Acholonu is a family name that belongs to the ruling dynasty in Orlu, Imo state Nigeria. Notable members of that family include: Eze Patrick Ibeakama Acholonu, the first senator of Orlu division. Justice Pats Acholonu former supreme court justice of Nigeria. Dr Patrick Acholonu, present Igwe of Orlu. Dr Douglas Acholonu, former deputy governor of Imo state. Dr Catherine Acholonu, notable author, lecturer and presidential adviser to former president Obasanjo.