Chike Akua has been called “an educational revolutionary” and is recognized as a leading authority on culturally relevant educational materials and instructional approaches. He has lectured and given keynote addresses at a number of colleges, universities and educational conferences around the country including the National Education Association (NEA), Minnesota State University’s annual Pan-African Student Leadership Conference, and Tuskegee University’s annual Biomedical Symposium.
He is a 1992 graduate of Hampton University and a 2003 graduate of Clark Atlanta University. Selected as one of Ebony magazine’s “50 Leaders of Tomorrow,” Akua is a former “Teacher of the Year” and has facilitated workshops for the Tavis Smiley Foundation’s annual “Youth 2 Leaders” Conference. In addition, Mr. Akua has assisted in leading over 800 youth and adults on study tours to Egypt and Ghana through the African Genesis’ Teen Summit 1000 program.
He has authored and produced several books and DVDs including:
- The African Origins Of Writing & Mathematics (DVD)
- African Sacred Science & Civilization (DVD)
- The Miracle of the Maafa (DVD)
- The African Origins of Our Faith (Book & DVD)
- Reading Revolution (book)
As a prolific author and dynamic speaker and trainer, Mr. Akua keeps a demanding schedule traveling nationally and internationally presenting at K-12 schools, colleges, universities and conferences
Anika Daniels-Osaze also known as Nfr-Ka Ma’at has studied Ancient Egypt for over 15 years, focusing primarily on the areas of language (Medu Neter), spirituality, ancient medicine, and the concept of balance and feminine energy. Anika has served as a mentor for several youth programs since 2003 after participating as a group leader from 2000-2002. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at Cornell University in Linguistics and Cognitive Studies with a concentration in African Languages. Anika also earned her Master of Arts degree at New York University in Higher Education Administration and currently counsels and recruits students who are pursuing their Doctorate of Medicine (MD).
She has worked in the field of Higher Education Administration for over 13 years and served as the Northeast Regional Director of the National Association of Medical Minority Educators (NAMME) overseeing regional activities for 14 states from 2007-2009. Anika serves as a mentor for several youth programs. She is active in her college alumni association serving as the Treasurer of the Cornell Black Alumni Association (CBAA) and a volunteer for both the Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network (CAAAN) and the Cornell Alumni Student Mentoring Program (CASMP).
Anika became interested in the study of Ancient Kemet while taking classes at Cornell in the ancient language (Medu Neter) and from her readings of Ra Un Nefer Amen, founder of the Ausar Auset Society. In 1998, she was initiated into a Kemetic order, Smai Tawi through the Shrine of Ptah, by Chief Priest Heru Ankh Ra Semahj Se Ptah and also serves as his apprentice at Studio of Ptah Jewelers in Manhattan. She is currently working on her course of study in order to become a Kemetic Priestess. Anika and her husband, Jabari Osaze (Djeden Ma’at Aten-Ra) have co-founded the Center for the Restoration of Ma’at, an institution devoted to the application of the Ancient African ethical paradigm (known as Ma’at) in our daily lives. She lives in Harlem, New York.
Jabari Osaze (DjedenMa’at Aten-Ra) has studied Ancient Egypt for over 20 years, focusing primarily on the areas of philosophy, esoteric symbols and sacred science. Brother Osaze has led study groups in Egypt since 2002 and tours of the world-renowned Egyptian collections of New York’s Brooklyn Museum and Metropolitan Museum of Art.
While completing his Bachelor of Science degree at Cornell University, Brother Osaze’s studies led him to the monumental works of Ra Un Nefer Amen and R.A. Schwaller de Lubicz. He began focusing on the practice of the Ancient Egyptian (Kemetic) ideal. In 1998, he was initiated into a Kemetic order, the Shrine of Ptah, by Chief Priest Heru Ankh Ra Semahj Se Ptah. Brother Osaze has continued his study with the Shrine of Ptah.
In 2005, he was initiated into the order of Sacred Kingmen of the Shrine of Ptah. He received the coronation name Heru DjedenMa’at Aten Ra. He is currently completing his course of study in order to become a Kemetic Priest. Mr. Osaze is a doctoral candidate at the University of Metaphysical Sciences. He and his wife Anika Daniels- Osaze have co-founded the Center for the Restoration of Ma’at; an institution devoted to the application of the Ancient African ethical paradigm in our daily lives. He lectures on a wide variety of historical and motivational topics. He lives in Harlem.