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  • 10 Famous Black and White Photographers [Part II] This is a continuation of 10 Famous Black and White Photographers  6. Dorothea Lange (26 May 1895 – 11 Oct 1965) Lange’s family were second-generation German immigrants living in New Jersey when she was born as Dorothea Magaretta Nutzhorn – she stopped using the middle name and assumed her mother’s maiden name of Lange after her father ...
  • 20 Most Powerful People in African Business Africa means serious business and the past decade has seen a huge number of mega-corporations emerge from the continent. However, a vast number of these African businesses are run by foreigners. For example, SABMiller which is the world’s second largest beverages maker is led by CEO Graham Mackay who happens to be an American. The ...
  • Is Joseph Kony Dead? 10 Proofs He is still Alive Joseph Kony should have been long dead according to many. The ICC number one wanted man has been out of sight for a long time now. He is wanted for atrocities of murder, recruiting children into the military, rape and countless cases of eviction of persons. But is the Lords Resistant Army (LRA) commander really ...
  • 7 Things To Learn From Nelson Mandela’s Life Among several other lessons Nelson Mandela left us, Humility, Honorable, Heroic, Inspiring, Iconic, Influential are a few words among several others that could be used to describe the man we know as Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years by the South African apartheid government. What offence or crime did he commit? Mandela stood up ...
  • Nelson Mandela Biography, Death, Children, Wife, Family, Height, Facts There are several resources documenting the life and times of Mr. Nelson Mandela which can be found in an extraordinary range of locations, both locally within South Africa and internationally. In this brief article, we’re going to share with you, Nelson Mandela Biography – the life and times of Nelson Mandela, the legacy he left, the ...
  • 5+ Lesser Known Names of Nelson Mandela Mr. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela is sometimes called by several other names. While each name has its own special meaning and story, not too many people know these names or what they mean. We’ve decided to highlight some of these names so you should know them, what you are saying and why. So here is a brief ...
  • Why Nelson Mandela Was Called Madiba Nelson Mandela was a renowned South African peace, human right activist, revolutionist and a former South African president who didn’t care much about his background and safety but stood against the South African Apartheid system of government when it was at its peak and eventually succeeded in bringing the much-desired change and mutual respect. He ...
  • P Square – Bio, Net Worth, Wives, Kids, Family, House, Private Jet P Square Bio When you mention Nigerian music, one name will always stand out – P Square. They are a very successful Nigerian R&B group of identical twin brothers – Peter Okoye and Paul Okoye – performing and selling records across the world. The pair is arguably the most famous group known in almost all the African countries with a number ...
  • Barkhad Abdi – Bio, Net Worth, Salary, Teeth, Wife, Kids, Quick Facts Barkhad Abdi Bio Barkhad Abdi is a Somali-American actor and director who was catapulted to popularity as a result of his excellent performance in the 2013 film Captain Phillips, which was his first film ever. The film is based on the true story of the 2009 hijacking of the Maersk Alabama, a US cargo ship, by Somali pirates, who afterwards, held the ship’s captain ...
  • Anne Frank Biography, Family, House, Death, Wiki, Quick Facts Annelies Marie Frank is her full name. Though Anne Frank is getting popular by the day, just like me, many still have no idea who she was and what her story really entails. I have personally taken the liberty to do the extra research just to know all about this famous girl. Anne Frank Biography She was born ...
  • Idris Sultan Biography, Girlfriend, Family, Appearance on Big Brother Africa Idris Sultan is the winner of the ninth season of Big Brother Africa, themed Big Brother Hotshots making him the second Tanzanian to claim the BBA $300,000 cash prize after Richard Bezuidenhout who won it in 2007. Sultan walks away with the $300,000 (30,377,400 KES) grand prize after spending a total of 63 days in the Big Brother ...
  • Trevor Noah Girlfriend, Married, Wife, Parents, Family, Height, Gay, Net Worth Trevor Noah is a popular South African comedian. He is usually referred to as ‘the funny man’. Recently, Trevor Noah joined the list of trending names in international comedy. He is the latest contributor for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, debuting on 4 December 2014. He is gradually gaining international recognition and fame and I guess ...
