Born in Port Harcourt on October 1, 1965, Prof. Christian Anieke got his first degree in Education and English from the prestigious University of Nigeria, Nsukka. After his graduation, he felt the call to serve God as a Catholic priest. He was admitted at Seat of Wisdom Seminary, Owerri, which is in affiliation with Urban University in Rome, to do philosophy.
After his degree in Philosophy, he was sent by his Local Ordinary to study Catholic Theology at the University of Innsbruck. Having been ordained Catholic priest on 22 July 2000, he went ahead to obtain the following degrees: a master's degree in Biblical Theology, a master's degree in English and American Studies and a Ph.D. in English.
His research and studies took him to Bath Language School, Stratford upon Avon, Oxford University, Glasgow and University of Muenster where he worked under Prof. Wolfgang Zach and Prof. Herman Real. Prof. Christian Anieke became a visiting professor of Enugu State University of Science and Technology in 1997.
He is a native of Ezeagu in Enugu State and also an honourary citizen of Mitterkirchen in Austria. He is currently the Provost of Institute of Ecumenical Education and the Vice Chancellor of Godfrey Okoye University.