David Emmanuel Umem Bio
David Emmanuel Umem is a Nigerian celebrity husband famously known for being the husband of Anja Ringgren Lovén, the founder of the charity organization DINNødhjælp, which has been protecting and rescuing children accused of being witches in Nigeria since 2012.
David Emmanuel Umem Age
David Emmanuel is over 35 years old as of 2023, he was born in Nigeria. He has been celebrating his birthday every year together with his family and friends.
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David Emmanuel Umem Family
David Emmanuel was born to both parents (mother and father) in a large-sized family setting in Nigeria. Details about his mother and father’s name and what they do/did for a living are currently unavailable, however, he was raised alongside his siblings.
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David Emmanuel Umem Wife
Umem is married to his wife Anja Ringgren Lovén, a humanitarian aid worker. Anja Ringgren Lovén was born and raised in Frederikshavn.
Anja Ringgren Lovén is the founder of the nonprofit DINNdhjaelp, which has been protecting and rescuing children accused of witchcraft in Nigeria since 2012.
Lovén rose to prominence in 2016 after a photo from one of her witch child rescue missions went viral. Anja squats in front of a small naked and starving boy, to whom she offers her water bottle.
Anja then took the boy to a Nigerian children’s center, where he miraculously survived. She named him Hope, and the rescue operation became a major catalyst in Lovén’s struggle to inform the rest of the world about witch children and Nigerian superstition.
In 1998, she graduated from Frederikshavn Gymnasium. Lovén moved to Israel with her twin sister after high school and spent the next few years traveling around the Middle East.
Lovén began her career as a stewardess at Maersk Air in 2001, but she left six months later to care for her mother, who was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer.
Lovén moved to Aalborg in 2002 after her mother died, and then to Aarhus a few years later, where she worked in a clothing store in Bruun’s Gallery.
She later became the Butler Loft’s store manager. She spent three months in Malawi as an observer for National Church Aid in 2009.
She returned home and began raising funds for a school renovation project in Tanzania, where she traveled alone. She founded DINNDdhjelp in 2012 while working as a salesperson in the Aarhus clothing store RAW.
The following year, she quit her job and sold everything she owned to pursue her dream of saving Nigeria’s so-called “witch children,” who are accused of being witches and are ostracized or tortured to death as a result of the country’s widespread superstition.
Lovén and Nigerian law student David Emmanuel Umem founded DINNet Relief’s sister organization African Children’s Aid, Education, and Development Foundation in 2014 to open an orphanage in Nigeria (ACAEDF).
In 2015, Lovén and Umem purchased a large plot of land in Nigeria’s Akwa Ibom state, where they built the Land of Hope Children’s Center, which included a children’s hospital and a business school, with the assistance of Engineers Without Borders.
Land of Hope is a fenced-in three-acre site with space for 100 children, designed to provide a safe and loving environment for the children while also serving as an important component in the country’s fight against superstition.
Lovén divides her time between Denmark and Nigeria, where she manages DINNet relief and co-directs Land of Hope with Umem.
Lovén has been lecturing on what it means to sell everything to pursue your dream since 2014.
She also discusses life at the Land of Hope Children’s Center and how to combat superstition in Nigeria during her lectures.
She is now one of Denmark’s most in-demand speakers.