South-eastern Nigeria is home to many prominent figures who have made a significant impact in their respective fields of work.
While many people from the South-eastern part of Nigeria are widely recognized for their achievements and contributions, there are still many others who are not as well-known but are just as significant. In this article, we will highlight 5 of these less talked about figures from the South-east.
Chuka Onwumechili is a Nigerian linguist, professor, and author. He was born in Abia state in South-eastern Nigeria and is a leading expert in African linguistics, with a particular focus on the Igbo language. Onwumechili has published several books and articles on the subject and is widely regarded as one of the most important figures in the field of African linguistics.
Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye is a Nigerian historian, scholar, and author. He was born in Imo state in South-eastern Nigeria and is an expert in African history and culture, with a particular focus on the history of the Igbo people. Ejinkeonye has published several books and articles on the subject and is widely regarded as one of the most important figures in the field of African history.
Adanna Duru is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and performer. She was born in Anambra state in South-eastern Nigeria and is one of the most promising young musicians in the country. Duru is best known for her powerful voice and soulful performances, and has received several awards and accolades for her contributions to Nigerian music.
Nkechi Justina Nwaogu, CON is a Nigerian politician and banker, founder and CEO Libra Investment. She is the former Chairman Governing Council and Pro Chancellor University of Calabar. Nwaogu was the Member representing Osisioma Ngwa, Ugwunagbo and Obi Ngwa Federal Constituency in the Federal House of Representatives from 2003 to 2007. In 2007 she was elected as the Senator representing Abia Central Senatorial District. In 2011 she was re-elected for a second tenure in office.
Ezenwa Ohaeto is a Nigerian writer, poet, and translator. He was born in Abia state in South-eastern Nigeria and has published several books of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. Ohaeto is considered one of Nigeria’s leading literary figures and has received several awards for his contributions to African literature. His works have been widely read and studied, and he is regarded as a major voice in African literature today.