Did you ever wonder if the story “Coming to America” was true? This is a Cinderella story about an African Princess. Only, this is not a fairy tale but a true story. Fumi grew up in the Western Region of Nigeria, West Africa as an African PrinceDid you ever wonder if the story “Coming to America” was true? This is a Cinderella story about an African Princess. Only, this is not a fairy tale but a true story. Fumi grew up in the Western Region of Nigeria, West Africa as an African Princess. Her grandfather, Odundun Ogunleye ruled the people in peace and harmony. As a young princess being groomed to one day take up her responsibility in the royal household, that is, to help her kingdom, Emure Kingdom, she had other dreams of also becoming a prolific and celebrated writer both in the literary world and in movie production. Her dreams to one day write books, design clothes and make name for herself outside of royalty, was the driving force behind her agreeing to her father’s demands to come to America to further her post-graduate studies at the age of 17.
One thing her father did not bank on was that Princess Fumi would later on decide to stay behind in America, fend for herself and live a simple life amongst Americans. Now, almost 30 years later; she realizes the importance of her royal blood, the responsibilities and the obligations she must face on a daily basis to help her people in Emure Kingdom. Six years ago, with the advent and coronation of the now reigning King- His Royal Majesty- Emmanuel Adebayo, she finally discloses her royal status to her American friends and now shuttles between the kingdom and her home in USA to bridge the gap between both worlds. In October 2009, when the King visited her at her US residence, it marked a pivotal moment as the capital of the Kingdom was named a sister city to Spring Hill, Tennessee, a city where the princess has also called home for years. This marked a new era for Princess Fumi and the saga continues.
While living in New York she hosted, produced and directed a local Christian show, “Straight Talk” in conjunction with the Rhema Prayer Ministries, Inc. as well as a 30 minute talk show called “Stepping Out with Dr Fumi.” In addition, she has coordinated several programs for women and children with many social service agencies in New York and New Jersey areas, ranging from foster care and adoption to second chance homes for battered women.
As the President of Adassa Adumori Foundation, a US-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in Tennessee, doing work in Africa and other 3rd World countries; she recently interviewed the African Union Ambassador to the US. She is a noted Mental Health columnist for the New American Times, an Immigrant Newspaper serving Middle Tennessee and has been invited to guest speak at several women’s conferences in the US as well as address governmental leaders such as governors and highly placed business executives in the international arena.
Fumi has been featured in various newspapers and online magazines such as the Princeton Packet and The Tennessean. She has been instrumental in assisting start-up organizations with their business development and is often called on to help dysfunctional organizations become more successful. She has also written several inspirational Books, Starting Right Now, Diary of an African Princess as well as eBooks: 2Respectmylife.com; Her Online Television Program: Princess in Suburbia was recently released in 2013. It is a place dedicated to love, life, relationships and everything in between. Alongside Yolanda Shields, many women (and men alike), are requesting to be coached by the dynamic Innovation Guru’s. They are preparing to launch their very first Business Coaching Enterprise, Let’s Go Innovate™, with a city tour across the United States of America.
Fumi “Stephanie” Hancock is a stellar example of how an ordinary person from a shackled life of broken promises and shattered dreams can live a destiny fulfilled. After twenty years of dropping her pen, she picks it right back up again by releasing November 2012 Teens Amazon Bestseller -The Grimmlyn Series: The Adventures of Jewell Cardwell, Hydra’s Nest. Though graduated with a postgraduate degree in communication arts, and undergraduate degrees in English studies and nursing, she ascribes her writing to her life experiences. She aspires to one day write a mystery/detective novel for an adult audience. But for now, she is content with her young adult audience. With her background in nursing, she gently nurtures her unusual characters to life for her readers to enjoy. Her second book in the Grimmlyn series, The Sorcerer’s Purgatory, is scheduled for release soon.
Her feature film, Of Sentimental Value, a dramatic suspense will be released 2014, alongside the novel.