  • Isabel dos Santos Husband, Children, Parents, Net Worth of Angola’s Richest Woman Gone are the days when all African women did was bear children, raise them, take care of their husband and generally run the home front. Many of them had no formal education and were less expressive. Today’s African woman is strong, daring, enterprising and among world leaders emerging in every sphere of life, and they are even ...
  • Salva Kiir – Biography, Education, Married, Children, Family, Facts Salva Kiir of South Sudan started gaining international recognition and popularity in recent times. This could be attributed to his major contributions in the government and politics of South Sudan, the nation that has been plagued with much conflict and chaos over time, and thereby leading to their recent attainment of independence. You may have ...
  • Joseph Yobo – Biography, Wife, Kids, Net Worth, House, Cars, Facts Joseph Yobo is a household name in  Nigerian Football. He is a Nigerian professional footballer who played as a defender (centre back). He was the captain of the Nigerian national team until his international football retirement in June 2014. Many of us know some prominent facts about him. But I believe you’ll love to know a lot ...
  • Michael Essien Bio, Wife, Net Worth, House, Cars, Relationship with Nadia Buari Michael Essien is a Ghanaian footballer who currently plays for Persib Bandung and with the Black Stars of Ghana. He is particularly a household name in the Chelsea Club as a result of his almost a decade commitment to the club. Michael Essien is a midfielder who has often been lauded as a box-to-box midfielder for his ...
  • Charly Boy Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Grandchildren, Facts There is only one Charly Boy in the whole world, and if you don’t know him, you don’t know him. But I believe you may have in one way or the other heard about this strange fellow also known as Area Fada whose obscure lifestyle has gone beyond a mere joke, and can no longer be ...
  • Jakaya Kikwete – Children, Family, Net Worth, Salary, Biography Even if you are not a Tanzanian, you must have heard about Jakaya Kikwete, a former president of Tanzania. Considering how long he has been on the seat, his name has become a popular one in African politics. He was the President of Tanzania for over a decade and has also contributed positively to the ...
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Husband, Family, Education, Biography, Facts Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a Nigerian novelist, non-fiction writer, short story writer and actress. As a seasoned Nigerian writer, she has been called “the most prominent” of a “procession of critically acclaimed young anglophone authors that is succeeding in attracting a new generation of readers to African literature”. She has been making Nigeria proud in the global scene ...
  • Ellen Johnson Sirleaf – Biography, Net Worth, Education, Family, Facts Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a female politician and economist. She is also the former president of the small West African country, Liberia. She is, however, still one of the most powerful and influential women in the world as the world’s first elected black female president and Africa’s first elected female head of state. Sirleaf was the ...
  • Archbishop Desmond Tutu – Biography, Awards, Daughter, Family, Facts Desmond Tutu is a renowned African social activist and retired Bishop of the Anglican church. He is globally popular, mostly, for the role he played towards the emancipation of South Africa from the ugly grip of Apartheid. He has also been influential in other parts of the world beyond South Africa. You may have heard ...
  • Mungo Park: Fascinating Facts About The Historic Explorer Mungo Park is a very popular and historical name whenever you talk about the exploration of the African continent. He was a Scottish surgeon and explorer. He is popular for being the first European to travel to the central part of the river Niger. You must have heard about Mungo Park. Maybe you also know this ...
  • Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo Wife, Son, Family, Net Worth, House Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo is an Equatoguinean politician who has been President of Equatorial Guinea since 1979. He ousted his uncle, Francisco Macías Nguema (the first President of the country) in an August 1979 military coup. He is the second and most long-lasting president of the Equatorial Guinea. Teodoro is not only Equatorial Guinea’s longest ...
  • Samuel Eto’o: Bio, Wife, Fortune, House, Cars, Relationship with Georgette Eto’o Samuel is one of the most famous as well as richest African footballers. He is a Cameroonian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Turkish club Antalyaspor, and formerly for the Cameroon national team. He is popular for being an extremely fast, energetic, strong, and powerful forward, usually preferred above his fellows for his stamina, work-rate, ...
