by Seyi Lawal
Mfon Ekpo, entrepreneur, consultant and lawyer, has received a Golden Quill Award from the National Academy of Best-Selling Authors during the second Annual Best Seller’s Summit and Awards Gala.
Ms Ekpo, Founder of Premier Pioneers Network, who already achieved the impressive distinction of being the first African to co-author a book with global leadership expert, Brian Tracy, was recognised at the ceremony hosted by National Academy of Best-Selling Authors. The event took place from 20-21 October, 2011 at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, California.
Ms Ekpo was honoured for becoming a best seller of the book: ‘Pushing to the Front: Front Line Strategies From The World’s Leading Entrepreneurs.’ The book features top advice from leading entrepreneurs and marketing experts from across the globe. It offers proven business strategies to help people adapt and thrive in the new economy.
On the day of release, ‘Pushing to the Front’ reached best-seller status in three separate Amazon.com categories, making Ms Ekpo the first Nigerian to achieve this rate of bestselling sales on the first day of a book launch. The book reached number six in the Direct Marketing category, and was a top seller in both the Communications and Entrepreneurship categories.
Ms Ekpo also juggles multiple roles as a strategy consultant, professional negotiator and arbitrator, writer, speaker, singer and songwriter. She is the founder of Premier Pioneers Network, training people in the art of public speaking, writing, negotiation, ideas generation and implementation. She is currently the Director of Strategy at Red Media, a leading Media and Communications Development Company and trains young people.