Nwanneka holds an LLB (Hons) from the University of Abuja, Nigeria. She also holds an LLM (with distinction) in International Commercial Law from Cardiff University. She is a first class graduate of the Nigerian Law School and has been called to the Nigerian Bar.
Nwanneka is currently completing her doctorate at the University of Nottingham. Her research focuses on consumer protection in innovative payment services, particularly mobile payments. She had previously taught in the law schools at both the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University before joining Birmingham City University.