  • King Mswati III Wives, Children, Net Worth, Cars, Biography, Facts Mswati III  is the current King of the Kingdom of Swaziland, a land located between South Africa and Mozambique, and as well, the head of the Swazi Royal Family. Swaziland is the second smallest but beautiful country in Africa, that is rich in culture and amazing sights, with a population of over one million people. King Mswati III of Swaziland is ...
  • Robert Mugabe Biography, Education, Net Worth, Wife, House, Is He Dead? Robert Mugabe is in fact, a resounding name in the ears of Africans and people in the entire globe. Popularly known for his sit-tight autocratic government, he is one of the longest-serving African leaders at the moment. Robert Mugabe is the current president of Zimbabwe, serving since 31st December 1987. He was elected as Prime Minister, ...
  • Pope Francis Bio, Education, Net Worth, Facts, Family Pope Francis is the 266th and current Pope of the Catholic Church, a title he holds ex officio as Bishop of Rome, and Sovereign of the Vatican City. Bergoglio was ordained a Catholic priest in 1969 and from 1973 to 1979 was Argentina’s provincial superior of the Society of Jesus. He became the Archbishop of Buenos ...
  • Queen Elizabeth II Children, Grandchildren, Husband, Sister, Father, Mother, Net Worth Queen Elizabeth II is a name that has been in political fame for several decades now. She is the longest-serving monarch in the history of Great Britain as well as world’s oldest monarch. The Queen is Head of State of the UK and 15 other Commonwealth states. As the ceremonial head of the British empire, ...
  • Who Do You Think the Richest Man of All Time Is, and Where was He from? Whenever the richest person in the globe is mentioned, our minds flash to the western world. We think of the likes of John D Rockfeller, in past history and Bill Gates in current history. It occurs to virtually nobody that anything “world richest” could come from Africa. However, this long-standing belief has been proven wrong by ...
  • Wole Soyinka – Biography, Wife, Children, Family, Quick Facts Professor Wole Soyinka, a great and brilliant Nigerian writer and political activist, who was the first African to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. The name, Wole Soyinka, is a household name both in Africa and beyond especially in the field of literature. With over 50 pieces of work, his writing includes poems, novels, memoirs ...
  • Meet The Pioneers Of Africa’s Internet Professor Nii Narko Quaynor, a Ghanaian scientist and engineer, is Africa’s high-tech entrepreneur. He is regarded as the father of Africa’s internet because he was responsible for making sure Africa was not left behind during the internet revolution. Prof. Quaynor was the first person on the African continent to have internet accessibility. This is because he personally spearheaded ...
  • Agbani Darego Married, Husband, Kids, Family, Net Worth, Biography Nigeria has never been in short supply of talented beauty queens. We have had series of beautiful ladies who have represented the country in different categories. But it was the emergence of one beauty queen as winner of Miss World 2001 that marked a new dawn for Nigeria. Agbani Darego, a world class figure, a lady with beauty, so ...
  • Thomas Sankara Quotes, Assassination, Biography, Quick Facts All around the world, nations have been blessed with characters of valour, worthy of emulation; people who are nothing less than gifts to humanity. The unfortunate thing about this is that very often it appears as though African heroes are ‘uncelebrated’ and remembered less. They are forgotten while alive how much more the minute they ...
  • Malcolm X Quotes, Death, Wife, Kids, Real Name, Biography Malcolm X as he officially wanted to be called was a black American nationalist, human rights activist and religious leader who fought for the emancipation of black Americans. Malcolm X’s Biography, Real Name Malcolm X was born Malcolm Little on May 19, 1925, in Omaha, Nebraska. He was the fourth of eight children born to a homemaker Louise, ...
  • Bob Marley Quotes, How he Died, Children, Net Worth, Grandson, Bio Jamaican reggae star-singer, songwriter, musician and guitarist, Bob Marley was a global phenomenon for his uniquely talented voice. Remembering late Jamaican reggae superstar, 11 May of each year is celebrated by reggae fans and lovers of good music as Marley day. Bob Marley Biography, Children, Grandson It was on February 6, 1945, that Marley was born as Robert Nesta ...
