iSERVE2050 – Leadership. Advocacy. Volunteerism. Sustainable Communities.

Leadership ◙ Advocacy ◙ Sustainable Communities ◙ Volunteerism

“Every generation must recognize and embrace the task it is peculiarly designed by history and by providence to perform.”

– Chinua Achebe

[There Was a Country: A Personal History of Biafra, 2012].

Are You Ready, Able and Willing to SERVE?

iSERVE2050  →  iGWEBUIKE! South East Renaissance Volunteer Experience
[An Experiential Leadership Training and Advocacy Platform]

Re·​nais·​sance|\ˌre-nə-ˈsän(t)s; a movement or period of vigorous artistic and intellectual activity – [A REBIRTH, REVIVAL, AWAKENING, RENEWAL]


An African Success Story!

An integrated, borderless Ala-Igbo that is advanced economically, technologically, educationally, and fair to all, irrespective of gender, disability, economic and social strata; retaining and attracting outstanding Ndi-Igbo and citizens from Nigeria, Africa and the rest of the world.


Empowering ONE Million Youth as SERVANT-LEADERS to TRANSFORM ALA-IGBO, one sustainable community at a time (A Nation of Leaders).


“The trouble with Nigeria is simply a failure of leadership…The Nigerian problem is the unwillingness or inability of its leaders to rise to the responsibility, to the challenge of personal example which are the hallmarks of true leadership.” – Chinua Achebe

According to the UN, in the next 3 decades, the population of Nigeria will double, making us the third most populous nation by 2050. Nigeria, like many Nations in Africa, is plagued by challenges such as corruption, nepotism, incompetence, weak institutions, etc., and has a dearth of visionary political leadership. This has led to its inability to unlock and harness its vast human and natural resource.

iSERVE2050 is a Transformational and Experiential Leadership Training Platform, focused primarily on narrowing the leadership gap, in an organic and sustainable approach; fusing our traditional distributed, diffused, egalitarian leadership model, and contemporary ethos of democracy.

We believe that it is time to build a Nation anchored on Human Capital Development; by intentionally mentoring and building capacity of a new generation of ethical, exemplary, competent, creative, visionary, transformational and innovative thought leaders.

“It takes a village to raise a child.” – An African Proverb

An investment in human capital development, via quality, inclusive, equitable, affordable, accessible, relatable, adaptive, outcome -& character-based EDUCATION (Formal and Informal). Also incorporating STEM, pre-existing comparative advantages, strengths, and indigenous knowledge in – imu ahia business incubation model; Soft Power – Liberal Arts & Humanities, Sports, Entertainment, Literary Arts; Igbo core VALUES (spirit of unity, community, enterprise, adventure, global, creativity, inclusivity, equity, and innovation).

Thus, an iSERVE2050 Servant-Leader embodies these ethos: #OfuObi #iGWEBUIKE #NwanyiBuIfe #IgbaMbo #OluAka #ImuAhia #Akon’Uche, #OnyeAghanaNwanneya, #Njem #Nzuko #Nkuzi #Mmuta).

“You must not wait to be elected into office, before you begin to serve. Begin to serve every where you are; in the home, community, school, university, work, hospital, church, market, society, nation and among many other places.”
―Lailah Gifty Akita

#Poetry4ChangeAfrica | iSERVE2050 Creativity Prize, administered by Crater Library & Publishers

About iSERVE2050 Creativity Quarterly Prize (September – December, 2022 Edition).

Democracy is recognized and accepted to be the most civilized form of government because it is based on certain principles and values. Since Nigeria achieved its independence, its democracy has gone through interruptions and challenges. This has had a profound impact on the quality of leadership and followership.

Democratic principles can only be sustained if the citizens are aware of citizenship values and espouse them. Citizens have the power, influence, and responsibility to make decisions that affect them most especially when electing public officers. However, we can only achieve this when we make a deliberate effort to own governance and contribute to it. This we can attain if we understand, accept, and promote citizen and cultural values that inspire social change that is sustainable, judicious, and transparent.

This need for awareness raising and sensitization on citizen and cultural values has been recognized and it has inspired the creation of the iSERVE2050 Creativity Prize, in partnership with Poetry4ChangeAfrica and Crater Library & Publishers.

Aims and Objectives

The main objective of the competition is to conscientize Nigerian/African youths on important citizenship and leadership values, rights, and responsibilities through creativity.

The Specific Objectives Include:

  • Educating masses on citizenship and cultural values crucial to individual, community and national progress.
  • Increase civic participation in politics and governance.
  • Increase visibility of creators and their works.
  • Encourage and support creativity.

About the Prize

The competition, although social media based, is broken down into two phases to enable creators to increase visibility of their work, promote citizen and cultural value via content creation and hashtag.

Categories of Prizes

The prize is divided into three categories. They are:

(1) Digital Art

(2) Prose (Creative Non-Fiction) and/or Poetry

(3) Video: Spoken Word and Monologue

Duration and Frequency of Prize Events

The contests for the iSERVE2050 Creativity Prize will take place quarterly.


The theme for the competition will be decided annually with quarterly sub-themes for each prize.


The competition is only open to Nigerians who are at least 18 years old, resident in Nigeria, and who possess a Nigerian Permanent Voters Card.


The winning entry in each category will receive a cash prize of N50,000. While the 1st runner up and 2nd runner up of each categories gets N30,000 and N20,000 respectively. The winners shall be announced at a prize giving ceremony held virtually.


The intellectual property rights of the creator reside with the creator. However, by participating in this competition, creators

grant iServe2050 the right to post, advertise, and publish their entries on social media platforms.


The entries will be submitted in any of the following languages: English, Igbo, and Pidgin English. Videos recorded in Igbo and pidgin will have subtitles

Prize Administrator: Crater Library & Publishers

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