive political alliances and other sociocultural problems.

Following consultations with the paramount monarchs of the major African groups, it was agreed that a think tank should be created to promote cultural understanding and unity across Nigeria, Africa and the Black Diaspora.


The maiden conference, Conference on African Origins, held on February 21st 2018 attracted all stakeholders, who demanded an extensive public awareness campaign. It is believed that a mass cultural identity will improve cultural pride and harmony, as well as tie the common origins to the collective aspirations of the Original African group


Board of Trustees

1) His Royal Majesty Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi, Ooni of Ife – Chairman Board of Trustees

2) His Royal Majesty, Nnaemeka Alfred Achebe, CFR, mni, Obi Of Onitsha, Anambra State Chairman Council of Traditional Rulers

3) His Royal Majesty, Dr Idakwo Ameh Oboni II, Attah of Igala, Kogi State Chairman Council of Traditional Rulers

4) His Royal Majesty Dr. Shekarau Angyu Masa-ibi Kuvyon II. Aku Uka of Wukari, Chairman Council of Traditional Rulers, Taraba State

5) His Royal Majesty Dandeson Douglas Jaja, The Amanyanabo of Opobo, River State Chairman Council of Traditional Rulers

6) Prince Justice Jadesola Faloye – CEO Adulawo Media Nigeria

7) Dr Ifeanyichukwu Chukwutem Ochonogor, CEO Eterra Technologies Nigeria Ltd


1) Rosemary Giwa-Amu, Solicitor and Foundation Secretary

2) Professor Sophia Abosede Oluwole, Emeritus Professor, African Philosophy

3) Professor Obasi Igwe, Political Science Department, University of Nigeria Nsukka

4) Dr. Shishi Zhema, Senior Lecturer Department of History and Diplomatic Studies, Federal University Wukari.

5) Chris Oghenevwierhe Sodje
Head, Research and Documentation,
National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO), Akure

6) Femi Aderibigbe CEO Virtual Media Network (Orisun TV, Nigerzie, Prime, Ten etc)

7) Harry Olanrewaju Tejuoso, CEO Olade Archquest Nigeria Ltd,

8) Adebusola Adegelu, Standard Chartered bank

9) Olusegun Ayo-Adebanjo, Chairman Starsight Power Utility Limited