Echoes Of Mercy And Hope Foundation
Eme Akenzua
World Class Milliner and Hat Designer

A seasoned entrepreneur with over 2 decades of practical business experience in the UK and Nigeria. She graduated from the University of Ibadan with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History.

Founder of the renowned upscale millinery business John 3V3 Hats in 1991, Eme successfully grew the company from cottage industry to a thriving manufacturing and retail outfit. Her business activities span over several countries including UK, France, Italy,USA, Hong Kong, the Phillippines, Ghana, Dubai and south Africa where she has participated in exhibitions and trade fairs and featured several international media including BBC,CNN and at least 15 international magazines.

She also founded the John 3V3 School of fashion and etiquette which is the 1st World class fashion school in Nigeria offering a comprehensive program in various aspects of fashion education, training, research and consultancy. The school offers world class standard locally, world class facilitators who have had experience in the local and international fashion industries.
The tools of hardwork, dedication, perseverance and integrity are valued by Eme and have played no little part in her success story.

An avid supporter and advocate of the under privileged child, she considers herself privileged to be one of the founding members of the Heritage Homes Orphanage where she has served as its managing trustee and project co-ordinator since inception in 2004.

She also finds fulfilment in assisting young entrepreneurs and counselling childless couples and often accepts invitation to talk with people in these two categories.
Eme is married with a child.