Chika Oduah is an award-winning Nigerian-American reporter, writer and photojournalist. Chika's reporting goes beyond the headlines to explore culture, security, human rights and development in sub-Saharan Africa.
She is passionate about helping Africans document their history and has launched a digital archive to preserve Biafran War Memories.
The opinions in this commentary are solely of the author's.
Senegal, Dakar (CNN)Fifty-one years ago, a political decision changed the course of my life and I wasn't even born when it was made.