When the dashing and stylish HRM Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi (Kusenla III), the Elegushi of Ikate-Elegushi decided to honour a few individuals who have impacted his people, his state and indeed Nigeria, two of those he chose were real estate mogul and philanthropist, Chief (Dr.) Chiedu Nweke and his wife, Chief (Mrs.) Chinelo Nweke who he gave the titles of Aare Atunluse and Yeye Aare Atunluse of Ikate Kingdom.
Amiable, indefatigable and cerebral, Dr. Chiedu Nweke has a lot of experience in real estate in Nigeria particularly in the area of hydraulic sand filling and large reclamation of swampland for real estate development. He conceived and founded Orange Island, and Periwinkle Lifestyle Estate, Lekki Phase 1, in Lagos. He was also involved in sandfilling of Lakowe Lakes, Adiva Estate and Townville in Lagos for ARM Properties Limited. He was involved in the reclamation and sandfilling of Agbowa Timber Village, Ikorodu, Lagos.
He is a Lawyer and a Senior Member of the Lagos Bar Association. He holds a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), LLB from the University of Nigeria and LLM from Lagos State University. Before moving into real estate, he was the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of West African Waste Management Limited, an oil waste treatment company servicing the oil majors like Shell, Exxon Mobil, AGIP etc. He was also involved in both Shenker Shipping Limited and Linktel Shipping Limited both oil tanker logistics companies. Mr Nweke’s expertise and experience include transportation and logistics of oil waste management and handling particularly from offshore locations, job costing, personal training, HSE and regulatory compliance.
He is currently the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Periwinkle Residences Limited developers of Periwinkle Lifestyle Estate, Lekki, Lagos and Managing Director and CEO of Swampsea Construction Company Limited, the technical arm of Orange Island Development Company Limited. In these positions, he supervises some of the biggest real estate and infrastructure developments in Nigeria.
He sits on the board of several companies including Orange Island Development Company Limited, a company he founded with his partners in FW Dredging Limited.Mr Nweke is married with children. It was in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Ikate-Elegushi Kingdom, Chief Chiedu Nweke was honoured with the tradition title of Aare Atunluse of Ikate-Elegushi Kingdom.