Izu Nnaji was educated in Government Secondary School Owerri and the University of Port Harcourt in Nigeria from where he graduated in 1995. Aside from writing, he has participated actively in campus pageantry, wore a Mr. University crown, and worked as a press and television model. He has also had exposure in the Nigerian oil industry, having been with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and the Shell Petroleum Development Company respectively. As a Construction Quality Assurance expert, Izu has contributed in the delivery of a number of national projects in Nigeria. He is presently the Consulting Quality Assurance Supervisor on the Lagos Rail Mass Transit Project, a state-of-the-art metro rail system being executed by the Lagos State Government in Nigeria. He is married with kids.