Dr. Enyi Okereke was born in Bonny on April 26, 1954 to Eze Daniel (First Speaker of the Eastern Nigeria House of Assembly) and Augusta (Mother) Okereke. Enyi was the youngest of seven children. His siblings are Late Mr. Chima Okereke, His Royal Majesty, Late Eze Kelechi Okereke, Okpu III of Okpala, Ambassador Nne Kurubo, Dr. Tati Okereke, Late Mrs. Gogo Abbey, and Professor Ndi Okereke-Onyiuke. He completed his primary education in Port Harcourt Township School and started his secondary education in Government College Umuahia and finished at Baptist High School Port Hartcourt before moving to the United States in 1973 for his tertiary education in Pharmacy and Medicine.
Enyi received his B.Sc. degree in Biochemical Pharmacology at the State University of New York, his B.Sc. in Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees at Mercer University in Atlanta, and his medical degree (M.D) at Howard University. He completed a residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania with a sub-specialization in a Foot and Ankle fellowship at the Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York.
Enyi met and fell in love with Moriam Tokunbo Lanval during their studies at Mercer University although their families had long since been friends. Enyi and Moriam wedded and were blessed with three children, two sons, Karim and Kelechi, and a beloved daughter, Kalaya, and grandchildren.
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