Uju Kennedy-Ohanenye, born on December 23, 1973, in Nigeria, is a distinguished legal professional and entrepreneur who has left an indelible mark on various sectors. Graduating with a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, in 1996, she swiftly joined the Nigerian Bar the following year, showcasing her early dedication and competence in the field of law. Her academic journey continued with the attainment of a Master of Laws degree from the University of Abuja in 2002, further solidifying her expertise in legal matters.

Kennedy-Ohanenye’s influence transcends the legal domain as she ventures into real estate and education, demonstrating her versatility and commitment to multifaceted endeavors. As the CEO of Uju Kennedy-Ohanenye & Co, she offers invaluable legal counsel to individuals and corporations, ensuring the protection of their legal rights and interests. Additionally, she founded and leads the Uju Kennedy-Ohanenye Academy, an esteemed educational institution dedicated to nurturing future leaders through quality education.

In the dynamic landscape of Nollywood, Kennedy-Ohanenye shines as a prominent producer, enriching the industry with captivating titles such as “Mama Onboard,” “The Senator,” “The Governor,” and “The President.” Her involvement underscores her passion for storytelling and her desire to contribute to the vibrant Nigerian entertainment scene. Moreover, her leadership as the president of the Association of Nollywood Producers (ANP) reflects her commitment to advancing the interests of industry professionals.

A trailblazer in politics, Kennedy-Ohanenye’s historic candidacy for the Nigerian presidency in the 2023 general elections marked a pivotal moment for women’s representation in the All Progressives Congress (APC). Her platform prioritized critical issues such as women’s empowerment, economic development, security, and anti-corruption, resonating with a diverse range of constituents. Despite stepping down from the presidential race, her endorsement of Bola Tinubu showcased her dedication to advancing the party’s agenda and fostering unity within the APC.

Recognizing her exemplary leadership and unwavering commitment to national development, President Bola Tinubu appointed Kennedy-Ohanenye as the Minister of Women Affairs in August 2023. Her appointment not only underscores her competence and leadership qualities but also positions her as a beacon of hope for women across Nigeria. Pledging to tackle gender-based violence and enhance women’s economic empowerment, Kennedy-Ohanenye’s tenure as Minister of Women Affairs promises transformative change and progress for the nation.