Founding and Form

Our Founding

Publiks Inc was established in August 2017 by its sole Founder, President and Chair, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku — as one part of ongoing work he has carried out for over two decades, leading also to his founding of The Ikoku GroupThe Ikoku Charitable Trusts and The Ikoku Foundations. Where appropriate and approved by the Founder, these entities endeavor to coordinate its efforts, ethics, policies and resultant benefit to the communities they serve.

Our Formation

Publiks Inc is formally incorporated as a Delaware Corporation, registered and headquartered in San Francisco, California, and has continued as such since 2017. There are plans to establish an appropriately organized entity in Europe and other continental and regional markets. Publiks Inc thus operates with a mission, scope and structure that are at once local, national and global in dimension.

Our Corporation

Publiks Inc currently operates as a single-owner C-corporation, with all shares issued to its Founder, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku. The corporation maintains its own set of ByLaws and Board overseeing its executive, management and operational decision-making, execution, performance and review.

Our Group + Division

Publiks Inc is also the central entity for The Publiks Group, itself a division of The Ikoku Group. The Ikoku Group serves as a holding company for Publiks Inc, providing Publiks Inc with ample and essential means for asset management and protection, research and development, and coordination, efficiencies and synergies across the divisions of The Ikoku Group — including such made possible via The Ikoku Philanthropies and its services for The Ikoku Charitable Trusts and The Ikoku Foundations. Where any Publiks association, company, corporate or institutional entity is formed for activity in the United States or other regional or continental markets, all such formations shall be housed within The Publiks Group.

Our Work

Most importantly, our history and ongoing form for development, establishment and organization continues to be reflected in our work and resultant benefit to communities, especially visitors and users of our Sites, Products and Services.

History and Timeline

2020, February

Publiks Inc formally becomes part of The Publiks Group division of The Ikoku Group.

2019, January

Alvan A. Ikoku establishes The Alvan Ikoku Group (also “The Ikoku Group” and “The Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku Group”) as a distinct limited liability company in the United States, with Ikoku as Founding and Original Member.

2018, March

United States Patent and Trademark Office awards Alvan A. Ikoku, Founding President of Publiks Inc, with registered trademarks for Publiks.®

2017, October-November

Publiks Inc attains corporate status in California and obtains license in San Francisco, where it is headquartered.

2017, September

Alvan A. Ikoku continues to operate and develop Publiks,® and begins further development of Publiks.Org, its associated domains, and Publiks Products and Services.

2017, August

Publiks Inc ratified as single-ownership, single-member corporation, with one shareholder, Alvan Azinna Ikoku.

2017, August

Alvan A. Ikoku establishes Publiks Inc as a distinct corporation in the United States, with Ikoku as Founding President.

2017, August

Alvan A. Ikoku purchases the domain Publiks.Org for the further development of a Site, Platform, Products and Services under the trademark “Publiks.”®

2017, January-February

Alvan A. Ikoku incorporates The Ikoku Charitable Trusts® and The Ikoku Foundations® as nonprofit entities in the United States. Ikoku continues to operate Platform and Service to be trademarked as Publiks,® thus providing news and events in fields and communities of interest to publics in Africa, its diasporas and shared societies as well as to those served by The Ikoku Trusts and Foundations.


Platform and Service is developed by Alvan A. Ikoku to include a range of news, events, publications, and collaborations in the fields of the arts, culture, education, medicine, and research pertaining to Africa and its diasporas and to associated global communities.


Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku launches and develops website, featuring his academic, education and research work and an initiative to increase public awareness and knowledge of Africa and its global diasporas. Platform and Service to be trademarked as Publiks® begun by Alvan A. Ikoku as part of this web-based initiative to enhance the public interest in Africa and its diasporas.

Gathering (Benny Jackson)
Gathering (Benny Jackson)
Running with Bulls, Spain (Ethan Weil)
Running with Bulls, Spain (Ethan Weil)
S 4th St, Victory-Lane, Ames, 2016 (Emma Dau)
S 4th St, Victory-Lane, Ames, 2016 (Emma Dau)
Logic Concert, Miami, Florida, USA, 2017 (Nicholas Green)
Logic Concert, Miami, Florida, USA, 2017 (Nicholas Green)
Love Is All Around, New York City, USA, May 2017 (Dimitar Belchev)
Love Is All Around, New York City, USA, May 2017 (Dimitar Belchev)
Celebrating 4th of July, San Diego, 2017 (Frank McKenna)
Celebrating 4th of July, San Diego, 2017 (Frank McKenna)
Graffiti of Woman, Brooklyn, NYC, USA (Chris Barbalis)
Graffiti of Woman, Brooklyn, NYC, USA (Chris Barbalis)
Yes in American Sign Language, English
Yes in American Sign Language, English

Future and Development

Our manner of ensuring the ongoing, perennial fulfillment of our founding mission entails a practice of development and a vision of better futures  — for our company, our work, and the communities we serve — that is rooted in three core principles:


Communal, Private and Public Spaces

We develop, adapt, and use technology to create user and visitor profiles and spaces that can be communal, private or public in nature. Where our visitors and users may think actively about its membership in a range of communities they belong to, discover, or may join. And where they may consider, examine, question, re-affirm or reform its ongoing roles in communities and societies they live in — both on and beyond the internet.


Information and Knowledge

We gather and provide fact-based information, careful research, and knowledge-grounded opinion. To make our communal, private and public spaces informative, inspiring, knowledge-generating and thought-provoking, as well as useful. For all of our visitors. As they attempt to improve its lives and discuss its present and future roles in society.


Connection and Conversation

And at the heart of what we help moderate and provide is dialogue — the kind that results from increased knowledge, public awareness and interest, the kind that fosters creative ideas for addressing long-standing problems, and the kind that eventually leads to the mutual understanding needed to collectively improve societies.

More About Us

The Ikoku Group

The Ikoku Group was formed to foster care and creativity, ethics and innovation in work and communities of enduring concern to its founder, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, and partners.

— About Us

Mission, Scope, Founder

Founded as a US limited liability company, The Ikoku Group is engaged in work that is both domestic and international in scope, concerned as it is with offering services to communities and entities located across borders.

— Founding & Governance

Nature, Leadership, Ethics

The Ikoku Group is governed by its Founder‘s Agreement, by its Founding Ethics, and by a set of associated Policies — each thoughtfully derived from the above and collectively constituting the Group governance documents.

— Policies

Agreement, Laws, Terms, Conditions

Where available, The Group provides updates on news, events and media coverage pertaining to its operation, development, work, and communities.

— Press & Media

News, Events, Coverage

Where appropriate, The Group also provides alerts, newsletters and periodic reports for those who wish to sign up for, receive them — and thus become more deeply informed of recent developments and our past and ongoing work.

— Reports

Alerts, Newsletters, Periodicals

Those interested in its mission, objectives and work may contact The Ikoku Group for positions in its management, employee and contributing staff, and board and committee membership. A career at The Group will likely be deeply rewarding.

— Careers at The Ikoku Group

Boards, Jobs, Contributions