Christian Chukuwuma Onoh, better known as CC Onoh, was a lawyer and businessman who was elected governor of Anambra State in 1983.
Additionally, he was also popular as the father-in-law to the late Biafra warlord – Emeka Odimegwu Ojukwu.
CC Onoh died on 5 May 2009 at the age of 82.
His six surviving children include the renowned British author Nuzo Onoh, dubbed “The Queen of African Horror” for her literary works.
CC Onoh also holds the unique distinction of being the father of two women who represented Nigeria internationally as the country’s ambassador.
In this article, we focus on the two daughters of CC Onoh who were appointed Nigeria’s ambassadors to foreign nations.
Bianca Odumegwu-Ojukwu is the fifth surviving child of the late CC Onoh.
She was a multiple international beauty pageant titleholder, having won Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria, Miss Africa, and Miss Intercontinental.
Bianca, a businesswoman and lawyer, was wed to Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, a former president of Biafra and Ikemba of Nnewi.
She later became a presidential adviser during the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan.
In 2011, Bianca Odumegwu-Ojukwu was appointed Senior Special Assistant on Diaspora Affairs by President Goodluck Jonathan.
She was appointed as Nigeria’s ambassador to Ghana in 2012, and subsequently to the Kingdom of Spain.
Lilian Onoh is the fourth surviving daughter of the late former Governor of Anambra State.
Onoh is a career diplomat who has worked with the Ministry of Foreign affairs for over 28 years.
She was Nigeria’s former Chargé d’Affaires to Jamaica. She also did consular work in Togo.
In 2017, during the administration of President Mohammadu Buhari, she was appointed as Nigeria’s ambassador and High Commissioner to the Republic of Namibia.
The graduate of Politics with International Relations held the position up until 2021.