Who is Charles Soludo?
Charles Soludo is a Nigerian politician and economics professor. He is the incumbent Governor of Anambra State and he was also the former Governor and Chairman of the board of directors of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
Charles Soludo’s full name is Charles Chukwuma Soludo. He was born on July 28, 1960, in Isuofia Town, Aguata Local Government Area, Anambra State. He was born and raised by his parents – Pa Nze Simeon Nwankwo Soludo and Mrs Mgbafor. Charles Soludo is 61 years old, as of March 2022.
Charles Soludo lost his mother at a young age. He had his primary and secondary education in Uga Boys High School, Anambra State. He proceeded to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), Enugu State where he bagged a first-class honours degree in Economics in 1984. He furthered his education by obtaining a Master’s degree in Economics from the same University of Nigeria (UNN) in 1987.
He also later obtained a Doctorate degree (PhD) in Economics from the same university in 1989. Charles Soludo became a professor of Economics in 1998.
Charles Soludo’s marriage and wedding
Charles Soludo is happily married to his beloved wife, Nonye Soludo. According to information gathered by DNB Stories Africa, the couple got married on December 26, 1992, and they have been together for 29 years. Their union is blessed with six children – four girls and two boys.
About Charles Soludo’s wife – Nonye Soludo
Nonye Soludo is the legally wedded wife of Professor Charles Soludo. Her full name is Nonyelum Frances Soludo. She was born on July 31, 1970, and she is currently 51 years old.
She hails from Isuofia Town in Aguata Local Government Area, Anambra State – the same place as her husband. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 1995. She later proceeded to do her Master’s degree in Accounting and Finance at the University of Westminster, in the United Kingdom in 2006.
Nonye Soludo, who is now the first lady of Anambra State, is also a businesswoman. She is the founder and CEO of a food company called “Royal Foods”. The company is located both in Nigeria and the United Kingdom. She is also a blogger and the managing director of a real estate company called “Charles Frances Properties” in London.
She owns the health and lifestyle blog called Nonye’s Healthy Living.
Nonye Soludo weight loss
Nonye Soludo used to be on the big side but she later shed the weight through hard work and dedication to a healthy lifestyle. She now uses her weight loss transformation journey to inspire other women.
Charles Soludo’s children
Charles Soludo is a proud father of six children – four girls and two boys.
List of Soludo’s children:
- Ozonna Soludo
- Adaora Ifeatu Soludo
- Chinua Naetochuckwu Soludo
- Ekene Olamma Soludo
- Oduko Soludo and
- Zikora Soludo
About Charles Soludo’s children
Ozonna Soludo (@ozonna_)
Soludo’s first son, Ozonna Soludo is an artist, songwriter and content creator who has gained some popularity in the entertainment industry. He was born on February 11, 1994, and is currently 28 years old as of March 2022. He had his primary and secondary education in Ampleforth College, NewYorkshire, England. He enrolled at Ashbourne College, London for his A-levels and later earned a vocal degree at the Institute of Contemporary Music, London in 2014.
Adaora Ifeatu Soludo (@adaorasoludo)
Adaora Ifeatu Soludo is Soludo’s first daughter and second born. She was born on May 9, 1995, and is currently 26 years old, as of March 2022. She is an entrepreneur and a digital strategist. She is the founder of the luxury fashion brand, @aorahstudio. She bagged a Master’s degree from the prestigious Imperial College, London.
Chinua Naetochukwu Soludo
Chinua Naetochukwu Soludo was born on July 8. He is the second son and third born of the Soludos.
Ekene Olamma Soludo
Ekene Olamma Soludo was born on February 10, 2000. She is currently 22 years old as of March 2022. She is a photographer and a content creator.
Oduko Soludo is the third daughter of the Soludos. She was born on August 6, 2005, and is currently 17 years old as of March 2022.
Zikora Soludo is the last born of the Soludos. Not much information is known about her.
How Charles Soludo started his political career
Charles Soludo has always had a knack for scholarly duties right from when he was young. He is an expert in the business of macroeconomics and he has been a visiting scholar and a consultant for various international organizations and institutions.
In 2003, Charles Soludo was appointed as the chief economics adviser to Olusegun Obasanjo, a two-term President of Nigeria. He was also the Chief Executive Officer of the National Planning Commission of Nigeria. In 2004, he was appointed as the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria. He was preceded by Joseph Oladele Sanusi and succeeded by Sanusi Lamido Sanusi in 2009.
In 2009, Soludo picked the nomination form to run for the Governor of Anambra State under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Unfortunately, he lost to Peter Obi who belonged to the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA). The election was largely described as “free and fair” with Peter Obi winning by a large margin.
In 2013, Soludo joined the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) and picked a nomination form to run for the governorship election. Unfortunately, he was disqualified by the APGA screening committee.
That didn’t stop him. In 2019, he was appointed as a member of the Economic Advisory Council (EAC) to President Mohammed Buhari. In 2021, he picked another nomination form to run for the governorship election again, and this time he won the election. He assumed office on 17th March 2022 as the incumbent Governor of Anambra State. He is preceded by Willie Obiano, the former Governor of Anambra State.