By Grace Guy
September 27, 2010
In today’s society, where there is a Wal-Mart every few miles whose automatic doors effortlessly glide open to reveal a world of endless possibilities from food to furniture, how are the local independent businesses supposed to survive? Azuka Nzegwu, a local entrepreneur and the manager of Africa House in Endicott, New York has discovered an answer; you must become part of the community. Azuka grew up in the Binghamton area and after graduate school returned to Endicott with a vision to enrich the local community by bringing art and culture that were not typically available in the area. She is originally from Nigeria and wanted to share her culture with the community by raising awareness of Africa and the music, art, and customs that spread throughout the world as a result of the African Diaspora.