High Chief Evergreen Jude Ezeobi Onyedum (Onwa Mbosi) was born in the early 60’s in Umuezike village, Mbosi Town, Ihiala Local Government, Anambra State. He attended Abbot Boy’s secondary school in Ihiala Anambra State where he held a top leadership position. His journey to life started shortly after his higher education when he joined his senior brother in business and due to his display of excellent performance, he moved on to establish his own company, Bravo Products Limited (Bravo Foam) in 1991.
He later went on to establish Evergreen International Services Limited and Evergreen General Merchandise Limited and has foam depots, dealing with distribution and retail, located in most parts of the country. He also distributes for Mouka foam Limited and was the number one distributor of Mouka Foam nation-wide for eighteen consecutive years. Chief Evergreen is a successful businessman with several honours and recognitions in the foam industry which is a testimony to his astuteness in business.
Onwa Mbosi, as he is fondly called, was rewarded with the title of “Onwa Platinum” of Lagos for winning the distinguished award of platinum for outstanding sales performances in 2014 from Mouka Foam Ltd.
He is a resilient family man who is admired and adored by his family. He is happily married to Chief Mrs. Ogechi Onyedum (Lolo Onedo) and their Union is blessed with children. He is a role model, a disciplinarian and a practising Catholic.
Onwa is a true son of the soil and has immensely contributed to the Igbo community in his hometown and the society at large. In 2003, he was conferred with his first chieftaincy title of “Onwa tibe n’azia” by the Igwe in-council and indigenes of Azia town. Owing to his big-hearted personality, he was again given the title of “Onwa Mbosi” by the Igwe in-council H.R.H G.M Onuakalusi, the Oluoha IV (4th of Mbosi) and indigenes of his hometown Mbosi. He received an award of excellence by Ohaneze Nd’Igbo in recognition of his outstanding contribution and readiness to demonstrate the true Igbo spirit. In 2016, he also received a Merit Award given by Bond 92.9 Fm Lagos for being a great supporter of Asusu Igbo di Uto. In 2017, he was given the title of Dikedioranma n’Isekke by the Igwe in-council, HRM Engr. Emma C.
Nnabuife Ezeoha II and the title of Ugoha of Nnokwa by the Igwe in-council HRH IGWE E.E Ajanma in recognition of his contributions to the progress and development of Nnokwa Community. In 2019, he was elevated to a High Chief Position by HRH Igwe Dr. Greg Nwokora with the title of “Owelle Mbosi”.
Chief Onyedum is a philanthropist who has been extending his personal and corporate generosity beyond the vicinity of his company to the larger society. This is reflected in the myriads of appreciation, recognition and Honours plaques adorning the awards gallery in his office. In 1997-2000 he was awarded the “pillar of development” by his hometown’s development union. He received an ambassadorial award from the symbol of hope foundation (NGO) in recognition of his support to the organization in 2014. He received the Federation of Mbosi Academicians (F.M.A) merit award in recognition of his enormous contribution towards Education & youth in 2016. He also received the Alimosho Ambassador Meritorious Distinguish Service Award (AAMDSA) in recognition of his Service to Humanity in the area of Community Development Supports and Human Capacity Building in Alimosho. In 2021, he further received a certificate of appointment as Grand Patron/Chairman, Board of Trustees of Alimosho Youth Empowerment Forum, to mention a few. Evergreen, as he is also fondly called, has k contributed immensely towards youth development, education and the society at large.
Onwa is a great leader and highly sociable and has been the president of various clubs and associations. He was the founding president of the prestigious G-21 committee of friends’ club, a position he held for over twelve years.
Despite his many achievements, Onwa believes he has only scratched the surface and has many more years of success ahead of him.
It is in recognition of Chief Jude Evergreen Jude Ezeobi Onyedum (Onwa Mbosi)’s contributions to the growth and development of the manufacturing industry in Nigeria, foam in particular, and his spirit of corporate social responsibility, that he has been conferred with the Award of the Business Person of the Year 2022 by the Top10 magazine.