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Bishop Emma Okonkwo, Billionaire Who Didn’t Allow Loss Of His Leg To Deter Him by Anambralstson: 11:53am On Apr 05
Unveiling Emma Bishop Okonkwo, The Billionaire Who Didn’t Allow The Loss Of His Leg To Deter Him

Some grass to grace stories are just superb and terrific materials for legends – and a very good example is that of Emmanuel Bishop Okonkwo, one of Nigeria’s richest men and billionaires.
Born ‘without any blemish’, unconfirmed sources told YES INTERNATIONAL! Magazine that Emma Bishop, like he is widely known and addressed, lost one of his legs to accident. But rather than allow himself to be deterred by that, the Chairman of Ekulo Group of Companies, with hundreds of people in his employment, now jokes about that. So much so that during a visit by some of his kinsmen years ago to seek his financial assistance, he allegedly took off his artificial leg, joking that instead of two-legged men to assist a one-legged man, the reverse was the case. Thus, infecting and infesting the whole atmosphere with so much laughter.

A self-made man, Odenigbo Amichi (one of his numerous titles) could be likened to the proverbial King Midas; anything he touches automatically turns to gold.

Incorporating his company, Ekulo International Limited, with head office then on 30, Isale Agbede Street, Lagos, on July 3, 1984, the business has today metamorphosed into an oak tree. Initially into trading, they have since diversified into manufacturing and et al.
Now a group of companies, with Ekulo International Limited, Prize Destructioners Nigeria Limited, Ekulo Industries Limited, Evans Industries Limited and Ekulo Pharmaceuticals Limited as subsidiaries, the man is worth billions.

The franchise owners/manufacturers of popular brands like Eva Wine, Goya Oil, Adonko Bitters, Mayonnaise, Sardine, Eva Soap, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Baron de Valls Wine, Don Simon Drink, Meditol Soap, to mention but a few, their headquarters have since shifted to highbrow Victoria Island. With factories and branches scattered here and there.
Decorated as an Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic by ex-President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan in 2011, he started out in Onitsha, Anambra State, before berthing years later in Lagos, Nigeria’s then capital, where fame and fortune located him almost immediately.

Born on December 31, 1960, his late father was a shoe dealer, which obviously must have been where and how he fell in love with business. A native of Ichi, near Nnewi, Anambra State, his education couldn’t advance beyond Okongwu Memorial Grammar School, Nnewi. But via interminable reading and travelling, the man has so expanded his horizon and outlook that except you are told you will classify him among the graduates.

Married to Ngozi, a.k.a Mmili Aku, and blessed with wonderful children, his father’s plan was to hand him over his shoe business. Which he declined and resisted, choosing instead to pursue his own vision and dream. A move that ultimately paid off, and very handsomely too.

A proud member of the Knights of Saint Christopher, the white-loving businessman who also holds the title of Okpuluisizuluora of Amichi is heavily into philanthropy.

One of his Rolls Royce carries the customised number plate: Okpuluisi, which literally means the one who does for all.

Highlife music kings, Oliver de Coque and Osita Osadebe, also documented same as well as his many businesses in their various albums before they bowed out. Thus, making him a household name, especially East of the Niger.

https://theyesng.com/2018/11/09/unveiling-emma-bishop-okonkwo-the-billionaire-who-didnt-allow-the-loss-of-his-leg-to-deter-him/

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Re: Bishop Emma Okonkwo, Billionaire Who Didn’t Allow Loss Of His Leg To Deter Him by Anambralstson: 12:01pm On Apr 05
Ekulo Wine World own by Emma Bishop Okonkwo is Nigeria's foremost authentic wine and spirits dealer, Nigeria's biggest importer and supplier

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Re: Bishop Emma Okonkwo, Billionaire Who Didn’t Allow Loss Of His Leg To Deter Him by nwanyionitsha: 12:04pm On Apr 05
Which mayonnaise does he have franchise for?
I only knew of his Goya franchise.
Great men everywhere.

