Who is Joseph EzeOkafor Snr? Jowizaza’s father: Biography, Age, Net Worth and Source of Wealth

Joseph EzeOkafor Snr


Chief Joseph Ebere EzeOkafor (Snr.) is an Anambra-born Nigerian billionaire from Ekwulobia, Anambra State. He is a Nigerian businessman, an oil tycoon, and a Philanthropist.

Chief Joseph EzeOkafor is the founder of Jezco oil and the father of Nigerian businessman and socialite Jowi Zaza. Chief EzeOkafor was born on April 30 1952.

He founded the famous oil and gas firm Jezco Oil and Jezco Lubricants in the 1970s. The company currently operates filling stations with retail stores across the country.

His son, Jowi Zaza, is one of the youngest billionaires in Nigeria. He has so much wealth at the young age of 36. His billionaire dad created the businesses and has since passed them over to him. He is not just a billionaire but a socialite known within elite Nigerian circles.

Jowizaza pictured presenting car gift to his parents


Chief Joseph EzeOkafor is married with seven children, two boys and five girls. He is the father of Jowi Zaza.


April 30, 1952

Source of wealth

Oil and gas



Not much is known about Chief EzeOkafor’s early career and businesses. However, he founded his business empire Jezco Oil and Lubricants, in 1980.

By 1988, Jezco oil and Lubricants was fully licensed as an oil service and independent marketer of petroleum products.

Subsequently, he founded Jezco plastic manufacturing. There are rumours that he owns a fuel dispenser assembly plant.

Chief Joseph EzeOkafor is conferred with the chieftain you title of Nwachinemelu Ekwulobia.

Net Worth

The founder of Jezco oil, Chief Joseph EzeOkafor, is estimated to be worth $2 Billion.

What you might not know about Chief Joseph Ebere EzeOkafor (Snr.)

1. He is the founder and owner of Jezco Oil, one of the oil manufacturing companies in Nigeria.

2. On April 14 2020, Chief Sir Joseph Ezeokafor, Chairman, Jezco Group, Donated N20M To Anambra State To Fight Covid-19.

3. He is regarded as one of the Richest men in Anambra State.

4. His Son, Jowizazaa, is known for his luxury lifestyle on Instagram; on June 17, 2020, 35-Year Old Jowi Zazaa Gave His Father A ?280 Million Royce-Rolls Cullinan to celebrate his birthday.

5. He is known for his generosity; recall that his Jowizazaa’s Father, during the Covid-19 lockdown, donated N20 million to the Anambra State Government.  

6. He also donated N50 million to his political party, APGA. To his Ekwulobia community, he shared palliatives such as bags of rice and other food items worth N10 million.

7. Jowizazaa On April 11 2019, acquired a Lamborghini Aventador estimated at ?115m to celebrate his birthday.

8. His Father, the manager of the Jezco Oil company, is also the owner of many companies across Nigeria.


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