EJINDU, PRINCESS FIFI EKANEM , FIRST BLACK AFRICAN WOMAN TO GRADUATE WITH A B.ARCH.
She is featured in the 2018 edition of the Famous African Women Architects published by People Maven. Fifi, as she is popularly known, is one of the most celebrated Architects and businesswomen in Nigeria.
April 12, 2018
Princess Fifi, Educated at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, USA; Pratt Institute School of Architecture, New York, U.S.A; Queens College, Yaba, Lagos, Senior Staff Primary School, University of Ibadan, she is the Chairperson of StarCrest Group of Companies; CEO, Building Support Systems; Executive Director, Delmar Group of Companies, Principal Partner of StarCrest Associates, an Architectural Firm, 1995 till date. Fifi worked at a private firm, Grant Associates in New York, USA. She is the first black African woman to graduate with a B. Arch from the prestigious Pratt Institute School of Architecture, New York. She holds the title of Her Highness Obonganwan King James. Recipient, African Achievers African Arts and Fashion Lifetime Achievement award, 2013. Appearing on CNN’s African Voices in 2013.
Princess Fifi has been ranked as one of the African female pioneers in the fields of Architecture and Business. She has been inducted into the Global Women Leaders Hall of Fame – African Charter, as one of Africa’s top 20 Women of Influence in 2013. She has also received a commendation from the American state of Georgia House of Representatives for her achievements and has been awarded African Female Economic Champion 2013, She is also a winner of 2014 African Child Nobel Prize and has been named as one of the 2015 Top Twenty Inspirational Women by the African Diaspora Professional Women In Europe (ADIPWE) 2015.
Fifi is the President associated services, concerned with poverty eradication and bridging the gap for sustainable development and economic empowerment. She has continuously impacted society and now she has unveiled the Initiative for Social change, there is no doubt that her impact on society will hit an all time high.