About the October 2023 Alumnus
Our alumna of the month, MargyQueen Ukonu, a social media community manager, a YouTuber, and a user generated content (UGC) creator. She is also a brand influencer and a voice-over artiste.
MQ graduated with a First-Class degree in Mass Communication and Media Technology in 2022. While at LCU, she served as the Vice President of Mass Communication and Media Technology Association, (MACMETA).
She is currently on her service year, working with an Insurtech Company, ETAP Digital Limited, as a social media manager. Since graduation, MQ has handled several roles behind and in front of the camera and she aspires to specialise in Public Relations and Advertising.
MQ is doing well in the social media marketing space and we are proud of the high quality content she is pushing out. We wish her all the best as she continues to make advancements in her career. We also look forward to collaborating with her on future projects.
The Alumni Spotlight Team
- Full Name: MargyQueen Ukonu
- Course of Study: Mass Communication and Media Technology
- Graduation Year: 2022
- Current Professional Title: Community Manager
- Name of Employer (or indicate self-employed, retired): ETAP Digital Limited
- Phone: 09069602523 / 08175258778
- LinkedIn:Ukonu MargyQueen
- Facebook: Nil
- Instagram: margy.queen__
- Twitter: Ahnix.O
Personal Career Statement
I am a Social Media Manager. I have handled different roles in the media space both professionally and personally, as a content creator, videographer, editor, graphic designer, presenter, and copywriter. I’ve worked with several brands, the most recent one of which was Filmhouse Cinemas, and I have been invited to different events due to the fact that I am a content creator.
As Editorial board Chairman of Lead City University's Faculty of Law's Law Journal, I had several outstanding achievements and set many records.
Professionally I work for an Insurtech Company as a community manager. I am responsible for coming up with content ideas for the Instagram and Twitter pages, posting content on Instagram and Twitter and engaging with the audience. I also records voice overs for videos and films. As for my aspirations, I hope to delve more into the Public Relations aspect of things someday soon, to be a bigger force in the content creation space and to continue to grow my community.
Q1: Why did you choose to study at LCU?
Well…. I wouldn’t say I chose LCU, I actually had the option of a public university but I didn’t want to go there. The option of LCU just presented itself at the right time. And to be honest, I really enjoyed my stay at Lead City University.
Q2: What is your favourite memory of LCU; a class, a lecturer, an activity or an experience?
I’ll say attending the induction of Performing Arts students every year was a major highlight. Graduating with my girls, and all of us bagging first-class degrees was another major highlight. It was so gratifying to see all our hard work pay off! I remember all the revision sessions, going over tutorial questions with my friends, studying before exams, all of those are delightful memories.
Q3: What have you done since graduating from LCU?
I graduated last year, currently doing my Service year and working as a community manager. I also do my content creation gig on the side.
Q4: What is your current job role? And what does it involve?
I’m a community manager. It involves responding to comments or DMs on Instagram and Twitter. It also involves coming up with content ideas for our social media pages, doing voice over for videos, writing captions, editing videos, writing copies for still designs. Occasionally, I also host shows and conduct Vox-pops on the streets.
Q5: How did your education at LCU help you get to where you are now?
Lead City University created the space for me to be expressive and creative. As a student of Mass Communication, our classes were practical and interactive. In 200L, we had to buy professional cameras and we were trained on how to use them, we conducted interviews and we even wrote, produced and recorded movies as part of our projects. These experiences helped me hone my skills.
Q6: What advice would you give to prospective students of LCU?
You will enjoy studying at LCU. There can be momentary difficulties and even so frustrations, but this is a normal part of being alive so roll with the punches and move on! Enjoy the freedom the school gives you, don’t take it for granted and please don’t abuse it. And please make sure you bring some sunscreen along with you to protect your skin.
Q7: What advice would you give to LCU’s current students?
Please dress properly to classes. Focus on your studies, make sure you study with your tutorial questions and do your best to graduate with good grades. It takes a lot of hard-work but you will be so proud of yourself in the end!
Q8: Mention one or two of your proudest professional or personal accomplishments since graduating from LCU.
Personal achievement definitely has to be working with Filmhouse Cinemas and or getting invited to a private screening of a Bolanle Austen-Peters’ Movie. Professional achievement has to be when I ranked second best employee for the month or getting a hang of doing better professional voice overs.
Q9: If you had it to do all over again, would you still choose LCU?
Yes, definitely! I’d say mostly because of my friends if I’m being honest. Also and because LCU is part of the very few private universities in Nigeria that is actually a university not a glorified secondary school, they really live up to their motto by teaching you “knowledge for self-reliance”
Q10: If the opportunity presents itself, will you be happy to support the University or other LCU Alumni?
Well yes, depends on what the support involves. But should be happy to if I can!