NOVA Merchant Bank chairman Phillips Oduoza’s son dies at 27

NOVA Merchant Bank Phillips Oduoza late son

Emeka Oduoza, son of chairman of NOVA Merchant Bank Phillips Oduoza, has died in New York, United States aged 27.

The investment banker, a member of Blackstone, one of the largest financial institutions in the world, died last weekend.

According to the family, Oduoza was renowned for his excellence, dedication, and impact within the financial landscape in the States.

The family also said his career has been marked by consistent dedication to his craft, a vision for growth, and an unwavering commitment to the principles that underscore the world of finance.

Born in New York, the young Oduoza spent his life cultivating relationships, pursuing passions, and leaving a lasting mark on those fortunate enough to have known him, said the family.


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“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. 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,” Blackstone said in a statement.

“Beyond his 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,” Blackstone further said.

He is survived by his parents, Jumai and Phillips Oduoza, his brother, Uzoma; nephew, sister in law, numerous uncles, aunties and cousins.

The deceased will be buried on September 5 in Los Angeles, California, United States.