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Ivara Esege Biography: Age, Daughter, Nationality, Wife, Net Worth & Ethnicity

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Stage Name: Ivara Esege
Real Name: Ivara Esege
Occupation: Nigerian-American Medical Doctor
Date Of Birth/Age: 4 August 1967
Place of Birth: Enugu, Nigeria
Gender: Male
Nationality: Nigerian
Marital Status: Married (to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
Education: University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Ivara Esege Biography

Ivara Esege is a medical doctor of Nigerian provenance who has also snapped the citizenship of two other countries. He’s married to the Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Adichie, and that’s whom he’s often identified by.

But then Dr. Esege is a celebrated figure in his own right – in the field of medicine. His medical adventures started at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN). After a brief stint at the teaching hospital of the university, he had relocated to the United States for his postgraduate studies

He completed his postgraduate studies at the University of Maryland and Medical Center and started teaching at the same institution soon after. In the intervening years, he had risen to the position of clinical assistant in family and community medicine at the University of Maryland School of medicine.

Age

Dr. Esege was born in 1967, so he’s currently 54 years. He celebrated his birthday in August. There was no fanfare to that moment, though.

Daughter

Ivara Esege and his wife Chimamanda Adichie had a daughter in 2016. Like most aspects of the couple’s life, their daughter has been shielded from the public.

Chimamanda Adichie had shared on Instagram a clip in which she was seen praising her daughter in Igbo, but she made sure the kid wasn’t facing the camera. In fact, at the time of writing, pictures showing the full visage of the child are not available online.

Fun fact: Chimamanda Adichie kept her pregnancy a secret. She only disclosed during an interview that she had given birth. Even at that, she wouldn’t disclose the name of her child.

Nationality

Ivara Esege was born in Enugu, Nigeria, and holds Nigerian citizenship. In the course of his practice as a medical doctor, however, he has not only traversed Nigeria but the United States and the United Kingdom as well. And he’s earned the citizenship of both countries.

Now, he’s often referred to as a Nigerian-British-American.

Wife

The celebrated medical doctor is married to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, a famous Nigerian novelist, and author of the award-winning novel Purple Hibiscus. She has other renowned novels to her name.

The couple got married in 2009 but welcomed their first child, a girl, seven years later, in 2016. Interestingly, Dr. Esege’s parents were friends with Chimamanda’s parents. That was how he got to meet Chimamanda and eventually got married to her.

The marriage was pretty “quiet,” with only close friends and family in attendance. Chimamanda broke several customs on her wedding day by having her parents lead her to the altar and by dancing first with her mother.

Chimamanda Adichie is today one of the most respected and decorated novelists from Nigeria, and many people across the world look up to her.

Net Worth

Ivara Esege is an accomplished medical doctor, so it’s inevitable the public – especially fans of his wife – should want to know how much he’s worth.

The celebrated doctor is not one for noise, though, and you will never find him discussing how much he has been able to accumulate through his medical practice and ancillary ventures.

That notwithstanding, reports out there indicate his net worth hovers between $5 and $6 million.

Ethnicity

Because of his looks, many people often wonder if Ivara Esege is white and what his ethnicity might be. Well, this doctor of medicine was born in Enugu state. But he’s not an Igbo. He reportedly understands the language, however.

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