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African Joe

Prince Joe Eweka, PMP. (a.k.a “African Joe” in the Music Industry) is a member of the extended Royal Family of the Edo Kingdom (ancient Benin Empire). He is a Nigerian-American currently living in Virginia, U.S.A. Born in Benin City, Nigeria, Joe was a writer for the national TV network, the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) from 1980 to late 1980s. He immigrated to the United States in late 1980s, and he lived in New York City until 1996 before relocating to Virginia.

Prince Joe Eweka is referred to by people who know him very well as a results-oriented thinker, legal professional, Security Management Specialist, Real Estate professional, and a Project Management Professional (PMP), with proven initiative, trustworthiness, great integrity, resourcefulness, and analytical and decision making abilities. Joe is an expert at negotiating contracts to his clients’ satisfaction, as well as in organizing and coordinating efforts and multiple projects toward achievement of desired objectives and deliverables. Some people characterize him as a highly energetic and goal-oriented professional with excellent human relations skills, and an unsurpassed ability to identify and analyze complex issues, and to implement timely resolutions.

Joe’s past and current memberships in professional organizations include: Project Management Institute (PMI); National Authors Registry; American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers; American Criminal Justice Association; Professional Investigators & Security Association; Association of Certified Fraud Examiners; International Society of Poets; National Association of Investigative Specialists; and many others.

Joe was amongst the top 1% of all students in American Universities and Colleges. He obtained his Bachelor of Science & Master of Arts degrees in Criminal Justice and Law (both with Summa Cum Laude) from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York (CUNY), and his specialization was in Criminal Law and Procedure. Furthermore, he also attended Walden University for his Ph.D. program. Moreover, he has other Diplomas in Legal Studies, and he attended another Master's Degree program in Management Information Systems at Strayer University. He possesses other diplomas, certifications, and licenses in the Real Estate, Project Management, Investigations, Security, Behavior Management, Legal Compliance, etc.

Joe’s scholastic, leadership, and professional awards and honors include the following: Student of the Year Scholarship Award; AFRICADEMICS Highest Award; Thematic Studies Honors Program Award; National Dean’s List Awards; John Jay College of Criminal Justice Dean’s List Awards; Who’s Who Amongst Students In American Universities & Colleges; Belle Zeller Scholarship Hon. Mention; Business of the Week Award; International Poet of Merit & Poet of Merit Medallion Awards by the International Society of Poets; CUNY Citywide Outstanding Leadership Award; Most Disciplined, Most Punctual, & Most Regular Actor of the Year by the Nigerian Television Authority; Distinguished Service Award; Outstanding Service Award; Leadership Excellence Award by the Judicial Board of John Jay College of Criminal Justice; etc.

Areas of Joe’s expertise encompass, but are not limited to the following: Strategic Business Development, Human Services, Criminal Justice and Law, Social Policy Analysis, Research, Leadership Styles, Investigations, Security, Corrections Management, Music Production, Public Speaking in multiple Languages (domestic and international), Poetry, Volunteerism, and Project Management.

Joe’s songs are mostly sociological in nature. They are based on his real life experiences and his strong sense of justice. For example, despite his numerous outstanding qualifications, he was repeatedly rejected for employment within his professions, apparently because of his color and/or nationality, or strong accent. He detests corruption, violence, terrorism in any form, hypocrisy, oppression of the poor and defenseless, and any kind of injustice and police brutality. As a former law enforcement officer, he knows that most police officers are great and highly skilled professionals. He has also written about love, religion, life, humor, and hope for the future.

Determined not to be a burden on society, he established a limousine business in 1991 (after he had an on-the-job accident)in New York City. The company later became “the best” in a tightly competitive environment in Virginia. Unfortunately, he was illegally forced out of business in 2001 by York County local government, who conspired with Joe’s competitor. Joe was also assaulted by a New York City police officer in 1995 when he went to the police precinct for help. Besides, he was a victim of the notorious racial profiling on the New Jersey Turnpike by the New Jersey State Police in 1998. And he was unjustly and unfairly prosecuted by the Federal Government without being read his Miranda Rights in 2004, for a crime he did not commit. These unfortunate events have had negative effects not only on Joe himself, but also on his daughter, who contributed to his first released music album in 2001. Another album was produced in 2009 but never release. Nevertheless, six more albums were produced in the last few years and released in 2019. All African Joe’s songs are educational, historical, socio-philosophical, and based on real-life stories; which are presented in entertainment form.

Despite the seemingly satirical nature of some of African Joe's songs, they are all intended to promote human rights, equality, justice, racial unity and harmony, and the utopian concept of World Citizenship. Although he has been repeatedly victimized by the institutionalized racism within the American society and culture, Joe is forgiving and strongly believes that many white people and law-enforcement officers are good-natured. Examples include the many law enforcement officers whom he has either worked with in the past, or are formerly or currently his friends; and as evidenced by his white friends/brothers, acquaintances, colleagues, fellow scholars, and clients. However, he also knows that America is deeply rooted in racism, and he strongly believes that until the arrival of God’s Kingdom (according to Daniel 2:44; Matthew 6:9-11; and Revelation 21:3-5), there will be no “True Peace” and “real “Justice” in America and the rest of the World.

Some of Joe’s songs that specifically address such issues include: Mighty Babylon; Africanism; Blacks & Whites Unite; Divine Embezzlement; Why? Is It The Color Of My Skin?; Apartheid; All We Need Is Liberty; Stealing In The Name Of The Lord; Lament; Jealous; Victim of Circumstance; I’m Feeling Ghetto Fabulous; War In No Man's Land; Religious Robbery; Love; Midday Darkness; Beauty In Diversity; My Heart Is In Inferno; Utopia; This World Is Not Mine; Rock My World; Now You Know…What I Know; World Peace; Love To Have My Blackness Back; Sun Rays; When Will You Come To My Rescue?; Posthumous Fame; New York; Kindness; We Are Inmates; African Identity; Unforgiving Society; and some others he has written since the early 1980s. Most of Joe Eweka’s songs were first written as poems. For more information and details of his poems, songs, and plays, please read one of his books entitled, “This Star Is An African: Reflections From The Land Of Alkebula.” (Available online and in bookstores and libraries near you.)

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