Retired professional footballer and businessman turned 41 0n the 1st of August, 2017. A native of Amannagwu village, Ikemba Aro attended Holy Ghost Secondary School, Owerri. His professional playing career saw him ply his trade for the likes of Iwuanyanwu Nationale; Ajax FC, Inter Milan, Arsenal FC, Wes Bromwich Albion and Portsmouth FC.
He won the FIFA U-17 gold medal; league and cup doubles with Ajax and Arsenal, FA Cup with Portsmouth, UEFA cup with Inter Milan, champions league with Ajax, Olympic soccer gold, Africa Nations cup silver and bronze medals with Nigeria. Papilo is equally the founder of Kanu Heart Foundation. He is married to Amarachi and blessed with children.