Emeka, son of Phillips Oduoza, chairman of NOVA Merchant
Bank, is dead.
Emeka, an investment banker, reportedly died at the weekend
in New York, United States.
He was aged 27.
Until his death, Emeka was a “valued and respected” member
of Blackstone, a private investment banking company based in New York City.
According to an obituary statement, Emeka “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,” Blackstone said in a statement.
“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.
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.”
Emeka is survived by Jumai and Phillips Oduoza, his parents;
Uzoma, his brother; nephew, sister-in-law, numerous uncles, aunties and
He will be buried on September 5 in Los Angeles, California,
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