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It’s time to elevate travel out of the ordinary. Travel to the farthest reaches of Nigeria. Authentically explore Nigeria from its prominent cities to its bustling villages, from vast beaches to ancient caves and everything in between. We utilize our inside knowledge to craft experiences that push beyond the boundaries of your imagination while surpassing your wildest expectations.
After 15+ years, Vladymir Frederique, a Haitian native, and longtime Brooklyn, New York resident, made the life-altering decision to retire from a lucrative career in Property and Casualty Insurance to follow his true passion of restaurant ownership. As a successful restaurateur, Frederique, launched iNine Bistro, the notable Harlem bistro Hexagon Lounge, and Konnichiwa Sushi, the newest jewel to his diverse restaurant portfolio.
It was his love for people that persuaded him to create Strong Movement Incorporated, a nonprofit that stands on the front line in the fight against diabetes by way of education, exercise, and both a sustainable and healthy diet. With a known passion for music and hospitality, Frederique leaned into his innate musical talent and industry relationships and parlayed those qualities into a successful career as a wedding host and professional Disc Jockey.
With a cornucopia of accomplishments and a limitless approach toward success, Frederique continues to build upon his mantra of strong principles through established actions that lead to destined deeds.
Chief Dr. Okechukwu Samuel “Eche” Echezona (Okwesilieze na Ogidi Kingdom) a highly decorated and world-renowned Nigerian American Emergency Medicine Physician and member of the Fellow of Academic Emergency Physicians, is a diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine and an Attending Physician at Queens Hospital Center Emergency Department as well as an assistant Professor at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York.
In 2021 Chief Dr. Echezona founded Return to Kingdom, an all-inclusive, culturally curated luxury travel experience in Nigeria. Return To Kingdom strives to reconnect African Americans, and other people of African descent throughout the diaspora, to their rightful roots within Africa by way of Nigeria. While heightening their sense of ownership, and self-awareness of their rightful place within Africa, Return To Kingdom aims to increase African-American ownership of land, businesses and overall residency within Africa.
Having already accomplished so much, and with a heart for, and of, the people, Chief Dr. Echezona has only just begun to realize his goals and more importantly his global impact by way of his philanthropical, cultural and medical contributions.
Guarionex Marte Jr is a Trooper with the New York State Police and has served for well over six years in New York.
Guarionex, a native of the Bronx was a cadet with the Washington Greys Cadet Corp where he rose to the rank of 2nd Lieutenant at the Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx while in high school. He attended Hofstra University as an undergraduate student and majored in Speech Communications and Rhetorical Studies with a minor in Marketing. Upon graduating from Hofstra University in 2001 he began his career as a licensed insurance broker and business owner. In 2010 Guarionex pursued a career in Medicine as a post baccalaureate student at City University of New York Medgar Evers College as a Biology Major when he answered the call of law enforcement in 2014.
Guarionex currently co-owns two businesses in the Bronx New York – Sock Monster Laundromat and famed eatery i9 Bistro. Serving the community, in various capacities, has always been a passion of Guarionex, and is evident in STRONG MOVEMENT, an urban community-based organization that he cofounded which emphasizes the importance of Diabetes awareness while also promoting physical fitness.
In 2015 Guarionex was initiated into the illustrious Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated. He is the father of two sons and currently resides with his family in Westchester, New York
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