Nnamdi Kanu’s full name is Nwannekaenyi “Nnamdi” Kenny Okwu Kanu. He was born in the 1970’s in Isiama Afara, Abia State, Nigeria to HRM Eze Israel Okwu Kanu (JP) and Ugoeze Nnenne Kanu. He is a political activist who is known as the leading member of one of several Biafran separatist organizations, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), and the director of London-based radio station Radio Biafra.
Nnamdi attended Library Avenue Primary School (now part of Government House, Umuahia) and went to Government College for his secondary education. Later, he gained admission to the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), where he could not finish due to incessant strikes before he left for London to complete his tertiary education.
He became so famous in 2015 especially during the Nigerian presidential elections, but on October 18, 2015, it was reported that Mr Kanu had been Kidnaped in Lagos State by Nigeria’s secret police the Department of State Services (DSS). Mr Kanu had told his solicitors that he was, on 14th October, 2015, arrested by the agents of the Federal Government of Nigeria, the State Security Service (SSS) in his hotel room i.e. Golden Tulip Essential Hotel Ikeja, Lagos State. But the news of his arrest generated mass protests across parts of Delta State, Enugu State, Rivers State, Cross River State, Abia State, Imo State, Akwa Ibom State and Anambra State. The states which made up the Biafra section he was preaching about on radio. As at time of writing this, he’s still publication, he’s still in detention.