Prince Ned Nwoko: The Billionaire Businessman Behind One of Nigeria’s Designated Tourist Sites -Manny Ita
Prince Ned Munir Nwoko is perhaps known more about having swooned beautiful and young Nollywood actress Regina Daniels to become his wife, than a lot more other, due to the age difference between the wealthy businessman cum politician and the Nollywood teenage actress. And who begrudges that? Y’know he might well be described as good wine which only tastes better with age.
But seriously, this vintage wine has a lot more credits to his name than many people know. He is a lawyer of repute, having been tutored in the vocation at some of the finest law institutions in the world. Ned is also a politician and of course a consummate businessman.
He was a member of the Nigerian House of Representatives between 1999 and 2003. He represented Aniocha North-South and Oshimili North-South in Delta State, Nigeria. He is a strong pillar in Delta State People Democratic Party (PDP).
A Muslim, Prince Ned Nwoko was born on 21st December 1959 into the Royal Palace of Idumuje-Ugboko in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State in the south southern part of Nigeria; a place he has transformed into a top rate tourist attraction with an eye-popping edifice, nicknamed “Castle in the Air.”
The castle is a combination of Arabian and western designs complemented with a royal traditional touch which experts have described as a tourist destination.
The home has a zoo with many species of wild and weird animals including Crocodiles, Ostriches, Horses, Sea Eagles, Porcupines, Monkeys, Rabbits, amongst others. Another section of the land has fish ponds that have about 50 thousand catfish and other species of fishes in them.
Apart from these, the land also has poultry section with more than 5000 chickens while another part of the land is filled with thousands of palm trees. Just behind the main castle is an Olympic size swimming pool and a lawn tennis court, with a standard table tennis adjacent in it, estimated to be worth about N10 billion. The castle is situated 1000 feet above sea level which makes it the highest point in Delta State.
Prince Ned Nwoko completed his primary and secondary school education in Aniocha, Delta State in the south southern part of Nigeria and obtained both his First School Leaving Certificate and West African Senior School Certificate. After completing his primary and secondary school education, Ned Nwoko proceeded to the University of Keele in Staffordshire, United Kingdom and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and History.
After obtaining his first degree, Ned Nwoko proceeded to King’s College London in the United Kingdom and obtained a Master’s Degree in Law. After obtaining his master’s degree, Ned Nwoko proceeded to Commonwealth University College in Belize, United Kingdom and obtained his honorary Doctorate Degree in Law.
After completing his tertiary education, Ned Nwoko set up and maintained one of the leading law firms in the United Kingdom, where he claims to have practiced as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales. However, he cannot be found on the law society database as a registered solicitor in the United Kingdom.
Ned Nwoko became a member of the Nigerian House of Representatives between 1999 and 2003 during the regime of President Olusegun Obasanjo, representing Aniocha North-South and Oshimili North-South of Delta State in the south southern part of Nigeria.
In April 2019, Ned Nwoko created history in Nigeria after he married his sixth wife, the 18 years old teenage Nollywood actress, Regina Daniels in a secret wedding ceremony attended by few family members and friends. The news of his wedding to the teenage actress blazed the internet and became a piece of very trending news in Nigeria.
Ned Nwoko is currently one of the richest and most influential personality and public figure in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $1.2
The young Thespian wife of the business mogul, Regina Daniels who has been criticized for marrying her older partner because of his money, has placated her critics to see her as an adult after recently getting married the 59-year-old billionaire.
In a video captioned “13 things you don’t know about me”, which she shared on her Youtube channel, Regina Daniels TV, said she had been an adult since birth, and spoke also of her lifestyle, her journey so far in the Nollywood and movie industry as well as other challenges she had faced in life while growing up as a kid.
Ned Nwoko had a child (his first son) with his Moroccan lover, whom he sadly lost in the UK. Tarik, a 22-year-old was a Law student at the North Staffordshire University in the United Kingdom where he died in his sleep in the early hours of Monday, 8th December 2014.
Ned has written and published many articles and is also the author of two books; “Nigeria: Time for all Hands on Deck”, 1991 (London) and “Criminal Law Procedures in England and Wales”, 1994 (London)
At 59, with six wives and children, and a track record of impeccable feats and legacies, Ned Nwoko is indeed a fulfilled man.