If you were to go to Nnewi today and drink a cup of water, I assure you it would taste the same as the one you are used to. So would a plate of jollof-rice or a mound of Akpu at the local Buka. Mosquitoes also exist here as does sporadic electricity, so in short, Nnewi is a mirror reflection of any other Nigerian town.
Except for one major difference.
Relative to size, Nnewi (below), Anambra's second largest city has produced more millionaires to date, than anywhere else in Africa
The Igbo, who sometimes refer to themselves as the ‘Jews of Africa’, have entrepreneurship in their blood. They have built themselves from the ground up, with little help from the government, after a controversial policy left them all with 20 pounds each, regardless of their bank balance, at the end of the Nigerian civil war in 1970.
But Nnewi was already on the map before this and we will go back to right where it all started namely with one man, Louis Odumegwu Ojukwu (below).