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Monalisa Okojie is an Ishan Princess from Eguare, Irrua in Edo State. She was born in Lagos and attended the St Mary’s private school in Lagos, later attending the Federal Government Girls College, Calabar. She obtained her Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Ekpoma and Barrister at Law from NLS Lagos. She acquired knowledge of precious stones from the Gemological Institute of America. Monalisa calls herself a patriotic Nigerian who represents her country wherever she goes. She is more than that, she is a global ambassador who uses her celebrity to give hope to those whose lives she touches.

Monalisa Okojie, is CEO of Nehita Inc., an exquisite design company based in Los Angeles, California. Monalisa leads a full and purpose-driven life as a wife, mother, businesswoman, and philanthropist. Her company, Nehita Inc., has provided support to many non-profit organizations in the United States and Africa. Monalisa is also the founder of an organization called Upward African Woman; a California based non-profit organization, giving hope to disadvantaged women and children. The organization tackles issues of poverty, disease, mental health and illiteracy.

As civic-minded as she is, Monalisa works tirelessly to draw attention to the poverty in Africa especially in areas that affect women and children. She is on the board of several non-profit organizations and is an active volunteer for several other philanthropic organizations in the United States and Africa. Her experience unveiled the need for more programs that provide means for African women to achieve economic independence. Over the years she has received numerous awards and recognition for her work locally and internationally.
Monalisa Okojie, known as “The Jewelry Designer to the Stars” and CEO of Nehita Jewelry unveiled her hand-beaded Sapphire Corset during Couture Fashion Week. The exclusive one-of-a-kind, creation was worn by Nema Kamar, star of the VH1 hit show, “My Life.” Celebrities from film and television attended the red-carpet runway soiree to view the new collection. Also, on hand were a number of popular entertainers from BRAVO, Netflix and Style. Monalisa’s designs were included in Malan Breton’s 2016 Collection. The show was held in New York’s Times Square District, where models and fashion industry icons converged. Glamorous haute couture creations took the runway accessorized by Nehita Jewelry.

New York Couture Fashion Week was also an occasion to introduce the stunningly beautiful Nehita Scarf Collection. Since the launch of Nehita,Inc., Ms. Okojie’s popularity as a designer has attracted those devotees of fashion from all over the world. Her designs are inspired by the beautiful floral explosions of color that sweep across the African continent, a reflection of her Nigerian heritage.
Nehita Jewelry has been featured in international magazines. Nehita Jewelry can be seen by celebrities on the occasion of Hollywood’s biggest events, including the Emmy’s, the Grammys, the Oscars, the Image Awards, the SAG Awards, and others. Her celebrity roster includes Jennifer Love Hewitt, Meagan Good, Nick Cannon, Halle Berry, Natalie Cole, Brandy, Sally Richardson, Melora Hardin, Alan Cumming, CCH Pounder, and the late Whitney Houston.
The African Community Achievement Award Committee is proud to celebrate you.