Dr. Okey Anueyiagu was born in Kano, Nigeria. He graduated, with honours, from the prestigious University of Nigeria, NSUKKA, studied and earned post graduate degrees in Political Science and Economics from the University of Rochester, New York and Fordham University, New York. He was a pioneer staff member of the old Anambra State University of Technology.
Dr. Okey Anueyiagu, a teacher, an entrepreneur, a philanthropist, and activist, art collector and a humanist, has distinguished himself in various endeavours of life. He has for over three decades promoted various ventures in Oil and Gas, Agricultural, Telecommunication, Construction, Manufacturing and Industrialization; and has sponsored the promotion of art and culture across continents.
Dr. Okey has worked in various field of endeavours in the promotion of harmonious coexistence of the various tribes, entities and peoples within the varying geopolitical Landscape of Africa and the world. His foray into sociopolitical spheres is geared toward fostering unity and peaceful coexistence between diverse groups and entities.
In the academic field, he has published a compendium of research materials, journals and books, a few of which are listed herewith; Wealth and Economic Status: A perspective on Racial inequality (1982), Foreign Trade Policy and Black economic Advancement. (1982), Trends, Prospects, and Strategies for Black economic Progress. (1984), The Political Mobilization of Black America, 1982- 1984 (1986), The Determinants of Black Partisanship (1985), Race: Politics and Economics. (1985), Minorities and the Labour Market (1985), Foreign Policy Planning: Its practice and problems in the United States Department of State. (1985), Practice & Problems of the United States Foreign Policy Planning: A case Study of Africa. (1985), Voter Choice in Presidential Elections: A Casual Analysis. (1986), Welfare System in Nigeria: An Analysis. (1987), Debt Conversion & Direct Equity investment: The Mexican Experience. (1988), The Economic Implications of a Two-party System in the Third Republic. (1988), Privatization: A Case Study of the Nigeria Oil Industry. (1989), The Arrogance and Glorification of Illiteracy, (2009), African Contemporary Art: Collection of Essays, (2011), Contemporary African Art; My Private Collection of Onyema Offoedu-Okeke, 265 Pages (2012).
Some of his Professional Memberships include; Member, The Joint Centre for Political Studies, Washington D.C., U.S.A, Member, Democratic National Convention, New York Chapter, Member, National Policy Institute, Washington D.C. U.S.A, Associate Member, Economic and Social Task Force, JCPS Washington D.C., Member, Association for Intelligence Officers, Virginia, USA, Member, Journals of U.S and International Intelligence Studies, USA, The Academy of Political Science, New York; The Economic Summit Group, Nigeria.
Dr. Okey Anueyiagu’s entrepreneurial activities started as far back as in the mid 1980s, when he established financial consultancy companies and trading companies specialising in advisory activities for blue chip companies and for various government agencies. He served as a Board of Member of the Nigeria Coal Corporation where he pioneered processes geared toward the liberalization and commercialization of the huge coal industry in Nigeria.
He established and chaired companies with interest in various enterprises including; agriculture, Oil and gas, power and energy systems, aviation equipment supplies, mining, engineering and construction.
He currently serves on the boards of Pointec Group and Brown Brommel, companies that are pursuing and executing interests in construction, Oil and gas trading and refinery projects.
Dr. Okey Anueyiagu has been describe by very prominent scholars, successful and well revered and respected individuals in very superlative ways.
Dr. Okey Anueyiagu’s contribution to philanthropy is growing steadily. He has contributed in various project in support of the poor, the down trodden, the hungry, the homeless, orphans and less privileged in the society. Through his organization; DR. OKEY ANUEYIAGU FOUNDATION (okeyanueyiagufoundation.org), a structure was built to serve as accommodation and clinic for orphans in Awka. The Foundation amongst other projects, is presently engaged in the design, reconstruction of an old and dilapidated elementary school and construction of a new structure in Awka. This massive project, when concluded, will feature classrooms, laboratory, library auditoriums, clinic, living quarters for some staff, track and field, spectator stand and other amenities to carter to over 500 pupils.
In the field of art, Dr. Okey is an avid art collector that has spent well over 30 years collecting painting and sculptures from around the world. In 2012 he published a 265 page book titled; “Contemporary African Art- My Private Collection of Onyema.
Offoedu-Okeke. The book, which include images reflecting the sweeping governmental changes throughout Africa and the rest of the world, pays tribute to Offoedu-Okeke’s heritage and the artists who preceded him. Topics range from primal emotion to complicated sociological concerns. Throughout the anthology, the artist aims to express his experience and observations though rhythm, poetry, pattern, and color. Dr. Okey’s book and essays, ultimately seek to advance and preserve the culture of Africa and by extension, of the world.
The Ph.D. graduate of Fordham University with an emphasis in Economics and Political Science, is the CEO of Brown Brommel Limited in Lagos, Nigeria. The company provides advanced technologies services and leading innovation in multiple sectors, such as energy, Oil and gas, infrastructure, agriculture, and publishing. Furthermore, Okey Anueyiagu helps the company to maintain global strategic alliance networks and international partnerships that contribute to project planning and execution.
His admiration for his late father led him to craft a written tribute in his honor that highlights the man’s life and the experiences they shared. In his tribute, to his father, Chief Chuma, a Legendary Journalist and writer, who died in 2014, at 100, years Okey Anueyiagu says he greatly admired his father, who he felt embodied integrity. Anueyiagu says that he learned many lessons from his father, including the belief that a simple life is the most successful and powerful. In addition, he says that his father taught him that peace and simplicity are closely intertwined. Anueyiagu respected the fact that his father led a life free of hate, hurriedness, and clutter.
Dr. Okey Anueyiagu and his father shared many spiritual and philosophical discussion. Anueyiagu says his father was a great thinker, savvy businessman, philosopher, spiritualist, and an advocate for helping others to succeed. He says that one of his father’s greatest lessons was that in order to be accomplished, you should assist and encourage others. His father emphasized to him that by helping others, you also help yourself.
Dr. Okey is married to Hadiza, a lawyer and a partner of 30 years and have three daughters; Tochi a lawyer, Ebele and Dera, both undergraduates, and twin boys Aka and Arize.