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Nike Davies-Okundaye Nigeria batik and textile designer


Nike Davies-Okundaye aka “‘Nike Davies'” aka “‘Nike Twin Seven Seven'” aka “‘Nike Olaniyi'” aka “‘Mummy Nike'” is a Nigerian batik and textile designer. EARLY LIFE AND CAREER Davies-Okundaye, was brought up amidst the traditional weaving and dying as practised in her home town of Ogidi, Kogi State, in North Central …

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Lola Shoneyin Nigeria writer


Lola Shoneyin (born Titilola Atinuke Alexandrah Shoneyin, 26 February 1974, Ibadan, Nigeria) is a Nigerian poet and author who launched her debut novel, The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives, in the UK in May 2010. Shoneyin has forged a reputation as an adventurous, humorous and outspoken poet (often classed …

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Ilya Tolstoy Nigeria writer


Ilya Lvovich Tolstoy (Russian: Илья́ Льво́вич Толсто́й; May 22, 1866 – December 11, 1933) was a Russian writer and a son of Leo Tolstoy. EARLY LIFE Ilya was born at Yasnaya Polyana and spent most of his young life there, until the family took a house in Moscow in 1881. …

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Fatimah Tuggar Nigeria artist


Fatimah Tuggar (born 1967) is a Nigerian visual artist and now based in the United States. BIOGRAPHY Tuggar was born in Kaduna, Nigeria in 1967. She studied in London before receiving a BFA from Kansas City Art Institute in the USA. Tuggar completed her MFA at Yale University in 1996. …

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Ruth Kadiri Nigeria actress


Ruth Kadiri is a Nigerian actress, screenwriter and film producer. EARLY LIFE Ruth Kadiri born on March 24, 1988 was born in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria. She is a graduate of Mass communication from the University of Lagos , and Business Administration from Yaba College Of Technology CAREER Ruth …

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Felicity Okpete Ovai Nigeria engineer, civil servant, politician

Felicity Okpete Ovai (born 1961) is an engineer and academic from Degema, Rivers State in Nigeria. A member of the Rivers State People’s Democratic Party, she was the first woman to be appointed Commissioner of Works, serving from 2003 to 2006. EDUCATION Ovai completed her secondary education at Holy Rosary …

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Tekno Miles Nigeria singer-songwriter and producer


Augustine Miles Kelechi (born (1992-12-17)December 17, 1992) popularly known by his stage name Tekno Miles or Tekno, is a Nigerian singer-songwriter, producer, performer and dancer. He is a descent of Ebonyi state. He was born in Bauchi, Bauchi State, Nigeria. EARLY LIFE AND BEGINNINGS Born Augustine Miles Kelechi is a …

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Isio De-laVega Wanogho Nigeria model


Isio Wanogho (born November 17, 1983) is a Nigerian supermodel, columnist, painter, and Interior architect. She has received an African Youth Society award, two Future Awards nominations, FAB award, a Nigerian Model Achievers Award and was named a Youth Ambassador by the Global Foundation for Peace, Unity, and Development. She …

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Chizoba Ejike Nigeria model


Chizoba Ejike (born October 2, 1993) is a Nigerian model and make-up artist who emerged second runner-up at the 2015 edition of the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria pageant, thus earning her the opportunity to represent Nigeria at Miss Tourism International 2015. PAGEANTRY Miss Independence Anambra 2014 In 2014, Chizoba …

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YCEE Nigeria rapper


Oludemilade Martin Alejo (born January 29, 1993), popularly known by his stage name YCEE, is a Nigerian rapper and songwriter currently signed to Tinny Entertainment. He rose to limelight after one of his singles titled “Condo”, which features vocals from Patoranking, earned him two nominations at the 2015 Nigeria Entertainment …

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