A leading PR expert in Nigeria, Nkechi Ali-Balogun, has been listed in the 2023 edition of Portraits of Patriots: 100 Leading Nigerian Thought leaders.

She joins other notable Nigerians such as Prof. Bolaji Akinyemi, Chief Bisi Akande, Archbishop Margaret Idahosa to be profiled in the book.

Others are the former governor of Anambra State, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife; first military administrator of Rivers State and the Amayanabo (King) of Twon-Brass, Bayelsa State; HRM Alfred Papapreye Diete-Spiff; the catholic archbishop of Sokoto, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah

Portraits of Patriots: 100 Leading Nigerian Thought Leaders is an elite listing of accomplished Nigerians who have contributed to the development of the country.

Portraits of Patriots profiles Nigerians who have put the country first above personal considerations, ethnic leanings, political affiliations, and every other selfish ambition which often tends to limit the vision of many others.

It is an assemblage of some of Nigeria’s finest leaders in different spheres of life, that the publishers believe, are currently playing key roles in the emergence of a new Nigeria

These 100 men and women were selected in acknowledgment of their notable accomplishments and contributions to the development of Nigeria.

Other prominent Nigerians who made the list include billionaire businessman, Mike Adenuga; notable philanthropist, Gen. T. Y. Danjuma; former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar; prominent musical icon, King Sunny Ade; and Afenifere leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo.

Others include Chief Afe Babalola, Dr. Adedeji Adeleke, Architect Harcourt Adukeh, Henry Odein Ajumogobia, Chief Adebisi Akande, Professor Bolaji Akinyemi, Archbishop Margaret Idahosa, Federal super Permanent Secretary, Philip Asiodu, and former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Architect Obong Victor Attah.

Nkechi Ali-Balogun is a multi- talented industry veteran with over 25 years of professional experience in client services and public relations consultancy proffering value-adding solutions to managerial problems and turning issues as they arise into opportunities.

In the area of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Nkechi has
provided creative thinking initiatives and seamless execution for brands and companies in both the private and public sectors.

Her company is poised to become one of the leading and most referenced PR consultants in the country.

She is a Fellow and a member of the Governing Council of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) and a Fellow of the African Public Relations Association (APRA). Nkechi is also an active member of the Public Relations Consultant Association of Nigeria, PRCAN and a founding member of the Association of Corporate Affairs Managers of Banks (ACAMB).

In 2018 she was awarded the Female Public Relations Personality of the Year, NIMCA. Recently, on 29 August 2020 precisely she was listed by the Guardian Newspaper as one of the leading women in Public Relations/Marketing in Africa. In March 2021, she was again listed as one of the 50 most inspiring Nigerian Women by Business Day Newspaper. In Dec 2022, she was recognized as the Most Inspiring Public Relations Personality, 2021 by the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations.