|Executive Committee - lawrence okey ugwu|
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Lawrence Okey Ugwu is a phenomenon of immense impact on others. It is hard to enumerate all the artistic and professional functions he has assumed over the years. Undoubtedly, he is one of the very few persons who have proved that it is possible to be both an artist and a government official.
First of all, Larry Okey Ugwu is a full-fledged artist who has won many competitions. He has acted in numerous TV series as well as films and theatre performances (in “Hair” and “Midsummer Night's Dream” among others). He has co-operated with such renowned musicians as Zbigniew Namysłowski, Leszek Możdżer, Tymon Tymański, Smolik, Robert Brylewski and Przemysław Dyakowski. In 2005,together with his band Ikenga Drummers, he released the album entitled “Mirror”. He is also preparing new material with his bands Biafra, Ikenga Drummers and Dreadless Lions. He is equally a dance instructor who has raised some very good dancers in the country.
Currently, Larry is the director of the Baltic Sea Cultural Centre in Gdańsk (since 2004), and the founder of Pomeranian Association for Integration of Arts and Culture “One World” in Sopot (since 2000). He is a culture activist who promotes not only African culture but art and culture from all over the world. Thanks to Larry Gdańsk, Sopot and Gdynia have been culturally enriched – both by his contribution to culture being more diverse and by his advocating for tolerance and understanding of other cultures and people. Larry is a lawyer by profession and acquires a post graduate diploma in culture consultancy.
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