Emeka Oduoza, the son of the Chairman of NOVA Merchant Bank, Phillips Oduoza, has passed on, aged 27.
Phillips Oduoza is also a former Group Managing Director of the United Bank for Africa (UBA).
Emeka, a promising investment banker, died at the weekend in New York, United States.
Until his death, Emeka was a reputable and valued member of Blackstone, one of the largest financial institutions in the world.
The young Oduoza had a repution for excellence, dedication, and impact within the financial landscape in the US.
Emeka’s career was marked by consistent dedication to his craft, a vision for growth, and an unwavering commitment to the principles that underscore the world of finance.
Emeka Oduoza, born in New York, spent his life cultivating relationships, pursuing passions, and leaving a lasting mark on those fortunate enough to have known him.
“Emeka was not only a beloved family member and friend, but he was also a distinguished member of the Blackstone community.
“His exceptional skills and commitment to his work as a Blackstone member made him a valued and respected colleague. He approached his responsibilities with unwavering dedication and a deep sense of integrity, leaving an indelible impression on all who had the privilege of working with him,” Blackstone said in a statement.
“Beyond his professional achievements, Emeka had a passion for life that was infectious. He had an insatiable curiosity and a thirst for knowledge, which led him to explore the world and engage in meaningful conversations with people from all walks of life. His ability to connect with others on a genuine level made him a true friend to many,” Blackstone further said.
The young Emeka’s legacy is a testament to his character and the impact he had on those around him. He leaves behind a legacy of kindness, generosity, and a commitment to excellence.
Emeka is survived by his parents, Jumai and Phillips Oduoza, his brother, Uzoma, nephew, sister in law, numerous uncles, aunties and cousins.
He will be buried on September 5 in Los Angeles, California, US.