Attorney Mfon Ekpo Honored with Golden Quill Award at Second Annual Best Seller’s Summit and Awards Gala.

Kudos to Lawyer Mfon Ekpo who received the Golden Quill in the USA. Her name appears to be Calabar? Akwa-Ibom? It is very nice seeing fellow attorney and author (my next destination) making it happen. Extra icing on the cake that she is of the Kalabari (Calabar & Akwa-Ibom) tribe. I wish I could speak the Calabar language, although I do understand, to a large extent, Eket (the place where trouble makers like myself come from. :)) I got Y’oba on lock down so I don’t feel as bad. Welcome to the 21st century where an Igbo person only speaks Hausa and an Akwa-Ibomite only speaks Yoruba. LOL! Good look on Mfon Ekpo. Congrats!


Orlando, Fla. (November 28, 2011)

Entrepreneur and Maritime Lawyer Mfon Ekpo Honoured With Golden Quill Award in Hollywood

Mfon Ekpo, entrepreneur, consultant and lawyer, received a Golden Quill Award from The National Academy of Best-Selling Authors at the Second Annual Best Seller’s Summit and Awards Gala.

Mfon Ekpo, Founder of Premier Pioneers Network, who has 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 Second Annual Best Seller’s Summit and Awards Gala hosted by National Academy of Best-Selling Authors. The event took place on October 20-21, 2011 at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, California.

Mfon Ekpo was honored 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.Pushing To The Front was released on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 by business book publisher CelebrityPress. On the day of release, Pushing To The Front reached best-seller status in three separate 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 #6 in the Direct Marketing category, and was a top seller in both the Communications and Entrepreneurship categories.

Mfon Ekpo is a maritime lawyer and an entrepreneur who 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 since 2006.

A staunch advocate of personal development and a firm believer in the limitless possibilities of the human capacity, she is a founding partner of the John Maxwell Team and a Member of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. She is currently the Director of Strategy at Red Media (, a leading Media and Communications Development Company and trains young people on humanitarian issues as a school speaker for the British Red Cross. As a teacher, she enjoys expounding life lessons to her readers on her blog, The School Called Life (

This year at the Awards Gala, The National Academy of Bestselling Authors also recognised Brian Tracy, the author of more than 50
Best-Selling books and trainer of more than 2.5 Million people, with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Last year’s Lifetime Achievement Award went to renowned author of The E-Myth, Michael E. Gerber.”

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