From Privilege To Purpose: The Humble Journey of Nwabueze Chidi Anyanwu



    Introduction: Eze, privileged by birth was born on 5th of May, 1962 in Port Harcourt. He was the 7th of the 9 Children born to his parents, Mr & Mrs E.D.S Anyanwu. He seemed destined for a life of opulence and ease, however, beneath the trappings of wealth lay a heart filled with humility, compassion, and a burning desire to make a meaningful difference in the world.

    Early Life: After completing his early education in Port Harcourt, Eze moved to Imo State to complete his secondary education at Madonna High School, Ihitte Etiti.

    Growing up, Eze was a handful. He was bold and fearless and will always say things as they were, no matter the consequences. He always stood for justice. He was raised with values of humility, kindness and importance of giving back to the society.

    Education and Career: Eze pursued a degree in Information Science at Imo State University (Now Abia). His academic achievement and dedication to his field caught the attention of Exxon Mobil where he worked as the Technical Data Administrator

    He acquired further professional certifications in his field, which opened doors to various opportunities leading to employment as a Data Management Engineer at Schlumberger -GeoQuest in Nigeria.

    After some years, given his antecedent, he clinched a position at Halliburton Energy, Saudi Arabia (Saudi Aramco) as a Data Management Manager. He later set up Skyland Express Nigeria Limited, a logistics company.

    A man of the people, Eze also ventured into politics for over 8 years. In 2019, he contested for primaries to the position of a representative for Obowo State Constituency in Imo State House of Assembly.

    Through perseverance and humility, Eze not only overcame obstacles but also forged meaningful connections with individuals from all walks of life. His ability to empathize with the struggle of others and his genuine desire to make a difference earned him respect and admiration far beyond the confines of his affluent upbringing

    Marital Life and Children: In the bustling world of Exxon Mobil, where corporate ambitions often take precedence, a remarkable love story unfolded twenty-Seven years ago. It all began in 1997, when a young Youth Corper of the National Youth Service Corps Nneka, stepped into the corporate realm of Exxon Mobil to drop her CV not knowing that her path would interwine with that of Eze, an employee of the company. From their first encounter, there was an instant connection that transcended the confines of their professional lives.

    As their bond strengthened, Eze proposed to Nneka in a heartfelt moment that sealed their commitment to each other. Their wedding ceremony took place in 1998. Over the years, Eze and Nneka welcomed the joys of parenthood into their lives. They are blessed with three children, Adaeze, Amarachi and Nkechinyere who became the embodiment of their love. They embraced the responsibilities of raising a family with unwavering dedication.

    What transpired between them over the years is a testament to the enduring power of love amidst the demands of career and challenges of life.

    Legacy and Impact: Eze’s legacy is one of compassion, humility, and unwavering dedication to the service of others. He used his privilege not as a means of self-aggrandizement but as a tool for uplifting those less fortunate.

    His philanthropic efforts have touched the lives of countless individuals, providing hope, opportunity, and a sense of belonging to those in need. Eze has shown that true wealth lies not in material possessions but in the impact, we make on the lives of others.

    Conclusion: In a world defined by wealth and status, Eze stands as a beacon of humility, compassion and purpose. His journey from privilege to purpose serves as a powerful reminder that true fulfillment comes not from what we possess but from how we choose to use our resources to make a positive difference in the lives of others.

    His story challenges us all to re-evaluate our definition of success and to strive for a life filled with meaningful purpose and service to humanity. He has shown us that humility is not a sign of weakness but rather a strength that can change the world for the better.

    Eze is survived by his wife, children, siblings and their spouses, Nieces and Nephews

    May his soul rest in the bosom of our Lord, Amen

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    Ikechukwu Anyanwu
    PROFILE OF IKECHUKWU ANYANWU Ikechukwu Anyanwu is an Imo State born Nigerian. An Author, Public Speaker, Humanitarian, Blogger, Media Guru and Start-up Coach. He has inspired millions through Arise Africa Network Platform He Is Into Education, Media, Entertainment, Showbiz and Hospitality Industry. Having calved a nitche for himself as a leadership expert, human capital development and management consultant. He is currently the Chairman, Online Media practitioners Association of Nigeria, Imo State Chapter. Ceo Arise Africa Magazine, Founder Arise Africa Network – a non-profit organization. Face of Arise Africa, Managing Consultant GCFN Consult. Member, Imo State Bloggers Association. Ag National President, Association of Pageant CEO’s of Nigeria Human Resource Specialist and Leadership Coach with astute impact on many seeking to maximize their skills, intellectuals and innate potentials He has a track record of reproducing leaders and helping them to gain dominance within their nitch. Mr Anyanwu after a rich career that spanned for 18 years having worked as Human Resources Manger, Outlet Manager Rennys Foods Limited from 2004 – 2019, Management Consultant for various Quick Service Restaurants in Abuja, Enugu, Rivers State, Abia, Ebonyi, Kogi and Imo State is now focusing on helping young people to discover, develop their talents. He has built lots of platforms for young people of Africa to express their talents. He is passionate about writing, consulting, coaching and training. He blogs regularly via and has a thriving social media followership. He is a graduate of Sociology/Anthropology, Imo State University whose passion is to impart knowledge by educating, equipping and empowering young minds for the future. He is an alumni of Living Word Training Center He is also the West African Representative of All African Media Networks He is married to Mrs Carol Anyanwu and blessed with 3 sons.


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