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Andi Osho British comedienne

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Yewande “Andi” Osho (born 27 January 1973) is an English stand-up comedian and actress. LIFE AND CAREER Osho was born in Plaistow, east London, to Nigerian parents. Having previously worked in television production, Osho turned to acting in 2003. By 2006, she had decided to go into stand-up comedy. Osho …

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May7ven Nigeria Singer

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Yemisi May Odegbami (born 7 May 1984), known professionally as May7ven ‘Queen of Afrobeats’, is a Nigerian-born singer, songwriter, dancer, producer, actress, model and entrepreneur. May7ven was born in Ibadan, Nigeria. She debuted in 2008 in the UK with single Hands Up, which she co-wrote with song writer & producer …

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Mabel Segun Nigeria writer

Mabel Segun Nigeria writer

Mabel Segun (born 1930) is a Nigerian poet, playwright and writer of short stories and children’s books. BIOGRAPHY Born in Ondo City, Nigeria, she attended the University of Ibadan, graduating in 1953 with a BA in English, Latin and History. She taught these subjects in Nigerian schools, and later became …

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Kola Ogunmola Nigeria actor

Kola Ogunmola Nigeria actor

Elijah Kolawole Ogunmola or Kola Ogunmola (Nov. 11, 1925, Okemesi-Ekiti,Ekiti State, Nigeria – 1973) was a Nigerian dramatist, actor, mime, director, and playwright. He developed Yoruba culture, especially folk opera (drama that combines Christian themes with traditional Yoruba folklore, music and dancing, and music popular in urban culture) into a …

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Ken Wiwa Canada-Nigeria journalist

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Kenule “Ken” Bornale Tsaro-Wiwa (28 November 1968 – 18 October 2016), also known as Ken Saro-Wiwa, Jr, was a Nigerian journalist and author. As of 2013, he served as an aide to President Goodluck Jonathan as senior special assistant on civil society and international media. BACKGROUND Wiwa was born in …

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Jimoh Buraimoh Nigeria artist

Chief Jimoh Buraimoh, born as Jimoh Adetunji Buraimoh is a Nigerian painter and artist. Chief Buraimoh is one of the most influential artist to emerge from the 1960s workshops conducted by Ulli and Georgina Beier in Osogbo,Osun state, Nigeria. Since then, he has become one of the most well known …

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Jane Wall Nigeria actress

Jane Wall Nigeria actress

Jane Wall (born 1970, Lagos) is an English actress born to a Nigerian mother and an English father. She is well known for her portrayal of Constable Di Worrell in ITV’s The Bill from 1999 to 2002. Jane also appeared in Dangerfield, A Touch of Frost, Doctors and Holby City. …

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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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