My American story – Nonye Aghanya

The amazing stories of Africans living in the United States are rarely told in the United States where most people in the news are often white. Kids who grow up watching television or browsing news sites often end up believing the world ends in California and starts in New York. They may also end up believing that success, peace, care, love and intelligence are all white while failure, chaos, terror, ignorance, anger and violence are all black. TODAY NEWS AFRICA USA knows that’s false. Our popular segment “My American Story” highlights the perseverance, tenacity, intelligence, sophistication, struggles and successes of Africans in the United States and Canada – Simon Ateba, editor-in-chief of TODAY NEWS AFRICA USA, Washington D.C., August 18, 2018.

Nonye Aghanya

Nonye Aghanya was born in the southeastern Nigerian state of Enugu and moved to Brooklyn in New York City in 1992 after she graduated from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, at the age of 19.

There, in the city that never sleeps, she obtained a Master of Science degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Pace University, New York, as well as several other certificates and qualifications in the healthcare sector.

“Due to my innate love of helping others, I abandoned a pursuit in the profession of Computer Science and Information Technology, and obtained a certificate as a nurse’s assistant over 27 years ago,” she told TODAY NEWS AFRICA USA in an interview in early August.

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38 COMMENTS

  1. Brilliant piece, Nonye. You’ve always been a generous delightful person. Some things never change. You continue to touch lives. Wishing you blessings.

  2. Insprining as well as thought provoking Nonye, a life lesson to be more human and productive in life- Keep inspiring.

  3. Nonye,

    Story beautifully told. You sure have come a long way and by grace you have many more beautiful years ahead.

    I love your love for the Lord.

    Keep the light burning and shining bright.

  4. Your story is full of quiet strength and confidence. You have also inspired many younger people out there that there is no discrimination against excellence.

  5. What an inspiring story Nonye. You must have really worked hard to get to where you are today. It takes someone with a strong personality and strong belief in God to surmount what you went through at a young age . Well done and keep on with the wonderful work you are doing and don’t forget to keep the smile also.

  6. You are such a wonderful, generous person, not only does it shows when you SMILE, but also in person. It’s been my pleasure to get know you and your family in the past 6 or so years Nonye. I wish everyone who comes to know you will not take long to see wonderful you really are! Your patients are blessed to have you and I hope you continue your journey in with more blessings with you and your family. The love you have have people are sooo amazing! Keep up the good work and I am very proud of you 👍👌

  7. You have my prayers and support, Nonye. Keep on pressing forward towards that goal God has called you to receive.

  8. Thank you for sharing.
    You have had an Interesting and Inspiring life in the USA, Keep up with the addiction of singing praises to The LORD and Praying, may HE continue to guide you in your future endeavors.

    Regards,
    Segun Seye Israel.

  9. My Beautiful friend Nonye

    I cannot say how touched I was by every single word of your story . If I need to say my favorite ones, I would just copy and paste ! You are such a beautiful person , the kind of a rare brand and I would love to see more in our lost word .

    I am very blessed to be your friend and I hope we can meet personally one day .
    May God Bless you and your lovely family .

    Much Love

  10. Hi Nonye,
    It is indeed a great joy read your story here on TNA.
    Good to know a bit more about you and your actitivites since almost 3 decades in the US.
    Thanks for sharing almost everything about your life in nutshell thru this interview. I really like the answer you made for the question what are you addicted to? Your answer is the best one as that should be the ultimate aim of every child of God on this earth.
    The other answers too is well said. altogether it is a great experience to read thru.
    Keep up the good work.
    Wish you and yours all the best in the future life in US.
    Keep going.
    One small sorrow! you presented all the 3 kids, but, sad what about the other little one?
    PS:
    A word to the TNA USA, hey why are you keeping your pages as not copy and paste free. If this option is given the cocmment authors can make soild comments on your posts. Anyways happy to be here for the first time. will visit again to read more. Keep sharing.
    All the best.
    ~Philip @ pvariel

  11. …Say Thank you with a warm smile…”
    Dear Nonye you are a very good person.
    Great story.
    Best wishes from Macedonia!

  12. Great to share your story with us and other aspiring emigrant. I wish you a successful stay in the US. God bless you

  13. Thank you so much Nonye

    For making one feel as smiling

    And for wishing

    That you smile always

    Thank you for being so refreshing

    In giving guidance

    Best wishes

    Michèle

  14. Your story is Inspiring. Never knew you married an Ivorian? Blessed with beauty and Brains. Nonye, Your Amazing! Nice Featured share.

  15. Very interesting interview. Thank you to Nonye for giving readers chance to know her more.

  16. Amazing interview Nonye. The efforts are clearly can be seen in your interview. Great answers by the great Leader Nonye.

    Wish you all the success
    #nursingconnect

  17. Great conversation Nonye! Your resilience, your journey and your passion are all very evident in your words here. You’re doing incredible things and I wish you the very best to soar higher in life always! Onwards and up my friend!

  18. Telling story is an art and when is based on pragmatic way that nothing like it.
    Further taking initiative is the most important factor which inspire others.
    Thank you for sharing !!!

  19. 👏👏👏Kudos Nonye! We can all learn a little more from you! Thank you for sharing your inspiring story!!

  20. Beautiful interview,thank you dearly Nonye ,appreciate your all efforts and all you are doing.
    Warm wishes from Istanbul Turkey Nesli

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