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Ayo Bankole Nigeria Composer and organist

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Ayo Bankole (17 May 1935 – 6 November 1976) was a composer and organist from the Yoruba ethnic group in southwest Nigeria. EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATION Ayo Bankole was born in Jos, Nigeria, into a musical family: his father, Theophilus Abiodun Bankole was an organist and Choirmaster at St. Luke’s …

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Ayinde Bakare Nigeria musician

Ayinde Bakare Nigeria musician

Ayinde Bakare (1912 – 1 October 1972) was a pioneering Yoruba jùjú and highlife musician in Nigeria. BIOGRAPHY Bakare was born in Lagos to a soldier father. He attended St. Mathias Catholic School, Lafiaji. Thereafter, he worked as an apprentice boatbuilder with the old Marine Department in Lagos. He began …

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Nkem Owoh Nigeria actor

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Nkem Owoh is a Nigerian actor and comedian. In 2008 he won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. EARLY LIFE Owoh was born in Enugu, Nigeria. After his primary and secondary school he headed to the University of Ilorin and studied engineering. Already during …

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Moussa Kaka Nigeria radio journalist

Moussa Kaka Nigeria radio journalist

Moussa Kaka is a Nigerien radio journalist and director of Maradi based station Saraounia FM, as well as a correspondent for France’s Radio France International. He has twice been arrested by the government of President Mamadou Tandja over his reporting. He is at the center of a 2008 court case …

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Oliver De Coque Nigeria Singer

Oliver De Coque Nigeria Singer

Chief Dr. Oliver Sunday Akanite, popularly referred to as Oliver De Coque (April 14, 1947 – June 21, 2008), was a Nigerian highlife musician and guitarist, he recorded more than 73 albums to his credit making him the most popular Highlife king of Africa, his music band group are known …

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Martin Ihoeghian Uhomoibhi Nigeria diplomat

Martin Ihoeghian Uhomoibhi Nigeria diplomat

Martin Ihoeghian Uhomoibhi is a Nigerian diplomat. He is best known as the former President of the United Nations Human Rights Council. Uhomoibhi’s term as President was from 19 June 2008 to 18 June 2009. Martin Uhomoibhi is currently the Permanent Secretary of the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In …

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Lynda Chuba-Ikpeazu Nigeria politician and model

Lynda Chuba-Ikpeazu Nigeria politician and model

Lynda Chuba-Ikpeazu, also known as Lynda Chuba (born 22 June 1966), is a Nigerian politician. The daughter of a judge and two-time NFA chairman Chuba Ikpeazu, Lynda Chuba-Ikpeazu was educated in Nigeria, England, and in America, where she worked as a model. In 1986, Chuba-Ikpeazu was the winner of the …

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Dele Giwa Nigeria journalist

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Dele Giwa (16 March 1947 – 19 October 1986) was a Nigerian journalist, editor and founder of Newswatch magazine. EARLY LIFE AND CAREER Sumonu Oladele “Baines” Giwa was born on 16 March 1947 to a poor family working in the palace of Oba Adesoji Aderemi, the Ooni of Ife. He …

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Clark Todd Canada journalist

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Clark Todd (10 October 1944 – 5 September 1983) was the London bureau chief for the CTV Television Network. He was wounded in fighting in the Aley Mountains while covering the civil war in Lebanon in 1983 with a television crew. The crew found shelter for him in the village …

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Bill Ivy (photographer/author) Canadian photographer and author

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Bill Ivy (born 1953 in Toronto, Ontario) is a veteran photographer/author with 24 books to his credit, including the award-winning A Little Wilderness – The Natural History of Toronto. In the mid-1960s he was a student at the International School Ibadan in Nigeria during the Nigerian Civil War. Bill is …

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