Country Ambassador to the UNCCD Forum of Arts and Culture (UNFAC) and Former Special Advisor the Nigerian President, Professor Catherine Acholonu was in December 2009 crowned Ada Igbo Ji Eje Mba at Igbo Ukwu, the Homebase of Igbo Civilization, by His Royal Majesty Eze Martin Eze. The event was witnessed by the Igbo Ukwu body of Chiefs, Ndi Nze na ozo, the entire community and UNFAC.
Acholonu was being recognized for her ground-breaking research and publications on the African origin of culture and civilization. Her (three volumes) ground-breaking releases The Gram Code of African Adam (Reconstructing 450,000 Years of Africa's Lost Civilizations); They Lived Before Adam (Pre-Historic Origins of the Igbo - The Never Been Ruled) and The Lost Testament of the Ancestors of Adam (soon to be released) are taking the world by storm and rewriting history as we know it.
She won the Philis Wheately and Flora Nwapa Awards at the Harlem Book Fair (Schomburg Center), New York in 2009.
Professor Catherine Acholonu is now on the running for the Nobel Prize for Literature.
The management and staff of the United Nations Forum of Arts an Culture (UNFAC) congratulate our Country Ambassador for honours well deserved and wish her greater blessings in the years to come.