Biography of Princess Fifi Ekanem Ejindu: Net Worth, Marriage, Age and Career.
Princess Fifi Ekanem Ejindu (born in 1962 in Ibadan, Nigeria) is a Nigerian Billionaire businesswoman, architect and philanthropist. she is the great-granddaughter of King James Ekpo Bassey of Cobham Town in Calabar, Nigeria.
Princess Fifi Ekanem Ejindu Background
Fifi is the great-granddaughter of James Ekpo Bassey, an Efik monarch of the colonial era whose seat was in Cobham Town, Calabar, Nigeria. King Bassey, her mother’s grandfather, was crowned king of Cobham Town by representatives of Queen Victoria in 1893. As a result of this heritage, Princess Fifi uses the title of H.H. The Obonganwan King James socially.
The princess was born Offiong Ekanem Ejindu in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State, Nigeria. She was also raised there.
Her father, Professor Sylvester Joseph Una, studied at the Trinity College in Dublin and Brown University in the United States. He was the first Minister of Health in the former eastern region of Nigeria, and a member of the National Parliament in the lead up to independence. He then pursued an academic career and became one of the first indigenous lecturers at the University of Ibadan. Princess Fifi’s mother, the Obonganwan Ekpa Una, was also educated in England.
Princess Fifi attended UNC Charlotte.
Fifi then went on to study architecture at Pratt Institute, a private design college in Brooklyn, New York. In 1983 she graduated from Pratt, becoming the first black African woman to be awarded a B.Arch. from the institute. After graduating, Fifi took courses at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology before she went on to work at a private firm in New York City. Fifi then returned to Pratt Institute to get her Masters in Urban Planning after which she returned to Nigeria.
On her return to Nigeria, Ejindu started the Starcrest Group of companies. The company started in 1995, and comprises Starcrest Investment Ltd., Starcrest Associates Ltd. and Starcrest Industries Ltd, all involved in real estate, oil and gas, and building construction.
In 2013, she was awarded the African Achievers African Arts and Fashion Lifetime Achievement award
Fifi Ejindu Age
Fifi Ejindu is 60 years old.
Fifi attended the Senior Staff Primary School at the university campus of the University of Ibadan and later attended secondary school at Queens College, Yaba, Lagos. She graduated with a B.Arch from the prestigious Pratt Institute School of Architecture in Brooklyn, New York, and is the first black African woman to do so. She also has a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from the same Institute.
Fifi Ejindu Family Life
Fifi Ejindu is happily married to Amechi Ejindu. Amechi is also a business tycoon owning numerous architecture firms in Abuja. Although Amechi is not as famous as his wife, he is one of the richest men in Nigeria.
Fifi Ejindu and Amechi Ejindu are blessed with a son Ejindu Jnr. He is also an architect and works alongside his mother.
Fifi Ejindu Net Worth
Net Worth: $600 million.