Nnamdi Kanu Basic Information
|Nnamdi Okwu Kanu
|Date Of Birth/Age:
|25 September 1967 (56) Years Old
|Place of Birth:
|Married (Uchechi Okwu Kanu)
|University of Nigeria, London Metropolitan University
|1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)
|$10 million (reportedly)
Nnamdi Kanu Biography
Nnamdi Okwu Kanu, known simply as Nnamdi Kanu, is a British Nigerian political activist and leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, a collective fighting for the creation of a new nation from the easter part of what is today known as Nigeria.
Given the nature of his advocacy, he’s had sporadic clashes with the Nigerian authorities, which has sent him to the slammer a couple of times while instituting a case of terrorism against him.
Nnamdi Kanu, who is born to a royal family in Abia state, pleads not guilty to the cases of terrorism against him, insisting that he’s only calling for a referendum for Biafra and nothing else.
Given the nature of his advocacy, he had quickly drawn a massive following, both online and offline, with people disillusioned with the Nigerian state raising Biafran flags in solidarity.
Nnamdi Kanu\s life is like that of a soldier in the trenches – either being shelled or lobbing grenades at his enemies. The advocacy for Biafra consumes his time, his life, everything.
Nnamdi Kanu has houses in Abia state, Nigeria, and the United Kingdom. While his Abia home is known and had at some point been invaded by soldiers, leading to scores of deaths, his UK home is unknown.
Given the nature of his advocacy, which makes him a target, Nnamdi Kanu has kept several aspects of his life private, including the make of the cars he owns. He is not your Instagram dandy.
The IPOB leader’s net worth is unknown, but some sources claim he could be worth up to $10 million.
Nnamdi Kanu’s very existence revolves around the agitation for Biafra, but he is not the first to grab the initiative. There was the late Colonel Emeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, whose agitation led to the Nigeria-Bafra War, and there was also Ralph Uwazuruike of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB).
Nnamdi Kanu insists on Biafra referendum, and eventual Biafran independence, or nothing.
The Biafra agitation leader had stints at Library Avenue Primary School, Government College, Umuahia, the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and the London Metropolitan University
Nnamdi Kanu’s family comprises four members – the IPOB leader himself, his wife Uchechi Okwu Kanu, ab unnamed son he had with an unknown woman, and Nnabuikem, the song he had with Uchechi in 2016.
Uchechi Okwu Kanu is a Nigerian lawyer from Abia state – the same state as her husband, Nnamdi Kanu. She is the only known legal wife of the IPOB leader. She is known to be his key supporter and had once accused the Nigerian authorities after he disappeared internationally in 2018.
Nnamdi Kanu’s siblings are Princess Chinwe Kanu and Prince Emmanuel Kanu.
Nnamdi Kanu is the father of two boys. The name of his first son is unknown, and so is the name of the woman who birthed him. However, his second son is Nnabuikem Nnamdi Okwu Kanu. He was born in the United Kingdom to his wife Uchechi.