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Re: Bishop Emma Okonkwo, Billionaire Who Didn’t Allow Loss Of His Leg To Deter Him by Anambralstson: 12:12pm On Apr 05
Emma Okonkwo is the owner of Evans Industries is a foremost Limited Liability Company incorporated in Nigeria in 1992 for manufacturing, sales and distribution of quality soaps, cosmetics and household items.

Presently we run six brands of soap namely:
i. EVA SOAP- consists of Baby Soap and ten variants Complexion Care Soaps namely Classic, Gold, Ivory, Pearl, Forever, Herbal, Romantics, Natural Fairness, Fresh, and Moringa.
ii. MEDITOL SOAP – is of three ranges namely:
a) Medicated and Antiseptic Soaps – Original, Gentle, Herbal, Cool and Classic.
b) Medicated Soap - Antibacterial and Anti Mosquito
c) Whitening Soap -Vita plus
iii. HAWAII SOAP (Whitening soap with Herbal extract) – has two variants namely Carrot and Papaya Calamasi
iv. GINO SOAP (Beauty Soap) - consist of five variants namely Royal, Vintage, Care, Charisma and Moringa.
v. UNIK SOAP - has three ranges namely Prickly Heat (Antibacterial soap), Four Seasons (Whitening soap) and Baby soap.
vi. BLOSSOM LIGHT - is of two variants, Pink and White.

Evans is one of the subsidiaries of Ekulo Group of Companies,

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Re: Bishop Emma Okonkwo, Billionaire Who Didn’t Allow Loss Of His Leg To Deter Him by Importanter: 12:13pm On Apr 05
He's an inspiration to his people.









Check my Siggy!

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Re: Bishop Emma Okonkwo, Billionaire Who Didn’t Allow Loss Of His Leg To Deter Him by Anambralstson: 12:17pm On Apr 05
Ekulo group

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Re: Bishop Emma Okonkwo, Billionaire Who Didn’t Allow Loss Of His Leg To Deter Him by SLAP44: 12:22pm On Apr 05
Clean name with clean money.

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Re: Bishop Emma Okonkwo, Billionaire Who Didn’t Allow Loss Of His Leg To Deter Him by Anambralstson: 12:31pm On Apr 05
Ekulo branches in Nigeria

Ekulo Industries Limited

3 Ekulo Street, Onitsha, Anambra State, Nigeria

Evans Industries Limited 10, Vori Close, Off Acme Road, Ogba Industrial Estate, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria.

Ekulo International Limited – Trans Amadi Industrial Layout, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.

Ekulo International Limited – Niger Street, Kano State

Ekulo Wine World Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria







Pictures below his massive industrial estate in Onitsha, Anambra state

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Re: Bishop Emma Okonkwo, Billionaire Who Didn’t Allow Loss Of His Leg To Deter Him by Anambralstson: 12:36pm On Apr 05
Lalasticlala

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Re: Bishop Emma Okonkwo, Billionaire Who Didn’t Allow Loss Of His Leg To Deter Him by gidgiddy: 12:37pm On Apr 05
I will never forget the day I saw his country home in Ichi. I knew he was a very rich man but the day I saw the 'Castle' of a home he built in his village, I felt like like fainting. His money is on another level

The man is one of the richest men in Anambra

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Re: Bishop Emma Okonkwo, Billionaire Who Didn’t Allow Loss Of His Leg To Deter Him by Firstorderwizard(m): 12:47pm On Apr 05
Good
Re: Bishop Emma Okonkwo, Billionaire Who Didn’t Allow Loss Of His Leg To Deter Him by joeprince23(m): 12:56pm On Apr 05
Bishop okonkwo onye ego na ichi, you won't know until you visit his country home in Anambra. This guy alone own many franchise in Nigeria beverage and grocery industry,starting from being Goya oil

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Re: Bishop Emma Okonkwo, Billionaire Who Didn’t Allow Loss Of His Leg To Deter Him by presented007(m): 1:11pm On Apr 05
Wow very educative bro nice one

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Re: Bishop Emma Okonkwo, Billionaire Who Didn’t Allow Loss Of His Leg To Deter Him by gidgiddy: 1:20pm On Apr 05
joeprince23:
Bishop okonkwo onye ego na Nnewi-ichi

His own Ichi is different from Nnewi-ichi but they are not so far away from each other which might confuse some people.

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Re: Bishop Emma Okonkwo, Billionaire Who Didn’t Allow Loss Of His Leg To Deter Him by Unlimitk(m): 1:40pm On Apr 05
Eh eh,these people don come with their chest beating

Always trying hard to make ppl notice u guys
Mtcgeww who get time for u

Please who know this anambra first son guy

I av a feeling he is being paid by anambra state government or a powerful Igbo organization to be spreading useless topics about ibos we dont need.

Sometimes when this guy post,I just feel somehow dumb,reading d crap this guy is posting always on nairaland

Like, doesn't this guy have a job?

Even I have to leave nairaland for some time to live myself rather than be a hopeless person who has never achieved anything in life posting about other ppl who give no crap about him

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Re: Bishop Emma Okonkwo, Billionaire Who Didn’t Allow Loss Of His Leg To Deter Him by Engrgabi: 1:42pm On Apr 05
anambra people!! If only they have oil like bayelsa, i swear Dangote go hide face.

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Re: Bishop Emma Okonkwo, Billionaire Who Didn’t Allow Loss Of His Leg To Deter Him by Olanipekun1: 1:46pm On Apr 05
wait na Bishop own all these products popular in the market shocked

wahlayi this man is forkinly rich shocked

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Re: Bishop Emma Okonkwo, Billionaire Who Didn’t Allow Loss Of His Leg To Deter Him by OMANBALA1: 1:49pm On Apr 05
Emma Bishop Okonkwo, Eze Enyimba na Ozubulu!
Odenigbo na Ichi!
Okpuluisizuluora onu!

A shrewd businessman man.

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Re: Bishop Emma Okonkwo, Billionaire Who Didn’t Allow Loss Of His Leg To Deter Him by OMANBALA1: 1:50pm On Apr 05
Unlimitk:
Eh eh,these people don come with their chest beating

Always trying hard to make ppl notice u guys
Mtcgeww who get time for u

Please who know this anambra first son guy

I av a feeling he is being paid by anambra state government or a powerful Igbo organization to be spreading useless topics about ibos we dont need.

Sometimes when this guy post,I just feel somehow dumb,reading d crap this guy is posting always on nairaland

Like, doesn't this guy have a job?

Even I have to leave nairaland for some time to live myself rather than be a hopeless person who has never achieved anything in life posting about other ppl who give no crap about him

Then, look the other way. Dont notice them. Na waa!

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Re: Bishop Emma Okonkwo, Billionaire Who Didn’t Allow Loss Of His Leg To Deter Him by Anambralstson: 1:58pm On Apr 05
presented007:
Wow very educative bro nice one
Thanks



More about EKulo group US

Ekulo Distribution Co. USA, Inc Member of Ekulo Group International, an international trading and distributing company based in Fontana, California. USA

They specialized in supplying Global buyers/importers variety of American products including: Food and Beverages, Health, Beauty products and Home supplies with first class pricing.




Members of the Ekulo Group of Companies include the following:

Ekulo International Limited
Prize Destructiners Nigeria Limited
Evans Industries Limited
Ekulo Pharmaceuticals Limited ( Formerly EMCK Nigeria Limited)
Ekulo Distribution USA, Inc

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Re: Bishop Emma Okonkwo, Billionaire Who Didn’t Allow Loss Of His Leg To Deter Him by SLAP44: 1:59pm On Apr 05
This guy filled up a large swampy part of main market to create a shopping line.

Too much money.

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Re: Bishop Emma Okonkwo, Billionaire Who Didn’t Allow Loss Of His Leg To Deter Him by jom28gy(m): 2:23pm On Apr 05
this man has money, who knows how i will make me own?

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Re: Bishop Emma Okonkwo, Billionaire Who Didn’t Allow Loss Of His Leg To Deter Him by Nbote(m): 2:29pm On Apr 05
Unlimitk:
Eh eh,these people don come with their chest beating

Always trying hard to make ppl notice u guys
Mtcgeww who get time for u

Please who know this anambra first son guy

I av a feeling he is being paid by anambra state government or a powerful Igbo organization to be spreading useless topics about ibos we dont need.

