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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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John Payne Jackson Nigeria Journalist

John Payne Jackson (25 March 1848 – 1 August 1915) was an Americo-Liberian journalist born in Liberia who was influential in Lagos, Nigeria around the turn of the 20th century. He edited and published the Lagos Weekly Record from 1891 until his death. This was a well-written and informative paper …

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Abdul Karim Disu Nigeria journalist

Abdul Karim Disu Nigeria journalist

Abdul Karim Disu (born October 10, 1912) was a Nigerian journalist and the first Nigerian to earn a post-graduate degree in journalism when he attended Columbia University in 1944. During the nation’s independence era, he became the Permanent Secretary to the Governor General, Nnamdi Azikiwe and was later appointed to …

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