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Nnamdi Kanu: Biography, broadcast, education, personal life

Nnamdi Kanu is a Nigerian born on September 25 1967. He holds a British passport. His full name is Nwannekaenyi Nnamdi Okwu Kanu. He hails from Isiama Afara Ukwu, Abia state in Nigeria. 

He read Political Economics. 

How it all started after Odumegwu Ojukwu

After Odumegwu Ojukwu, Nnamdi Kanu started agitating for the freedom of Biafra under Ralph Uwazuruike, who was the leader of the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB). He parted ways with Ralph Uwazuruike and later founded IPOB (Indigenous People of Biafra) in 2014 with the same objective of agitating for the freedom of Biafra. 

He established the Eastern Security Network (ESN) on 12th December, 2020, for the total security of Biafra land. This idea was born after Yoruba established the Amotekun.

On 14th October 2015, he got arrested on concocted treason charges in Lagos state. Therefore, he was detained for more than one year despite many court orders ruling for his release. Eventually, he was granted bail on 28th April 2017.

Estimated net worth – personal value

Kanu is not really after money. His net worth is between $10 and 15 million US Dollars, and he has a house in London and none in Nigeria. He has cars but has not built a his own house in Nigeria. 

Personal Life

His source of income is Radio Biafra London, and also through donations made by IPOB throughout the world for support of Biafra. He had a son with a woman before getting married to his wife Uchechi Kanu, who also has a son for him. The son’s name is Nnabuikem Okwu Kanu.

Jaw-dropping broadcasts with Radio Biafra

He is the director of Radio Biafra, which he started in 2009. Radio Biafra is a radio station instituted to call out for the independent state of the Igbo people, and the broadcast comes from London to Nigeria. On 5th September 2015, he was invited to speak as a guest speaker at the World Igbo Congress, which took place in Los Angeles. He stressed the release of the Igbo people, so they can take their destiny into their own hands.

Family life

The father was the king of Isiama Afara in Umuahia North local government area of Abia State in Nigeria. So advertently, Nnamdi Kanu is a prince. He is married to Uchechi Okwu Kanu with two sons. Nnamdi Kanu has two siblings – a brother and a sister, who got married on Saturday, 25th February 2017. The brother’s name is Prince Emmanuel Kanu, while the sister is Princess Chinwe Kanu.

His parents

Nnamdi Kanu’s father is Eze Israel Okwu Kanu, while his mother’s name is Ugoeze Nnenne Kanu. Nnamdi Kanu’s mother died on August 30, 2019, following the trauma of the python dance, which took place in 2019, while the father died in December 2019. Both were buried the same day in February 2020.


He got married to Uchechi Okwu Kanu in 2009, and they have a son together while the other son is from his ex.

Connecting with him

The following are Nnamdi Kanu’s social media accounts:

Twitter:    @MaziNnamdiKanu

Instagram: mazinnamdikanu

Indigenous and western education

He attended Library Avenue Primary School and Government College Umuahia for his primary and secondary education respectively. After his secondary education, he gained admission into the prestigious University of Nigeria, Nsukka, before moving to the United Kingdom. There, he studied Political Economics at Guildhall University, London, now known as London Metropolitan University (LMU). 

Extraordinary rendition from Kenya

Extraordinary rendition falls outside the rule of law. This occurs when someone is transferred from a foreign nation for imprisonment without formal charges, trials, or even court approval. Nnamdi Kanu was forcefully brought back into the country in July 2021 by security agencies in Nigeria. He was extraordinary renditioned to Nigeria. He was not given any chance for interrogation nor was there any court order to authorize his arrest before he was whisked away to Nigeria.

Chinonye Ikebaku

This article was written by Chinonye Ikebuaku.