Early Life & Education

Early life and education

Oge Funlola Modie is an Igbo from Ogwashi-Uku, Delta State, Nigeria. She was born at the University College Hospital, Ibadan. Her name shows a link to both the Western and Eastern part of Nigeria, where her paternal grandmother was Yoruba. 

Her parents were professionals; her father retired as the Associate Dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Nigeria Nsukka, and her mother a retired Chief Nursing Administrator at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital Enugu.

Her parents imbibed the values of hard work, integrity and humility in her and her siblings Oge Modie grew up in the civil service town of Enugu on the university campus, where she fostered her early years of primary education at University Primary School UNEC, Enugu and her secondary education at Federal Government Girls’ College, Owerri, Imo State

She studied Economics at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State. During her undergraduate years she was active in student groups, joining the AIESEC community, campaigning and winning the Vice President post for Marketing and being paramount in fund raising for several conferences (Legon, Ghana and Zaria, Nigeria). She was also part of the group that formed the Policy Analysis and Research Group (PARG, a group that held tutorials for fellow students in the Economics department) of which the grand patron was Prof Charles Chukwuma Soludo. 

She has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) obtained at the Cranfield University School of Management United Kingdom.