  • Interesting Oprah Winfrey Quotes To Keep You Motivated Oprah Winfrey is one of the world’s most powerful women in the media and business sectors. Her life is the typical success story that motivates and lifts one’s morale. One amazing thing about this media mogul is her sincerity about past hurts, mistakes, healing, and success. The renowned talk show host and media personality is the first ...
  • Chinua Albert Achebe Biography, Death, Net Worth, Family, Facts Best known as one of the finest writers Nigeria has ever produced, Albert Chinua Achebe lived and died a celebrated hero whose legacy, especially in African literature leaves one. s one of the greatest African writers of all times. Known for clarity and simplicity of expressions Chinua Achebe’s Biography Chinua Albert Achebe was born in Ogidi, Anambra State, ...
  • Everything You Need To Know About Abel Dhaira Virtually every Ugandan has an awesome memory of Abel Dhaira, Uganda’s renowned footballer who made his mark on the field as a goalkeeper. Born on September 9, 1987, in Walukuba village, Jinja. Abel was the famous son of Nakijoba Harriet and Bright Dhaira, an ex-Cranes goalkeeper who rose to prominence in Uganda (majorly) as a result of ...
  • Top 15 Unforggetable Robert Mugabe Quotes All HAIL ROBERT MUGABE! The oldest and most famous African leader who was recently pushed out of power. He practically needs no introduction. One thing that is certain about this former African leader who has virtually lived and witnessed one century is that he is no sycophant or a people pleaser. I’m sure he’ll definitely ...
  • Jackie Chan Son, Daughter, Wife, Family, Height, Net Worth, Is he Dead? Jackie is an international superstar, singer, stuntman, actor, martial artist, you name it. An entertainer to the core. With Jackie, the willing suspension of disbelief in movies is simply automatic. This is basically because he is so real with his actions and stunts that you begin to wonder what the guy is really made of. ...
  • Tyler Perry – Biography, Son, Wife, House, Height, Wiki, Girlfriend, Is he Dead? If you know the Madea character in Black American movies, then you know Tyler Perry. He was born as Emmitt Perry Jr on September 13, 1969. He is an American producer, director, writer and lyricist. The celebrity from New Orleans, Louisiana, is an occasional actor. He often models his works within the Christian gospel precepts. The movies often ...
  • Remembering Kwame Nkrumah Quotes On This Day Dr Kwame Nkrumah can easily be described as a man who believed in African Unity and pushed for self governance. He was Ghana’s first president and prime minister who led the fight against British colonialism to gain Ghana’s independence. He was also one of the founding fathers of the Organization of African Unity. These 20 quotes by ...
  • Toussaint L’Ouverture Biography, Quotes, Facts, Wife, Children, Family Toussaint L’Ouverture or Black Napoleon as he is fondly called is the famous military commander whose talent and skills threatened the European invaders. He particularly spearheaded the Haitian revolution in the late 18th century. During the European conquest of Africa, they ruled the continent however but not without any form of challenge or counter attacks. The Black Napoleon ...
  • Mahatma Gandhi Quotes, Biography, Facts, Family, Wife, Height, Death All around the world, the Mahatma Gandhi persona has become a sort of radar for freedom and hope for the oppressed. Anti-War Activist, Mahatma Gandhi popularized the idea of (mass) civil disobedience. Mahatma Gandhi’s Biography He was born Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on 2 October 1869 to a Hindu Modh Baniya family in Porbandar – a coastal town on the Kathiawar Peninsula. His father, Karamchand Uttamchand Gandhi served ...
  • Steve Harvey Wife, Kids, Family, Height, Net Worth, House, Salary, Bio Born on January 17, 1957 as Broderick Stephen Harvey in Welch, West Virginia. Steve Harvey was the son of Jesse Harvey and Eloise Vera. His father was a coal miner. As such, Steve was not born with the silver spoon in his mouth. Funny he was named after an acting super-star in those days known as Broderick Crawford. Today, ...
