Prince Ned Nwoko

Prince Ned Munir Nwoko (born December 21, 1960), is a Nigerian lawyer, politician and philanthropist. He was a member of the House of Representatives (Nigeria) between 1999 and 2003 representing Aniocha North-South and Oshimili North-South.

In January 2020, he undertook a symbolic expedition to Antarctica to flag off a Malaria Eradication Project. That made him the first black African to visit the South Pole Antarctica.

Ned Nwoko was into the Nwoko royal family, Idumuje Ugboko kingdom in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State. He received primary and secondary school education in Nigeria.

He moved to the United Kingdom to get his first degree in law and history at the University of Keele, Staffordshire UK. He also attended King's College London, where he received an LLM in maritime and commercial law. Ned Nwoko was subsequently called to the English bar, at Lincoln's Inn

Nwoko began his legal career as a prosecutor for the crown and qualified as a solicitor of the supreme court of England and Wales. He worked at Kumars Solicitors and Pascaldiers & Co Solicitors before establishing Ned Nwoko & Co Solicitors in London.

Nwoko was secretary general, Nigerian legal practitioners UK and was visiting adviser, citizens’ advice bureau, based in London. He received an Honorary Doctorate degree in Letters (D.Litt.) by Commonwealth University College, Belize and honorary doctorate degree in science by the Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun FUPRE, Delta state.

Nwoko returned to Nigeria in December 1998 to contribute to the enthronement of a viable democratic institution in the country following the military disengagement from power, after long years of military dictatorship.

Ned Nwoko married Nigerian Nollywood actress Regina Daniels in 2019. On May 31, 2020, Ned announced that he was expecting a baby boy with his current wife.

Awards and recognition

  • 2018: Africa Value Awards - Effective Leadership and Youth Empowerment
  • 2019: Peace Achievers Awards
  • 2019: Delta Role Model Awards - Humanitarian Services
  • 2019: Prime Excellence Recognition Awards - Man of the year
  • 2019: Abuja AR Reporters Awards- Man of the year 2019
  • 2019: Suncity Champions of Democracy Awards - Humanitarian Services
  • 2019: 5 stars awards for Tourism Development in Africa
  • 2019: University of Nigeria, Nsukka Nigeria Philanthropy Awards
  • 2019: Anti corruption crusader Awards
  • 2019: All Africa Music Awards AFRIMMA - Africa Community Impact Awards