Onitsha is the commercial nerve centre of the Igbo land, but one of the most underrated cities in Nigeria. It is an incubator that has raised many billionaires in the country, most of them now big players in the Nigerian economy. As of 2016, Onitsha had an estimated city proper population of 1,080,000 people. As of early 2022, Onitsha has a rising estimated population of 1,553,000. The indigenous people of Onitsha are Igbos and speak the Igbo language. The Onitsha people are referred to as Ndi Onicha.
From our research, these are some of the billionaires who started their businesses from Onitsha and managed to build powerful brands.
Godwin Ubaka Okeke
Godwin Ubaka Okeke is the founder of GUO Transport Company Ltd, Founded in 1980, G.U.O whose full meaning “Godwin Ubaka Okeke“ is a household name in the transportation industry and one of the largest providers of intercity and interstate transportation, serving more than 200 destinations across Nigeria and West Africa with a modern, environmentally friendly fleet, also has interests in commerce, hospitality, banking, manufacturing, education, real estate and its flagship which is transportation. The G.U.O group was born as a trading company in Onitsha and today is one of the most visible brands in Nigeria from Anambra. Based in Lagos, the company has around 55 bus terminals across the country.
Godwin Ubaka Okeke’s Net worth
Chief Dr. (Sir) Godwin is a wealthy man, Vanguard once report how he offered N1bn to his abductors who requested 100m for his release, Sir Godwin is also one of the richest men in Anambra with an estimated net worth of $3.7 billion.
Godwin Ubaka Okeke’s Cars
Sir Godwin is believed to own a fleet of cars in his garage, He was spotted with Lexus LX 470, Rolls Royce and one Toyota Hilux during his daughter’s marriage in 2021.
Ernest Azudialu Obiejesi
He started as a trader in Onitsha where he joined his father’s business. They dealt with articles, sold fishing nets, and later engaged in the sale of building materials. Ernest Obiejesi was among the traders who pioneered the importation of firecrackers (knockouts) in the Onitsha market. From Onitsha, he left for Lagos and founded the Obijackson group which includes Nestoil, Hammakopp Construction Company, Smile Communications, etc.
Ernest Azudialu Obiejesi Net worth
The Obijackson Group is one of Sub-Saharan Africa’s fastest-growing conglomerates with operations in Nigeria, the US, and the UK across various sectors through its many divisions, namely oil and gas exploration and production, pressure vessel fabrication, power generation, dredging and marine logistics, aviation, civil and infrastructural construction, and real estate. It employs over 1,500 people with an estimated net of $3 billion
Ernest Azudialu Obiejesi Cars
Ernest is a man of people, he turned his village into a modern city in Okija, He owned most of the top rides in Nigeria, including G wagon, Rolls Royces, He is also the sponsor of the” Face Of Okija” beauty pageant, a pageant designed to celebrate Okija ladies and the new queen is entitled to a scholarship and a brand new car and he Gifts Nnewi Anglican Priest A Brand New Car.
Ernest Azudialu Obiejesi net worth
He has estimated net worth of $2.3 billion
The former governor of Anambra started the business as a student, selling kerosene. He spent some time in the corporate world before venturing into politics.
In high school, he would sell eggs to Onitsha and would later join his mother’s supermarket and restaurant. He later went into the distribution of alcoholic beverages before moving on to importing beverages and cosmetics.
Today Peter Obi is a major player in the Nigerian economy with interests in the banking and financial sector, hypermarkets, etc.
Peter Obi Net Worth
The former governor of Anambra State and vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 general elections, Peter Obi said he was a trader who ventured into banking before he became a governor, Also an engineer of South African Breweries, with all we believe Obi was a billionaire in naira with an estimated net worth of about $10 million, even before becoming governor of Anambra state.
Peter Obi Cars
A man as wealthy and influential kick Peter Obi can afford to ride the best of cars. During his tenure as Governor, it is reported that he rode in a convoy containing exotic and luxurious cars. Possible luxurious cars in Peter Obi’s garage include; Mercedes Benz AMG C63, Lexus LX 570, Toyota Land Cruiser
He started the business in Onitsha with ₦ 480. His company Dozzy Group was born in 1980 as a very small trading company engaged in the purchase and sale of artefacts from inside and outside the country. Dozzy Belts, one of his brands was popular in the country in the 1980s.
Today he has transformed his company into a national organization with investments in almost all sectors of the Nigerian economy. Above all, it is a major player in the downstream sector of the oil and gas industry in Nigeria.
Dan Chukwudozie Net worth
Mr. Dan has maintained a low profile, off the media but yet one of the richest men in Nigeria and in the Igbo land since 1990s with an estimated net worth of $2 billion
Dan Chukwudozie Cars
Sir Dan has been spotted many times riding in motorcade, especially on the day he Bags Honorary Doctorate Degree at UNN
Yes! I understand you mighty never had the name but you must have fly or had about United Nigeria Airlines, He started in Onitsha, Anambra state where she had her primary and secondary education which she combined with trading with her father at Onitsha’s main market. Obiora Okonkwo was specifically in the fancy line, trading imported clothing materials such as scarves and wraps, and later moved to the supply line on Sokoto Street in Onitsha. Obiora Okonkwo is today the founder of the Dome Entertainment Center in Abuja and the United Nigeria Airlines.
Obiora Okonkwo Net worth
Dr. Obiora Okonkwo holds a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Political Science (with distinction), from the Russian Academy of Science, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Moscow, currently has a net worth of $2 billion
Obiora Okonkwo cars
Dr Obiora Okonkwo Donated a brand New Land Cruiser Suv To Archbishop Valerian Okeke
He started the business in Onitsha where he traded in building materials. From Onitsha he moved to Lagos and expanded his business, becoming a major player in the construction industry. Its main franchise in that sector is Wichtech roofing sheets and Betek paints. It is also a major player in the Lagos real estate sector.