  • These Are the Most Powerful Women in the World Forbes Magazine has published its list of the most powerful women in 2016 and there are a number of African women on the list. Forbes describes the powerful women as the “smartest and toughest female business leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, scientists, philanthropists and CEOs making their mark in the world today. They’re women who are building billion-dollar brands, ...
  • Everything You Need To Know About Nigeria’s Richest Woman on her Birthday Nigeria’s richest woman, Philanthropist and Africa’s leading self-made female billionaire, Folorunsho Alakija celebrated her 65th birthday in grand style. The amazon is one of Nigeria’s richest high profile personalities who can still boast of their families. Contrary to the seeming stereotype that successful women cannot have it all, this business mogul surely begs to differ. Folorunsho Alakija ...
  • Top 10 World Highest Paid Actresses Right Now The 10 women making the big bucks from acting in movies across all the worldwide international movie industries have a combined $172.5 million between June 1, 2016, and June 1, 2017, before fees and taxes. So who are the world’s highest paid actresses for 2017? Check them out below. Forbes which released the list scoured stars from ...
  • Grace Mugabe – Bio, Parents, Sons, Divorce, Where is She Now? Any name that goes with “Mugabe” is a household name at least in Zimbabwe. Grace is one of those. Grace Mugabe is the current First Lady of Zimbabwe. The 51 year old woman was born on July 23 1965, in Benoni, Johannesburg, South Africa. Before her marriages, she was named as Grace Ntombizodwa Marufu. The Marufus hail from Chivu ...
  • Ladi Delano: How This Enterprising Nigerian Became A Billionaire At 36 From a multi-million dollar vodka business, to real estate, to series of hospitality enterprises, to mining, amongst others, Ladi Delano is the serial entrepreneur who has embodied the vision of Nigerian youthful entrepreneurs. At 30 most Nigerians are still flocking the streets hopelessly searching for a job to get by, however meager. On the reverse, the success ...
  • The Trump Children: Meet President Donald Trump’s Kids We have seen Donald John Trump transition from billionaire businessman to the 45th President of the United States of America. Everything about him has been discussed, from his businesses to appearances on television shows, to his personal relationships and transgressions, Donald Trump may arguably be the most recognizable and well known about public figure out there. But what ...
  • Viola Davis Husband, Daughter, Dad, Family, Net Worth, Body Size On Sunday, Viola Davis won the Best Supporting Actress category at the 2017 Oscars and today she is trending on Twitter. For a black woman in Hollywood, the levels of success that she has managed to attain can sometimes seem surreal. Viola Davis is, however, as real as they come. After stealing countless hearts with her ...
  • Mabel Suglo: The Entrepreneur Who Gives Purpose To Persons With Disabilities There is every reason to be grateful for such a thoughtful entrepreneur as Mabel Suglo, the founder of Eco-shoes in Ghana. Everything about Mabel’s shoe-making business is worth the applause. From her heart to the essence of employing only persons with certain physical limitations to the eco-nature of the business, Mabel stands for everything humanity dreams of. The ...
  • Diane Shima Rwigara Married, Husband, Family, Biography, Facts Meet 35-year old Diane Shima Rwigara who has declared her interest to run for the forth coming presidential elections in Rwanda. She will be the first female independent candidate in the country. Diane Shima Rwigara said this during a Press briefing in Kigali on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Rwandan presidential elections has been scheduled for the 4th of August. According ...
  • Brigitte Macron Bio, Age, Children, Ex-husband, Family, Quick Facts Brigitte Macron– Perhaps the most striking thing there is to know about the new French first lady is that she is 24 years older than the president-elect, Emmanuel Macron. According to the 39-year old, his wife Brigitte has always been his mentor and inspiration. After the first phase of his victory in April, Macron proudly said: “Without her, ...
  • Everything You Need To Know About The Real Prema Mutiso The work of Dr. Bennet Omalu was brought to light by the 2016 movie, Concussion, where movie star Will Smith portrayed the life of the doctor as he discovered Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) in NFL players. The movie also depicted the relationship between Dr. Bennet Omalu and his wife, Prema Mutiso. When the movie came out, it ...
