Christopher Ikechukwu Okonkwo Ezego, better known as Ezego of Ihiala, was a Nigerian billionaire businessman who was born on December 25, 1964, in Ihiala, Anambra State. He was the founder and chairman of Ezego Group, a conglomerate with interests in transportation, real estate, and manufacturing.
Ezego was a controversial figure, and his source of wealth was often questioned. However, he was also a philanthropist who donated generously to charities and community development projects. He was killed in a car accident on his birthday in 1999.
His son, Ikechukwu Sunday Okonkwo, is a reality TV star who is known by his stage name Cross. Cross revealed that his father was Ezego during his time on the Big Brother Naija show in 2021 and All Stars 2023.
Here are some of the things that made Ezego a controversial figure:
- His wealth came from unknown sources.
- He was accused of using violence to intimidate his business rivals.
- He was involved in a number of legal disputes.
Despite the controversy surrounding him, Ezego was a successful businessman who made a significant impact on the Nigerian economy. He is remembered as a generous philanthropist and a visionary entrepreneur.