Sometimes when this guy post,I just feel somehow dumb,reading d crap this guy is posting always on nairaland

Like, doesn't this guy have a job?

Even I have to leave nairaland for some time to live myself rather than be a hopeless person who has never achieved anything in life posting about other ppl who give no crap about him

U sound like someone who doesn't have any job considering U are busy monitoring what d OP posts and poking ur nose in other ppl's businesses. He created a thread dat didn't have anything to do with U or ur ppl but U somehow had to jump in

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Re: Bishop Emma Okonkwo, Billionaire Who Didn’t Allow Loss Of His Leg To Deter Him by chiefobdk(m): 2:42pm On Apr 05
joeprince23:
Bishop okonkwo onye ego na Nnewi-ichi

He is not from Nnewi-ichi.

He is from Ichi


Nnewi-ichi is a village in Nnewi..
Ichi is a neighboring town to Nnewi

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Re: Bishop Emma Okonkwo, Billionaire Who Didn’t Allow Loss Of His Leg To Deter Him by chiefobdk(m): 2:44pm On Apr 05
Unlimitk:
Eh eh,these people don come with their chest beating

Always trying hard to make ppl notice u guys
Mtcgeww who get time for u

Please who know this anambra first son guy

I av a feeling he is being paid by anambra state government or a powerful Igbo organization to be spreading useless topics about ibos we dont need.

Sometimes when this guy post,I just feel somehow dumb,reading d crap this guy is posting always on nairaland

Like, doesn't this guy have a job?

Even I have to leave nairaland for some time to live myself rather than be a hopeless person who has never achieved anything in life posting about other ppl who give no crap about him
Unlimitk:
Eh eh,these people don come with their chest beating

Always trying hard to make ppl notice u guys
Mtcgeww who get time for u

Please who know this anambra first son guy

I av a feeling he is being paid by anambra state government or a powerful Igbo organization to be spreading useless topics about ibos we dont need.

Sometimes when this guy post,I just feel somehow dumb,reading d crap this guy is posting always on nairaland

Like, doesn't this guy have a job?

Even I have to leave nairaland for some time to live myself rather than be a hopeless person who has never achieved anything in life posting about other ppl who give no crap about him
Unlimitk:
Eh eh,these people don come with their chest beating

Always trying hard to make ppl notice u guys
Mtcgeww who get time for u

Please who know this anambra first son guy

I av a feeling he is being paid by anambra state government or a powerful Igbo organization to be spreading useless topics about ibos we dont need.

Sometimes when this guy post,I just feel somehow dumb,reading d crap this guy is posting always on nairaland

Like, doesn't this guy have a job?

Even I have to leave nairaland for some time to live myself rather than be a hopeless person who has never achieved anything in life posting about other ppl who give no crap about him

Sivia pains. Ur hatred is costing you a lot,

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Re: Bishop Emma Okonkwo, Billionaire Who Didn’t Allow Loss Of His Leg To Deter Him by kallmemrB: 2:59pm On Apr 05
May God continue to bless him... Never knew Great people like this still exist..it's always good to be humble

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Re: Bishop Emma Okonkwo, Billionaire Who Didn’t Allow Loss Of His Leg To Deter Him by DonXavi(m): 3:05pm On Apr 05
Unlimitk:
Eh eh,these people don come with their chest beating

Always trying hard to make ppl notice u guys
Mtcgeww who get time for u

Please who know this anambra first son guy

I av a feeling he is being paid by anambra state government or a powerful Igbo organization to be spreading useless topics about ibos we dont need.

Sometimes when this guy post,I just feel somehow dumb,reading d crap this guy is posting always on nairaland

Like, doesn't this guy have a job?

Even I have to leave nairaland for some time to live myself rather than be a hopeless person who has never achieved anything in life posting about other ppl who give no crap about him
See paniment!!! grin grin grin This kind of pain will not allow you to ever get fat. bitterness will always make one to look skinny like stckfish.

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