Samuel Nnaemeka Anyanwu was born on June 18, 1965, in Ikeduru Local Government Area (L.G.A) of Imo State, Nigeria. He earned a Bachelors’ Degree in Political Science, and Masters’ Degree in Political Administration from the University of Port Harcourt, in Rivers State, Nigeria. Senator Anyanwu is a graduate of both University of Cambridge, Judge Business School and Harvard University Kennedy School.
Prior to his journey in politics, Senator Anyanwu was an astute businessman in the agricultural, oil & gas sectors. His political career commenced in 1983 as the Secretary of Imo State Youth Organization (IYO), he rose up in rank quickly, becoming the Transition Committee Chairman of his L.G.A, in 2003, under the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP). In 2004, Anyanwu was elected the Executive Chairman of Ikeduru L.G.A. In 2007, he was elected to represent his people in the State House of Assembly (State Legislator) for two tenures. Subsequently, in 2015 he was elected the Senator representing Imo East Senatorial District (Owerri zone), a victory signaling his overwhelming acceptance across the senatorial district.
As a state legislator, Anyanwu was chairman Committees on Public Accounts, finance, and Commerce & Industry; and Vice Chairman Committee on Ethics, Petitions and Privileges. He sponsored and co-sponsored over twenty-two bills and motions in his tenure.
He was the Senator representing Imo East Senatorial District in the 9th Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (2015-2019). He was the Chairman Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, Vice Chairman, Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions; Vice Chairman, Senate Committee on Customs, Excise and Tariffs; Vice Chairman, Senate Committee on Marine Transport; Member, Senate Committees on – Science & Technology, Niger Delta, Petroleum Downstream, Media & Publicity, Primary Health & Communicable Diseases, State & Local Governments, and Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Currently he is the Chairman, Newview Engineering Nig., Ltd; Chairman, Newseed Communications Ltd.; MD, Sonada Oil Limited; CEO, SamDaddy Investments Ltd. and SamDaddy Farms, Ltd. He continues to be the president of his long standing NGOs: SamDaddy Mustard Seed Foundation and So Others Might Eat (S.O.M.E) Foundation both of which are geared to serve the downtrodden with food, skill acquisition, and economic empowerment.
He is a Christian, married to Florence Olachi, a pilot by profession and they are blessed with children. His hobbies include reading, traveling and watching soccer.