Dr. Kennedy Okonkwo is the Chief Executive Officer of Nedcomoaks Limited, a proven authority in Africa’s property development sector. He is a developer who is challenged by the housing deficiency for the growing population of Nigeria and Africa at large. He is a Spartan Nation Builder and relentless Apostle of making aspirational living affordable. He has received several national and international awards including the African Business Personality of year 2017, Best Enterprise from Oxford Summit of Leaders, He was listed as the Winner of STARS REAL Estate Superstar of the year 2021 Winner
Dr. Kennedy Okonkwo was born in Lagos State on October 12, 1977. He hails from Ojoto in Anambra State and attended Ladi-Lak Primary School, Yaba and Mobolaji Bank Anthony High School, Lagos respectively. He bagged a B.Sc. in Psychology at the University of Ibadan in 2001, MBA in Marketing at Lagos State University in 2006, and was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate Award by the European-American University Commonwealth of Dominica. He established Nedcomoaks Limited in 2007 which has since then grown to become a key player in the real sector with global recognition as an astute property development company.
He loves to be remembered for his community developmental efforts which remains his driving force for his immense contribution to the society through: The Kennedy Okonkwo Widows Foundation, Ken Okonkwo Educational Youth Empowerment Foundation, amongst others. His credibility and benevolence has attracted numerous prestigious awards such as: Yoruba Royal Icon Award (Aare Atunluse O’odua of Yoruba Land), Leads Merit Award of Excellence as Africa’s Patriotic Personality of the Year, Pan-Africanist Patriotism for his remarkable strides in Real Estate Development and Philanthropic Deeds to the less-privileged in the society. He belongs to the real
Dr. Kennedy Okonkwo is a devout Christian, happily married to Ichechi Chinarhu Okonkwo and blessed with 3 children Nicole, Ryan and Ivan Okonkwo, his greatest accomplishment in Life is having a family and spending time with his family as a loving father.
He believes that when God gives a vision to an individual, he gives same to others to see who will go farthest. “Never procrastinate because procrastination kills dreams”
- says Dr Kennedy Okonkwo.
DR. KENNEDY OKONKWO ON PHILANTROPHY
The story of Dr Kennedy Okonwko, Luxury Real Estate Developer, CEO, NEDCOMOAKS is similar to Walmart’s owner, Sam Walton. He had almost nothing to his name when he started his first general store back in 1945.
He relied on a $25,000 loan from his father-in-law to funded that initial purchase and was an instant success in the retail industry. The first official Walmart was opened in 1962, in Rogers, Ark.; and by 1976, Walmart was worth more than $176 million.
Okonkwo’s has worked his way into the real estate sector where he has become one of the leading real estate developers in Nigeria.
A well-respected fellow who was recognised by Forbes Africa for his contribution to the development of the Nigerian economy, providing employment and shelter to Nigerians.
Okonkwo, even with all the awards and encomiums in the real estate sector of the economy, said he hasn’t done enough.
Kennedy Okonkwo Programme for (Tech) Entrepreneurs, KOPETECH, offers grants, mentorship and support to first time young Nigerian startup tech entrepreneurs from different parts of Nigeria.
According to him, he said passion has the “ability to drive you onto a path nobody has taken before or a path several have walked and failed, yet you are bent on walking it.”