Nwakego is an Africa economics and policy specialist. She has extensive experience doing research for multinational companies like Johnson and Johnson, Bristol Myers Squibb, WPP and Mobile Telecom Networks, (M.T.N.) amongst others.
Nwakego has co-authored two books on Africa business and trade. One of the books, Redefining business in the new Africa (2011) was launched at the World Bank. She also occasionally writes about Africa Security Policy. Her work has been used for Africa focused research. She is a media commentator and analyst for sub Sahara economics policy. In addition to her work for Afribiz, she has also written for the Canadian council on Africa and Euromoney amongst others.
She has a master’s degree in Applied Economics from Eastern Michigan University. She is currently finishing up her doctorate degree at the University of Nigeria – her research focus is Health (sub Sahara Africa focused) and Infrastructure economics.