December 18, 2019

A Profile of David Francis 

David Francis is a research consultant, a professional editor, a lecturer, a musician, a scriptwriter, a registered car dealer @dahelcarservices, Abuja, a philosopher, a performance poet, and a Nigerian writer.

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As a research consultant, his clients are found in many regions of the world. He has consulted for students with long essays, ghostwritten articles, projects, assignments and term papers for clients in Nigeria, Kenya, the United Kingdom, and America. While a teacher, he taught literature in English language, History, English language, Civic Education and the arts. As a writer, his works and poems have been published in “The Plateau State University (PLASU) Journal,” Plateau State, “The Periscope Magazine,” Abuja, “The Seeker’s Delight Magazine,” Kaduna, “Community Voice Magazine,” Ogun State, as well as in elsieisyblog, rayofthought, bismarkcave, naijapeek, Medium, his blog, www.reasonchapel.com, and in other places.

David Francis is an expert in personality assessment and human development. He had an enneagram workshop for the National Youth Service Corp members, St Mulumba, wetheral road, Imo State, and St Anthony’s, Iraokhoar, Edo State. He was a presenter at the St Augustine Major Seminary, Jos, Plateau State, with topics addressing the Fulani herdsmen crisis, and the crisis of African identity. He was a presenter at the Human Rights Day, Kafanchan, Kaduna State, which saw students, academics, invited guests, some members of the Human Rights Writer’s Association of Nigeria, and some police officers in attendance.  He was also the moderator, 300 level philosophy students’ debate in Albertine Institute, Fayit-fadan Kagoma, Kaduna State. David is an author in the ‘Ray of Thought’ platform (www.rayofthought.com), the Vice-President of the Anti-Suicide Global Initiative, Abuja, Nigeria, a writer and editor at YouTV media, the Editor-in-Chief of Sapientia African Leadership Foundation, Spinnestre, Germany, and the African Home Reintegration, Hanover, Germany.

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David Francis E.

 

David Francis who believes in documenting stories have had a lot of interview sections with some CEOs, Founders of start-ups in Nigeria, and beyond. He had interviewed David Otunde, the Founder of the Holy Family Society, in Abuja, courtesy of the Periscope magazine; Folakemi Jolaoso, Founder of Impact Nutrition Africa, Anja Ringgren Loven, Founder of Land of Hope Dinnodhjaelp/acaedf Children Center, Sandy Walker of Australia, and the Blessed Children’s Hope Foundation, Kenya, for ‘Ray of Thought’ and the Southern Kaduna Crisis documentary, among others.

As a performance poet, he has performed a couple of pieces at Ozidu House, Maitama, Abuja, at Eke Memorial Schools, Nassarawa State, at the Poetry Hangout with Anastasia (sponsored by the Abuja City Tourist), Wuse, Abuja, at the International Suicide Prevention Day, the Veritas University, Abuja, at Café chocolat, Abuja, at Charly’s Hotels and bars, Nassarawa State, at Nigeria’s foremost Unsung Heroes Award and Entrepreneurship conference, Radio House, Garki, Abuja, and in other places. David Francis is also the Founder of “The Expressionist Movement” – a growing movement that sponsors students to grow in their love for the arts.

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David Francis E.

 

Since her inception, “The Expressionist” movement has sponsored a few performance poetry competitions, including the first-ever poetry competition and spelling bee at the University of Abuja, and the Spoken Word competition at Sarah Eke Memorial schools, Nassarawa State. Music is one of David’s opium. He is a trained pianist and violinist with teachers and instructors from the Masters Music Academy Calabar, and the Hope Waddell Society of Music, Calabar. He played on stage as a member of the “De Avon Chorale,” orchestra, and sang with a few other groups including “The Paradise Chorale,” Calabar, and the NAMISEM choir, Abuja. He is the author of an unpublished collection of songs titled “Music For the Soul,” which received a lot of reviews from choristers and musicians like Dr Tobe Nnamdi, and Godwin Akpowho MSP. David worked with the Temple Master TV, Nassarawa State, as a Scriptwriter and Assistant Director. He wrote ad scripts for the Sapientia African Leadership Foundation, Germany, as well as the youth group at Iroakhoar, Edo State.

David Francis is passionate about empowering young people to be financially independent, and to think as global citizens. He was a guest speaker at the ‘Ray of Thought’ maiden conference, the University of Uyo, Nigeria. His paper was titled “Connections between the Suicide Crisis and Education.” At the conference was present the keynote speaker Prof Israel Okon of the department of English Language, the University of Uyo, Bassey Antia, as well as other academics like Francis Ekpenyong, paramount ruler of Okobo, Akwa Ibom State. David Francis was present at the Decipher Solution resume writing workshop, Wuse, Abuja. He was a guest/resource person at the Genius Genii International, with over 400 young people administrated by Sandy Walker from Australia. He was present at the International Leadership Summit organized by the University of Bradford, Yorkshire, UK, courtesy of Inbuilt. He participated at the Inspire Youth Leadership programme, at the University of Lagos, which saw in attendance, founders of NGOs, actors, and CEOs of top executive companies in and out of Nigeria, including N. Ofili of Okadabooks, Kunle Afolayan of Golden Pictures, and Joy Isi Bewaji of Happenings Radio.

Additionally, he received lots of trainings including: Certificate in Helpdesk/Data Publishing, Microsoft Nigeria, Certificate in Computer Programming from the Hardcastle Institute, Calabar, Certificate in the English Language grammar and phonetics from the King Ifey Academy (Distinction), Port Harcourt, Certificate of Participation in Ebook Creation/Content Creation from Citadel of Life, a Certificate of Participation, National Theology Seminar on Same-Sex Union, Department of Pastoral affairs/ethics unit, DRACC, Abuja, and a Certificate of Participation, Google Digital Skills for Africa, courtesy Konverge Media, among others.

 

David has also been trained by top Nigerian writers, poets & entrepreneurs like Dike Chukwumerijie, Bash Amuneni, Sueddie Agema, Samson Kukogho, Shittu Fowora, Jonathan Damilola, Emeka Nobis, Emily Wale-Koya, Dami Ayayi, etc, as well as James Cummings of the Daily Posts, United Kingdom, M. Marylee, Shannon authors, Dorie Clark, and Dave Schools. He tweets @Davidfrancisef and take the following courses as lecturer and principal instructor at the I-Strac Digital Resource Center, Gudu, Abuja: e-book creation/online publishing, business writing, professional/master editing, research consultancy, content writing and copy-writing.

David believes in the human capacity to think beyond boundaries. His only philosophy of life is that there is no philosophy that is as important as eatingfufu with a touch of heavy, yet deliciousafang soup with a virgin Universe dancing inside it. After all, life is whatever we make of it!

 

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