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Tourism: Founder, Social Prefect Tours Chiamaka Obuekwe wins Africa Travel 100 Under 40 Award

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Africa Travel 100 under 40 award

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Social Prefect Tours, Chiamaka Obuekwe has been named as one of the Africa Travel 100 under 40 award winners by the organisers of Akwaaba Travel Market, West Africa’s largest travel expo and Atqnews.com.
Chiamaka Obuekwe, is a renowned tourism expert and tour operator based in Lagos, Nigeria.

Social Prefect Tours is a highly respected and acclaimed tour operating company in Nigeria, recognized for its exceptional services and achievements. The company specialize in organizing distinctive travel experiences; group tours, corporate retreats, team bonding activities, and holiday packages.

Additionally, Social Prefect Tours provides tour guide services within Africa, with a special focus on Nigeria, aiming to showcase the region’s captivating beauty. With a deep commitment to African tourism and fostering meaningful connections, Social Prefect Tours has been curating unforgettable experiences since 2015, catering to a delighted clientele of more than 8,000 enthusiastic individuals.

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As trailblazers in millennial group tourism within Nigeria, the company has established itself as a frontrunner in the industry.

Chiamaka is a graduate of International Relations from Covenant University Ota, Nigeria. She has been featured on several local and international media like CNN.
She has received several prestigious awards for her work in promoting tourism within Africa. As a thought leader in the tourism field, she has spoken on several platforms like TEDxUI, Nigerian Association of Tour Operators AGM summit, Akwaaba travel market and more.

Chiamaka Obuekwe has served as a Public Relations officer of the Nigerian Association of Tour Operators.

She is an exceptional travel enthusiast, deeply committed to revolutionizing the tourism landscape in Nigeria and Africa. Through her extensive exploration of numerous states within the country and over 12 countries in Africa, she has unveiled breathtaking tourist gems and wholeheartedly shared them with the world.

Her impactful contributions extend beyond exploration, as she has collaborated with
several tourism boards, airlines and governments to promote tourism in their states and countries like Bauchi state, Rwanda, South Africa and Mozambique.

Awards received –
-“ELOY” award for woman who inspires in tourism 2017
-“Her Network” Woman of the Year awards in the Hospitality category in 2017
-Africa’s top 100 women in tourism in 2017 by Africa Travel quarterly
-Top 100 Tour operators in Africa in 2018 by Akwaaba Travel market
-Social Prefect tours won Best Tour Operator at the Pyne Hospitality awards
-Top 30 Tourism and Hospitality Influencer 2020 by Pyne Hospitality awards
-Top 30 Women in Tourism Nigeria 2022 by Pyne Hospitality awards
-2018 and 2023 recipient of Nigeria’s 100 most inspiring women by Leading Ladies Africa

Media features
-CNN Inside Africa-inspiring-others-through social media
-Channels TV
-Ebony life TV
-Bellanaija – Nigeria’s Social Prefect! Chiamaka Obuekwe is our #BellaNaijaWCW this Week
-Bellanaija – #The25Series: In Conversation with Nigeria’s “Social Prefect” Chiamaka Obuekwe
-Guardian – ‘Awareness and education about local tourism within Nigeria is super low and quite disheartening’
-Arise news
-Yahoo news – instagram-Holidays Nigerians Travelling
-Silverbird TV – Social Perfect on the new wave of Nigerian tourists
-Punch – Nobody owes you anything — Chiamaka Obuekwe

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