Emeka Anyaoku Family Background, History

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Chief Anyaoku has a international career that takes him all over the world, but he still does his job as Ichie Adazie of Obosi, which is a traditional Ndichie chieftainship.

Emeka Anyaoku Family Background, History

Family Background

Eleazar Chukwuemeka “Emeka” Anyaoku was born on January 18, 1933, in Obosi, a large village in the eastern part of Nigeria. His father was Emmanuel, and his mother was Cecilia.

Reverend William Blackett, a Christian Missionary, looked after Emmanuel Chukwuemeka Anyaoku when he was in elementary school at the CMS school in Onitsha. He went to middle school after that.

Before he became a catechist, he worked for the railroads and then in a hospital in Kaduna, which is in the northern part of Nigeria.

After serving for a few years, he went back to his village and began farming. He was called Ononukpo (Head) of Okpuno Ire, which is a quarter in Ire, Obosi’s biggest village. ((google.com))

When Emmanuel came back from Kaduna after the death of his first wife, he married Cecilia, whose real name was Adiba Ogbogu. Cecilia was born Adiba Ogbogu. Cecilia’s family was from the Ugamuma neighborhood of Obosi.

Her guardian, Rev. Ekpunobi, was the first person from Obosi to become an Anglican Priest. Emeka’s mother grew up in his home. At the time, people in the area thought he was one of the smartest and most educated people there.

Cecilia Emeka’s mother lived with the Ekpunobi family as a ward. When Rev. Ekpunobi heard that Emmanuel’s wife had died, he asked him to come to his house. Emmanuel Emeka’s father and Adiba then decided to get married with his help. Their first child, a girl, passed away. After that, Emeka was born. He has five siblings.


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