Biography of A “Pro”
Ugochukwu Owen Ikedilo born on September 2nd 1982 to Mr. Erasmus Uche Ikedilo and Mrs. Florence Nkechi Ikedilo was one of six children ; Gerald, Adaobi, Adaora, Ojinika and a twin brother Okechukwu. He was born in UNTH Enugu state Nigeria though from Oba in Idemili LGA of Anambra state. Ugochukwu attended Ekulu primary School and Sucessfully completed 6 years of primary education and proceeded to Urban Boys secondary where he completed his first and second (JSS1 & JSS2) year before God blessed the family and moved them to United State of America in 1995.
Ugochukwu completed 8th grade at Kenmore Middle School in Central Avenue and proceeded to finish up at Central High School, capitol Heights, Maryland. While at Central High School, Ugochukwu was an outstanding student and he obtained his high school diploma in 2000. He then attended Prince Georges Community College where he obtained his pre-bachelors credit. In 2007, Ugochukwu obtained his Bachelor of Science in computer information system at Towson University, Baltimore County, Maryland. That same year, Ugochukwu developed interest in medicine and was accepted into a 6 year program at Poznan University of medical sciences in Poland.
Ugochukwu was multi-talented. Ugochukwu spoke his original language Igbo, English, Some French, some Polish and some Spanish. At age 24, Ugochukwu wrote his first book “Cosa Nostra” and published it in 2007. The book is currently being sold on Amazon.com, USA, Canada and India. Ugochukwu was unique in the sense that at his age, he was artistically inclined to write books and produce movies based on the stories written in his published book. Ugochukwu was creating his own website (“Matefolio.com/home.php”) to advertise and market his business to networks and to reach out to friends and those in need, all over the world. The website was still under construction and was to be completed by the end of this April 2010. Ugochukwu belonged to the Knight of Columbus. In Poland, Ugochukwu was involved in various activities. He taught English to Polish citizens including one of the ICU physicians that took care of him.
In August 2009, he proposed a wonderful toast at his older brother’s wedding where he kept everyone laughing. As an ambitious and pro-active student, he told his sister Adaora whose wedding is set for June 2010 that he might not be able to make it to her wedding because of his final exams but that he would do everything in his power to be there and if not he will send gifts. His classmates told us how he was working hard asking everyone to switch exam dates with him so he can go home early for the wedding. Ugochukwu did not know that he was being called home by his maker.
On Wednesday April 21st 2010, Ugochukwu was in the Collegium Anatomicum building at school in Poland where he attends classes when a terrible accident happened that left him on a respirator in the Trauma hospital in Poznan, Poland. Ugochukwu fought the battle to live but on April 27th at around 9:55am Polish time (4:55am American time), the Ikedilo family received the shocking news that their beloved son, brother, and friend’s heart has stopped beating after all the fervent prayers from the family, friends, Pastors, Priests, ministers in USA, Poland, London, Nigeria, and other places.
We love Ugochukwu deeply and would have given anything to have him back but we (the Ikedilos) are accepting the fact that God needed him now. He was loved by all that knew him and his friends and school mates said so many great things about him. Ugochukwu’s memory is etched deeply in our hearts. Ugochukwu was very religious. He was diligent in attending church services and reading his bible. He pulled some of his school mates to church with him even if the service was not in English. When asked by one of the students why he attended some of the church services when he doesn’t understand the language, his answer was “it doesn’t matter, it is the going that counts.” Bible study sessions were held in his room, and his favorite sayings were “Ishah Allah” and “as it is written so it shall be.” Ugochukwu “bywomiwo” (it’s been real in Polish)
May His Gentle Soul Rest in Perfect Peace. “The DON himself”.