Princess Juliana Nnennaya Kanu was born on 6th September 1956 into the family of Eze Ulu Oji II and Mrs. Ivuoma Ulu Oji of Ndi Mgbocha Compound in Ugwuakuma village, Arochukwu. At the time of her birth, her father was the traditional ruler of Ewe Autonomous community in Abia State.
The late Nnennay had her early education in Arochukwu and Enugu respectively. She later trained as a teacher. In the early 80s, she got married to Engr. Augustine Okereke Kanu of Agbagwu village, who was the Chief Engineer of Nigeria Cement Company (NIGERCEM) Nkalagu and they later relocated to Enugu upon her husband’s retirement.
She worked as a professional teacher and served in Abia, Ebonyi and Enugu states. She rose to the position of Deputy Director of Education and retired as a headmistress at Eze Akuma Memorial Primary School, Agbagwu.
Juliana was a Catholic devotee and charismatic believer. Her Christian inclination and gift was of praying, fasting and revelation ministry. She held various positions in the church ranging from Vice President, Secretary, Financial Secretary and Treasurer. She was honoured as Matron and Patroness by various Catholic societies and arms. She was also honoured as a Diamond Mother.
She died in January 2018 and is survived by many relatives.