Billionaire Princess, Fifi Ejindu: Biography, Education, Net Worth, Source of Wealth and More


Princess Fifi Ekanem Ejindu is a Nigerian architect who was born in Ibadan, a Southwestern state in Nigeria.

She is one of Nigeria’s leading female architects, a fashionista, and an entrepreneur.

The Neo-traditional architect was born in 1962 to the family of Professor Sylvester Joseph Una and Obonganwan Ekpa Una.

Her father was the first Minister of Health in the former eastern region of Nigeria, and a member of the National Parliament in the lead-up to independence. He was also one of the first indigenous lecturers at the University of Ibadan (UI).

Princess Fifi’s mother, the Obonganwan Ekpa Una, was educated in England.

Ekanem Ejindu is a great-granddaughter of King James Ekpo Bassey of Cobham Town in Calabar, Nigeria. Her royal heritage permitted her to use the title of Her Royal Highness Obongawan King James. A title hitherto held by her late mother; she’s being addressed by this socially.


Princess Ejindu had her primary education at the Senior Staff Primary School of the University of Ibadan.

Her secondary school education was at Queens College, Yaba, Lagos.

Fifi Ejindu. PHOTO Credit: Nairametrics

She studied architecture at Pratt Institute, a private design college in Brooklyn, New York and graduated in 1983. She was the first black African woman to be awarded a B.Arch. from the institute.

After graduating, Fifi took courses at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology before she went on to work at a private firm in New York City. Fifi then returned to Pratt Institute to get her Masters in Urban Planning after which she returned to Nigeria.

Husband and Children

Princess Fifi is married to Amaechi Ejindu, a businessman and politician. They got married at an elaborate destination wedding in the United Kingdom, many years ago. The marriage is blessed with a son.

PHOTO Credit: The Punch


Her company, Starcrest was founded in 1995. She grew this to become Starcrest Group of companies with different subsidiaries including:

  • Starcrest Investment Ltd.
  • Starcrest Associates Ltd.
  • Starcrest Industries Ltd.

Starcrest investment spans different industries including oil and gas, real estate management, building construction, project management, youth empowerment and investment opportunities.

Fifi Ejindu

Awards and achievements

  • Lifetime Achievement Award – African Achievers Award [2013]
  • African Female Economic Champion [2013]
  • Top 20 Women of Influence [2013]
  • Global Women Leaders Hall of Fame – African Chapter [2013]
  • African Child Nobel Prize [2014]
  • Diaspora Excellence Award [2015]
  • The Nigerian Golden Book Professional Icon Award [2015]
  • Famous African Women Architect Magazine by People Maven [2018]


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