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Obinwanne Okeke (Invictus Obi) Biography, Profile & Fun Fact

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Obinwanne Okeke aka Invictus Obi is a Nigerian entrepreneur and the Founder of Invictus Group, an investment conglomerate dealing in construction, agriculture, oil and gas, renewable energy, telecoms, and real estate.

Obinwanne Okeke was born on November 9, 1987, in a village in Anambra. In 2016, he was named by Forbes as one of ’30 Entrepreneurs Under 30 to Watch’. In 2017, his company, Invictus Group was named as Africa’s Most Innovative Investment Company of the Year by African Brand Congress. In 2018, he was nominated amongst 100 Most Influential Young Nigerians by Avance Media.

It was later discovered that the young entrepreneur is not what many perceived him to be after he was arrested in the United States of America by the FBI for a massive fraud of $12 million.

In this post, we talk about Obinwanne Okeke biography and fun facts.

Obinwanne Okeke Biography, Early Life

Obinwanne Okeke was born in Ukpor village in Anambra state as the 17th child of a polygamous father, his mother and other relatives raised him even before his father’s death when he was only 16.

Obinwanne Okeke is the founder of Invictus Group and has been extensively involved in sourcing, structuring, implementing and monitoring various private equity investments in African and Australian markets and has over 10 years of investment experience. Prior to founding Invictus Group, he assisted with founding and running other entrepreneurial establishments. He holds a Bachelors and a master’s degree (MA) in International Relations and Counter Terrorism (cum laude) from Monash University, Australia.

He has received several leadership honorary awards from local as well as international organizations and has been recognized by Forbes as one of the 30 entrepreneurs under 30 to watch. The leading publication also featured him on its cover for June 2016.

He is passionate about people and strongly believes in giving back. Over the last decade, he has inspired both businesses and individuals in the private sector to invest in the less privileged and the uneducated in countries across the world. He spearheaded inter alia the Literacy Africa project which saw 100 000 (one hundred thousand) books being donated to children in across the African continent in underprivileged schools through Invictus Foundation.

He has received several leadership honorary awards from local as well as international organizations and has been recognized by Forbes as one of the 30 entrepreneurs under 30 to watch. The leading publication also featured him on its cover for June 2016.

He holds a Bachelors and a master’s degree (MA) in International Relations and Counter Terrorism (cum laude) from Monash University, Australia.

Obinwanne spearheaded inter alia the Literacy Africa project which saw a hundred thousand books being donated to children in across the African continent in underprivileged schools through Invictus Foundation.

Obinwanne Okeke Fun Facts

  • Obinwanne Okeke was born on November 9, 1987 in Ukpor village, Anambra state, as the 17th child of a polygamous father.
  • He was raised by his mother and other relatives before his father’s death when he was only 16.
  • Okeke is the founder of Invictus Group.
  • In 2016, the Nigerian entrepreneur was named by Forbes as one of ’30 Entrepreneurs Under 30 to Watch’.
  • Okeke holds a bachelors and a master’s degrees (MA) in International Relations and Counter Terrorism (with distinction) from Monash University, Australia.
  • While in Australia, Okeke founded Literacy Africa International to raise awareness about literacy problem among children in Africa.
  • In 2017, Okeke was nominated in the Young African Business Leader (West Africa) category for the All Africa Business Leaders Awards ( AABLA).
  • He was listed on Forbes 100 Most Influential Young Africans in 2018.
  • Okeke named his company, Invictus, after one of Nelson Mandela’s favourite poems, written by William Ernest Henley, which talks about the undefeated and unconquerable soul of a hard worker, from an impoverished background.

Obinwanne Okeke fraud allegation

On August 16, 2019, a worldwide news broke out that alleged young entrepreneur, Obinwanne Okeke was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the United States for a wire fraud valued at $12 Million after hacking UNATRAC Holding Limited’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Office365 account which he accessed 464 times.

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  • What a shame. His laurels and achievements are built on falsehood.

  • He studied criminology but was traced via email. What an irony! 😂😂😂😂

  • Most Nigerian so-called entrepreneurs or self made folks are criminals in disguise. E-money is another person.

  • But they should have pardoned him. At least he used the money to set up himself unlike the yeroba yahoo Boys who spend their money in clubs

    • And that is enough reason to pardon a criminal who has defrauded people of their honest living… wow

  • Fidelis nwankwo says:

    I have never been so disappointed. Almost recommended him to my son as a role model.

  • This is why I don’t envy most Nigerians without antecedents.

  • Okanlawon says:

    This was the dude whose achievments was used as a reference point to other Nigerian youths. We celebrate crime in Nigeria.

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