JAHS in the
article was published recently
Society Magazine (UK):
Dureke has become a household name in the United States.
Her native attire has made more than a fashion statement
to her audience. It shows Confidence.
Margaret Dureke is a motivational speaker, and health & fitness consultant. Traveling
extensively throughout the United States, Ms. Dureke addresses
critical issues affecting individuals' social and spiritual
development. Her main them is "to pursue her vision and
passion of helping other people realize theirs." She is
the cofounder of JAHS Publishing Group, JAHS Odiche Fitness
and JAHS Active Wear in Hyattsville, Maryland, and host
of a number of radio and television programs aired across
the USA. She has a B.A. from Howard University and a law
degree (Juris Doctor) from American University, both in
Dureke and her husband, John (a business consultant & author)
travel together as sought-after speakers. They are the
proud parents of three children. Ms. Dureke has spoken
at U.S. Government business seminars and workshops, universities,
religious conventions, and book signings at Barnes & Noble,
to mention but a few.
an author, she explains how to prosper in life's many areas
in her book, How TO Succeed Against All Odds.
Unlike most "self-help" books in the stores, this work
is very different ("Odiche", which means "unique" in
her native dialect). Mrs. Dureke helps the reader define
what success is to him or her, and uses practical and common-sense
wisdom from popular songs, Biblical scriptures and African
proverbs to illustrate the journey toward success. She
also uses herself as a testimony, as she too hurdled many
obstacles while accomplishing her many goals. She is also
the author of the books: (1) Words And Phrases
Of Wisdom For Spiritual & Emotional Upliftment;
(2) 7 Drivers FOR Success (also available on CD
and Cassette); (3) What
It Takes To Win; (4) Keep On Pushing...Change
Will Surely Come; and several exercise videos. Other
books in the works include, 365 Days and My
a novel based on a true story.
To Succeed Against All Odds is divided into 13 parts,
representative of life's many areas, including business
and finance, marriage
and family, health, stress, and several other topics. Readers
find the index and section headings very useful for easy
reference. Some specific topics the book covers include:
"Why some people may not realize"; "How and when do you
if you made the right decision"; "Dealing with hard times";
and more. Meg, as she is fondly called, has her face on
buses and billboards, and is the spokesperson for certain
ethnic products. She has a talk show on cable Channel
74 called "It's Your Health" and a weekly exercise TV program
on CTV called Odiche Fitness & You. Ms. Dureke is the first
place winner of CTV's 2000 CAM award.
Dureke arrived in the United States from her native country,
Nigeria, with nothing except a dream to make it in the
land of opportunity and a gift from God. When Our Society asked
Ms. Dureke what the gift was, she said with a hearty laugh,
"talking. I found out that I was good with talking. IT'S
GOOD TO TALK, so I made up my mind that I was going to
use the gift constructively. According to Proverbs 14:1,
'the wise woman builds her house, but the foolish pulls
it down with her hands (or her mouth)'. I use mine wisely."
See her book for details.
Dureke's success story has been published in many media
including, Heart & Soul magazine, the Washington
PG Journal, and Afro American Spirit Magazine. And How
To Succeed Against All Odds, continually
supports its strategies for success, which gives the
reader more confidence that this is the right book.
is heard worldwide on her new talk show, "Margaret's Corner,"
with "Night Line Africa" on Voice of America (VOA), which
began in June 2002. OS
purchase Margaret and John Dureke's books or for more information
on JAHS, visit www.Jahspublishing.com
or call 301-864-2800.