ON THE SPOTLIGHT: MEET MULTIPLE INTERNATIONAL AWARD-WINNING MEDICAL DOCTOR CUM AUTHOR

Dr. Kennedy Oberhiri Obohwemu is a man of many parts. He hails from Oteri in Ughelli North LGA of Delta State, Nigeria.


He is a pioneer medical graduate of Delta State University, Abraka. He was the valedictorian at the graduation ceremony.

A medical doctor with a major in public health, Dr. Kennedy is also a publisher, editor, novelist, playwright, poet, humanitarian, activist, motivational speaker, social commentator and blogger.



A writer of colour, Dr. Kennedy enjoys stories of love, adventure, mystery and suspense.
His internationally acclaimed novel TWISTED was published in the United States and won the 2015 Readers' Favourite Award within one year of its publication.


You can read the full review of the multiple award-winning suspense thriller here:

http://penkup.blogspot.com/2018/02/blockbuster-novel-by-nigerian-author.html

Read an excerpt of the blockbuster novel here:
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Apart from his Master of Public Health (MPH) degree obtained from the University of Roehampton, United Kingdom, Dr. Kennedy also has a postgraduate certificate in Leadership and Management in Health from the University of Washington, USA. In the literary front, he has a certificate in Fiction Writing from The Open University, United Kingdom, as well as a certificate in Script Writing from the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom. 

Dr. Kennedy bagged a State Merit Award for his outstanding performance during his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Year (2012/2013).

His medical postgraduate research titled, 'Perceptions of Sexual Behavior among Undergraduate Students in Lokoja, Nigeria' was published by the International Journal of Investigative Research & Development (IJIRD). Here's the link:

http://www.internationaljournalcorner.com/index.php/ijird_ojs/article/view/137096

Dr. Kennedy has experience across healthcare, civic leadership, policy formulation and legislative drafting, business and entrepreneurship, community development and youth empowerment.

He is a Fellow of the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI), a brainchild of former U. S. President Barack Obama.

He was selected among thousands of applicants from around the world to attend the 2017 Summer Youth Assembly at the United Nations Headquarters, New York City, USA.

He was also selected among hundreds of young leaders across the globe to attend the 2017 International Conference on Climate Change in Bellevue, Washington. The event was co-hosted by The Alliance for Climate Protection and The Climate Reality Project, a U.S. non-profit, public charity founded by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore.

He was the National President of the Federation of Catholic Medical & Dental Students (FECAMDS) during his undergraduate days. 

Dr. Kennedy served as the President of the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) in Federal Medical Center, Lokoja. He was also President of the Rotary Club of Lokoja Metro, District 9125. He was recently re-elected Chairman of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), Kogi State Chapter. 

He is currently the Founder, National President, Life Patron & Chairman of Board of Trustees of the Association of Nigerian Student Authors (ANSA).



Dr. Kennedy runs an NGO (PENKUP INT’L) which aims to help youths fulfil their lifelong potentials in areas of health, education, leadership & entrepreneurship.

He is a born leader, an uncanny talent, a refulgent adjudicator, a trusted administrator, an exotic breed, a man of first-class ideas, objective, creative, exquisite.

Dr. Kennedy has received multiple literary and humanitarian awards, in recognition of his unique writing skills, multi-talented streams and humanitarian gestures. They include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Featured Poem Award (2005)
2. Readers Favourite Award (2015)
3. NYSC/Kogi State Government Merit Award for Outstanding Performance & Excellent Services (2013).
Readers' Favourite Award (2015)
4. Award of Excellence by Rotaract Club of Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja (2016).
5. Symbol of Excellence Award by Federation of Catholic Medical & Dental Students (FECAMDS), Nigeria (2017)
6. 2016/2017 Alumnus of the Year Award by Federation of Catholic Medical & Dental Students (FECAMDS), Nigeria (2017)
7. Most Reputable Rotarian of the Year Award by Rotaract Club of Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja (2017)
8. Personality of the Year Award by Rotaract Club of Lokongoma Central, Lokoja (2017)
9. Exemplary Leadership Award by Rotaract Club of Federal University, Lokoja (2018)
10. Distinguished Humanitarian Service Award by Rotaract Club of Ankpa Central (2018)
11. Former U.S. President Barack Obama’s YALI Leadership Award (2018).
12. Online Personality of the Year Award by The Ideal Teens' Forum (TITFOR) (2018)
13. Distinguished Service Award by Rotaract Club of Ega Metro (2019)
14. Symbol of Excellence Award by Federation of Catholic Medical & Dental Students (FECAMDS), Nigeria (2019)

Dr. Kennedy has his beloved mother Perpetua to thank for the inspiration to write.

He plays football and enjoys music in his spare time.

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