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Meet Captain Smart & Stella Emeka-Okoli At Lively Stones Hangouts December 2022 Edition


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Meet Captain Smart & Stella Emeka-Okoli At Lively Stones Hangouts December 2022 Edition

Meet Our Speakers At The December 2022 Edition Of Lively Stones Hangout!

We are excited to announce our speakers and host for the December 2022 hangouts. They are:

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  1. Captain Smart Uzoechi 

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Smart Uzoechi, popularly known as Captain Smart

Smart Uzoechi, popularly known as Captain Smart is presently the Deputy Head of Programmes and Senior OAP (On-Air-Personality) at Inspiration 92.3FM Lagos.  Captain Smart is on the busy Drive Time Show on Inspiration FM, from 5pm to 8pm every week day and is the anchor of many flagship shows such as the trending Sharing Life Issues that airs every week day at from 7pm to 8pm, Alpha Club – an all-male show that airs every Monday from 5pm to 6pm and also the Sunday Morning Show – Sunday Praise Jam.

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Captain Smart’s broadcasting competence extends to politics as he also co-anchors the Station’s premiere political programme – All Out Politics every week day from 6:20pm.

Prior to his arrival at Inspiration FM, Captain Smart worked at Family Love 97.7FM, Port Harcourt as Head of Station.  While at Family Love FM, he worked as news anchor and the producer/host of many programmes in Sports, Oil & Gas, Business, Politics and Religion amongst which is Morning Flight – a devotional which he created that took the entire city by storm.

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Captain Smart passed through the famous Yaba College of Technology where he obtained an OND in Business Administration. He is also a graduate of Business Management from the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, now Rivers State University. He also holds a Diploma in Data Processing.

An accomplished banker, Smart has worked with a few Money Deposit Banks around the country.  He began his banking career in 1998 with the then International Merchant Bank PLC (IMB), in Victoria Island, Lagos.

He rose through the ranks from an Under-Secretary in the Office of the Managing Director/CEO to an Information Technology Officer in the Information Technology Department, and was later moved to Port Harcourt branch of the bank as the pioneer Systems Administrator in year 2000, after over 6 months expatriate training, to oversee the smooth transition of the bank branch to the Y2K compliance applications, precisely FLEXCUBE.

He enjoyed working through many departments in the bank as he had stints in IT, Treasury and Operations, leaving the services of the bank in 2007 as Funds Transfer/Clearing Officer from FinBank PLC, Azikiwe Road Branch (now FCMB).

Smart went ahead to explore the fledgling Micro-finance industry by managing 3 of those banks in Rivers State.

He is a CBN and NDIC certified Microfinance Banker.  Being among the first set to be certified by the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, CIBN.

As soon as multi-talented Captain Smart left the banking industry he followed his passion in the broadcast-media industry, established and has been running a Media and Events Company – AnnieSmart Media since 2011.  AnnieSmart Media is a full multi-media outfit that packages events for private and corporate individuals.

Versatile Captain Smart is a Corporate/Social Events Compere, Counselor, motivational speaker, teacher of the Word and mentor to many successful men and women around the world.  He is married to serial Entrepreneur Annie Smart.  The marriage is blessed with a beautiful daughter – Callista.

facebook: Captain Smart  ||  Instagram: @captainsmart007  || twitter: @smartex007

2. Stella Emeka-Okoli

Meet Captain Smart & Stella Emeka-Okoli At Lively Stones Hangouts December 2022 Edition

Stella Emeka-Okoli became a mental health advocate following a personal traumatic experience that has turned her entire life around. Armed with over two decades of experience in Social Performance, Communications and Partnership Development, she also has a B.Sc in Mass Communication and a M.Sc in Sustainable Development from University College London.

She has concluded 5 foundation courses in Positive Psychology with University of Pennsylvania, a course in Applied Neuroscience and Brain Work with Dr Sarah McKay at the Neuroscience Academy, Australia and trained as aTrauma Informed Care Professional with Professor Akin Merino’s Jars Institute in California.

In her spare time, she is researching and helping mothers with special ability children re- discover themselves and live a fulfilled life in the midst of life’s extraordinary circumstances.

She runs a free monthly Webinar reDiscoveringU.

Stella is a Rotarian, member of IAIA and WIMBIZ.

She supports different causes around cerebral palsy, widows and women in difficult circumstances.

Stella is a mother to 3 extraordinary teenagers.

3. Also, we are excited to introduce our host, who is the founder of Lively Stones:

Jzhane Samuels

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Mrs Jzhane Samuels –Founder & Psychologist, Lively Stones Relationship Blog



Jzhane is a Human Resources Practitioner with over 15 years experience in Human Resources Management practice, a Psychologist, marriage & relationship Counselor. She is also the founder of Nigeria’s foremost marriage & relationship blog: Lively Stones where she shares her passion to re-write the narrative on healthy relationship/marriages, assisting many to live successful lives as they navigate their mental health.

The platform Lively Stones  provides emotional support and advise on relationship-based challenges. Jzhane is married with children.

Date: Saturday Dec 3rd, 2022
Time: 2pm to 5pm
Venue: Esporta Suits & Gardens. 8b CMD Road, Magodo, Opposite Second Coming Gas Station.



This is a free event but participants must be registered on the blog.

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