Ikechukwu Anthony Kanu, O.S.A., is a Professor of African Philosophy and Religion. He is of the department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Tansian University, Umunya; a visiting Professor to the University of Jos, Augustinian Institute, Makurdi and St Albert the Great, Abeokuta. He is also the Global President of the Association for the Promotion of African Studies (APAS) and the World Cultural Studies Research Association (WCSRA). He is the Chief Proponent of Igwebuike Philosophy.
He is a polymath and Gulliver of a sort, with commendable expertise within the parameters of academics. Professor Kanu is currently a member of the Governing Council of Veritas University, Abuja; a member of the Governing Board of the International Bio-Research Institute (IBI) and the African Institute for Consecrated Life and Allied Studies (AICLAS). He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Association of African Traditional Religion and Philosophy Scholars (AATREPS), African Congress on Philosophy and Religion (ACPR), Scientific Board of Arts, Literature and Social Sciences (SBALSS), Alternative Perspectives and Global Concern, Canada (APGC).
“ ”The future belongs to all of us, but only those who are able to foresee it and sacrifice the pleasures of the present gain it.
“ ”There isn’t anything of lasting value that does not have a price. Greatness has never been a product of convenience. The greatness of tomorrow begins from the sacrifice of today.
“ ”The achievement of great things does not come simply because there is a feeling for it, but because of series of steps, taken courageously, day in day out. Each step reveals a new horizon. The sum of it is called success.
“ ”The world defines us, and sometimes negatively. Not believing in your own dignity or worth, is the first fundamental step towards failure. Believing that your life has ultimate significance is the path towards unlimited achievement.
“ ”Our value in life is not defined by pleasure but godliness; not influence but character; not money but virtue; not the applause of people but the approval of God. The future of humanity depends on where you stand.
“ ”Everyone on earth has a map that he or she follows. Your relationship with a person should begin by knowing the content of his or her map. If you fall into the hands of those that don’t have the capacity to increase you, they will eventually decrease you.
“ ”Anyone who is prepared to partner with a person who is going nowhere, should be prepared to go nowhere as well. If you dine with wolves you will learn how to howl; and if with eagles, you will soar to great heights.
“ ”The success of tomorrow stands on the shoulders of the sacrifices of today. There has never been ‘tomorrow’ where ‘today’ did not first exist.