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Akinwunmi Isola Nigeria playwright and actor

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Professor Akinwunmi Isola (b. Ibadan) is a Nigerian playwright, actor, dramatist, culture activist and scholar. He is known for his writing in, and his work in promoting, the Yoruba language. EARLY LIFE AND CAREER He was born in Ibadan in 1939, attended Labode Methodist School and Wesley College. He studied …

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Izu Ojukwu Nigeria film director

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Izu Ojukwu is a Nigerian film director. In 2007 he won Best Director for Sitanda at the 3rd Africa Movie Academy Awards, which received nine nominations and won five awards at the event, including Best Picture and Best Nigerian Film. SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY (AS DIRECTOR) ’76 (2016) White Waters (2008) Cindy’s …

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Isidore Okpewho Nigeria academic

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Isidore Okpewho, NNOM (9 November 1941 – 4 September 2016), was a Nigerian novelist and critic. He won the 1976 African Arts Prize for Literature, and the 1993 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, Best Book Africa. Also a classicist and scholar, he has been described as one of the most brilliant men …

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Isabella Ayuk Nigeria Miss Universe 2012 contestant

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Isabella Agbor Ayuk (born 28 November 1986) is best known for stirring controversy based on age grounds shortly after winning the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria pageant in 2012. Originally scheduled to represent her country at Miss World 2012, she later became Nigeria’s delegate to Miss Universe 2012. EARLY LIFE …

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Adewale Ayuba Nigeria singer

Adewale Ayuba Nigeria singer

Adewale Ayuba, commonly known as Mr. Johnson, is a Nigerian singer known for singing Fuji music. BIOGRAPHY Adewale Ayuba popularly known as Ayuba, Mr. Johnson and the Bonsue-fuji maestro was born May 6, 1966 in Ikenne Remo, Ogun State Nigeria. He grew up as a child singer. By the age …

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Adetomiwa Edun Nigeria Actor

Adetomiwa Edun Nigeria Actor

Adetomiwa “Tomiwa” Edun is a British actor of Nigerian and Ghanaian origin. He is best known for his roles as Sir Elyan in the television show Merlin and Alex Hunter in the football video game FIFA 17 He also played the role of Mr Brocks in the Doctor Who 2016 …

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Adelayo Adedayo British actress

Adelayo Adedayo British actress

Adelayo Adedayo is a British actress. Her first TV appearance was in The Bill (2007) and she made her film debut in Sket (2011). She currently stars as the main character, Viva Bennett, in Some Girls, which aired on BBC Three. FILMOGRAPHY Film Year Film Character Notes 2011 Sket Kerry …

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Abraham Imogie Nigeria scholar

Abraham Inanoya Imogie is an Afemai (Edo state) Nigerian scholar and former secretary for Education in the short lived interim administration of Ernest Shonekan. During his tenure, he tried to reduce the depth of federal control of schools and the lifting of foreign sanctions on Nigeria in order to ensure …

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Abdul Hamid Adiamoh Nigeria Journalist, Publisher

Abdul Hamid Adiamoh Nigeria Journalist, Publisher

Abdul Hamid Adiamoh is a Nigerian journalist and publisher of Today Newspaper in the Gambia. CAREER Adiamoh was born in Ibadan to a teacher and architect. The second of six children, he attended Ibadan Grammar School, Ibadan and Ladoke Akintola University, Ogbomosho, Nigeria. He left Nigeria during the Abacha years …

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Yinka Shonibare Nigeria British artist

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Yinka Shonibare, MBE (born 1962), is a British-Nigerian artist living in London. His work explores cultural identity, colonialism and post-colonialism within the contemporary context of globalisation. A hallmark of his art is the brightly coloured Dutch wax fabric he uses. Because he has a physical disability that paralyses one side …

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