Ekwensi, an Igbo, was born in Minna, Niger State. His father was
David Anadumaka, a story-teller and elephant hunter.
Ekwensi attended Government College in Ibadan, Oyo State, Achimota College in Ghana, and the School of Forestry, Ibadan,
after which he worked for two years as a forestry officer. He also studied pharmacy at Yaba
Technical Institute, Lagos School of Pharmacy, and the Chelsea School of Pharmacy of the University of London. He taught at Igbobi College.
Cyprian Ekwensi, a male author is from Eastern part of Nigeria