Neya is the first child of the former Abia State Governor and present Senator representing Abia North Senatorial District, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu. To say she is the apple of her father’s eyes is saying the obvious. Little wonder, sources said the former governor named his country home Camp Neya in the sleepy town of Igbere, Abia State after her. The huge estate which comprises of several units of eye-popping buildings and other exotic structures was built in 1998 at Uzor Kalu’s home town of Igbere, Bende LGA in Abia State.
Reports has it that Camp Neya which is in a world of its own houses over 400 rooms comprising: over 36 jumbo sized sitting rooms,12 room presidential lodge,Governors lodge for all the 36 states and FCT, a 5000 capacity conference hall,a banquet hall, a Karaoke hall,22 Kitchens,102 toilets,76 Bathrooms,187 bedrooms,a golf course,a football pitch, an olympic sized swimming pool,one indoor swimming pool,basket ball court,lawn tennis court,sports centre,a church,a mosque,a bush bar,a filling station, ATM machines, a clinic,children’s recreation centre,an ICT centre, several gardens, a police post and a military detachment.
The heiress to the Uzor Kalu’s dynasty is a fashion buff and sources said she fraternized with silver spoons of her kind.
Three years ago, the frontline politician hosted the crème in the society to a colourful church wedding at the Catholic Church of the Assumption, Falomo, Ikoyi, Lagos to solemnized the union between Neya and her husband, Lawrence Iyere.
The solemnisation attracted well-wishers from all parts of the country and beyond, including political office holders, the academia, business community and many other notables from all walks of life.
The lavish wedding ceremony created a lot of buzz and made headlines. Multiple reports confirms that Neya, who made a grand entry to the occasion in a Forty Four Million Naira Rolls Royce Phantom with her husband, got an 80 Million Naira Range Rover Autobiography gift from her man.
Neya who had since also gave her father grandchild holds a master’s degree in Human Resources from the University of Buckingham, the same school she met her soul mate.
While Lawrence, is a native of Irrua in Edo State. The handsome, humble, calm and hardworking dude with business interests in oil and gas, real estate and trading is said to be popular in the Lagos business and social circles. He holds a master’s degree in investment and finance from the University of Buckingham.
Initially, Neya was said to have been engaged to her billionaire father’s godson,Chima Anyaso,CEO Ceecon Oil and Gas. She was said to have walked out of the union after a wine- carrying ceremony that was held in 2009. Anyaso had since got married to Adanna,the daughter of another popular politician,Chief Arthur Nzeribe. `
The heiress to the Orji Uzor Kalu’s dynasty also runs a state of the art beauty spa, Jus Human in the Federal Capital Territory,Abuja.