Rita Ezenwa-Okoro is the Founder and Lead Visionary of Street Project Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that uses creative arts and performing arts tools to facilitate opportunities for youth employment, social mobilization and cross-cultural dialogue in

Nigeria. She is the Principal Communications Consultant of ROC Strategic Communications, a marketing communications company focused on providing world-class communication services to growing businesses and development organizations. She triples and quadruples as a business coach and digital marketing trainer with a bias for women-owned businesses.


Rita is a Mandela Washington Fellow of the Young African Leaders Intiative (YALI), a program of the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. She is also a global fellow of the prestigious International Society of the Performing Arts (ISPA) New York. Rita is the recipient of the Lagos State award of excellence in youth and social development, the Extraordinary Women Award in France, and Next Generation Leaders Award. She recently graduated from the East Side Institute, New York, USA where she studied Social Therapeutics.



Rita has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Creative Arts from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. A master’s degree in media and Communications from the School of Media and Communications, Pan-Atlantic University, Nigeria and a Certificate in Civic Leadership from Tulane University, New Orleans, USA. Recently, she wrote her first Op-Ed titled; Is a new world being created? An opinion piece that uses the analogy of a broken bottle to buttress her thoughts about the emergence of a new social construct due

to the COVID-19 Pandemic.