Nigeria

Anthony Obi Nigeria politician and Army officer

Anthony Obi was a Nigerian Lt. Colonel who served as Military Administrator of Osun State (August 1996 – August 1998) during the military regime of General Sani Abacha. He then became Military Administrator of Abia State in August 1998, handing over power to the civilian governor Orji Uzor Kalu in …

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Anthony George Manzo Nigeria politician

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Anthony George Manzo (born 1958) was elected Senator for the Taraba North constituency of Taraba State, Nigeria, taking office on 29 May 2007. He is a member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). BACKGROUND Manzo was born in 1958. He obtained certification as an MBBS and FRCS, becoming a Medical …

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Kokoro Nigeria musician

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Benjamin ‘Kokoro’ Aderounmu (25 February 1925 – 25 January 2009) was a widely known blind minstrel from Lagos, Nigeria. He was born into a royal family in Owo, Ondo State, and became blind when he was aged ten. He developed a unique style of singing accompanied first by a drum, …

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Mamman Shata Nigeria musician

Mamman Shata Nigeria musician

Alhaji (Dr) Mamman Shata (born in 1923 in Musawa, Katsina State, Nigeria, died on 18 June 1999) was a Nigerian singer. He was a well-known Hausa griot/musician among the Hausa people of West and North-east Africa. His vocals were often accompanied by talking drums, known as kalangu. He performed for …

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Timipre Sylva Nigeria politician

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Timipre Sylva (born July 7, 1964) was the Governor of Bayelsa State in southern Nigeria. EARLY LIFE AND BACKGROUND Sylva was born in Brass, Bayelsa (formerly Rivers State, of which Bayelsa State was split off from in 1996), and was educated there and in Lagos, the former capital of Nigeria. …

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Ugonna Anyora Nigeria Footballer

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Ugonna Anyora (born 29 April 1991) is a Nigerian footballer midfielder who plays for Assyriska as a midfielder. CAREER Anyora made his debut in Tippeligaen in the 2–0 victory against Vålerenga on 8 August 2010. Anyora left Haugesund after the 2014 season when his contract expired. After a trial, Anyora …

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Joseph Edet Akinwale Wey Nigeria naval officer

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Vice Admiral Joseph Edet Akinwale Wey was a Nigerian naval officer who served, at various times, as head of the Nigerian Navy (i.e. Chief of Naval Staff), acting Foreign Minister, and Chief of Staff of the Supreme Headquarters, making him the de facto Vice President of Nigeria during Yakubu Gowon’s …

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Daniel Ola Nigeria Footballer

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Daniel Ola (born November 23, 1982 in Accra) is a Ghanaian-Nigerian football defender, who currently plays in Italy for the Serie D side Bisceglie. CAREER His name “Ola” means “Wealth” in Yoruba. Ola began his career with King Faisal Babes. He came to Europe in 1999 and played in Switzerland …

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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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Rabo Saminou Nigeria Footballer

Rabo Saminou Nigeria Footballer

Rabo Kabara Saminou Gado (born 23 May 1986 in Agadez) is a Nigerien footballer who for FUS Rabat. He is also the member of Niger national team. CAREER Saminou began his career in Niger with Sahel SC and scored his only goal in SuperCup final 2006 against AS-FNIS. After three …

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