Born in Eastern Nigeria in 1965, Nnamdi is the first of three sons. He currently resides in Fayetteville, Georgia with his wife and three children.
Nnamdi has always been drawn to art his artistic sensibilities were best expressed in the three-dimensional art of sculpture. After obtaining a Degree in painting in Nigeria, basketball became the avenue for him to come to the United States. He was recruited by BYU-Hawaii where he played from 1989-1993 and graduated with a BFA in Sculpture.