  • Robert Frederick Smith Wife, Children, Net Worth, Biography, Facts Let’s meet Robert Frederick Smith, the richest black man in America with a net worth of $4.4 billion. The quiet billionaire earns much through hard work and high achievement in the software industry. Smith who was the former chief executive of Goldman Sachs, started a private equity and venture capital firm Vista Equity Partners in 2000 and today, ...
  • Saif Al Islam Gaddafi Bio, Siblings, Girlfriend, Net Worth, Quick Facts Saif al-Islam Gaddafi is the most prominent son of slain Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. He is a huge political figure in Libya and was part of his father’s inner circle. Saif was rumored to be a possible successor to his father and was often regarded as the de-facto Prime Minister of the country during his father’s reign. See ...
  • Miya Ali – Bio, Mother, Father, Siblings, Net Worth, Facts Muhammad Ali was the charismatic three-time heavyweight boxing champion that the world loved and loves. He died on June 3, 2016, at the age of 74. As is often the case with truly loved personalities, their children and family are also dragged into the limelight and such is the case of Miya Ali. In Ali’s lifetime, he ...
  • Auma Obama (Barack Obama’s Sister) – Biography, Husband, Daughter Meet Auma Obama, Barack Obama’s older half sister. She is the second most prominently known paternal relation of the former US president after Malik Obama. Both share the same father, Barack Hussein Obama Sr., a top Kenyan government official. Auma Obama was born in Nairobi in 1960 and practically raised in Kenya. Nonetheless, she has lived in several parts ...
  • Tiguidanke Camara: 5 Fast Facts About The First West African Miner On Heels Meet Tiguidanke Camara, the African miner on heels. You may have noticed that mining seems as though it was a strictly male profession. Not that there are occupations strictly reserved for men or women these days. Statistics of the Mining Industry Of Ivory Coast reveals that out of 6000 direct jobs, women represented 112 spots. Likewise, of 30, 000 ...
  • Paul Rusesabagina Biography, Wife, Children, Family, Rwandan Genocide If the story told in the 2004 film, Hotel Rwanda, is true, then Paul Rusesabagina is a real life hero of the Rwandan genocide. The Rwandan genocide is a dark part of Rwanda’s history that saw the death of between 800,000 and 1 million Rwandans in just 100 days. Paul Rusesabagina was said to have faced down the ...
  • Liu Xiaobo: 7 Quick Facts About The Late Chinese Critic & Noble Laureate Last week Thursday, 61 year old Liu Xiaobo, Chinese critic, human right activist and Noble laureate died in detention. Liu is known as the most prominent human rights and democracy advocate in China. China has always been popular for its non-democratic and conservative governing leadership style. Liu Xiaobo in his younger days had started speaking up in advocacy ...
  • George Weah: Everything You Need To Know About This African Legend George Weah is a retired Liberian soccer star. He was named the African, European and World Player of the Year in 1995 and has since set his sights on politics, being really involved in Liberia’s development. He was born in the slums of Monrovia, Liberia on October 1, 1966. His parents were separated and so he was ...
  • Sonji Roi: Everything You Need To Know About Mohammad Ali’s First Wife Just like a movie, the legendary boxer, Muhammad Ali at the age of 22 met a beautiful cocktail waitress, Sonji Roi and crashed in love. Before anyone knew it, he had popped the question, she said yes and voila! they were married. Indeed a fairy tale. But like all fantasies, the union did not last. Sonji Roi ...
  • Macaulay Culkin: Everything You Need To Know About The Home Alone Star Actor, vocalist and musician, Macaulay Culkin started out as a child actor. He became famous for his Kevin McCallister roles in the Home Alone blockbuster sequels. Macaulay Carson Culkin was the third of seven children. He was born on August 26, 1980, to Patricia Brentrup- a telephone operator mother and Christopher Cornelius Culkin, a father who was an entertainer and a ...
  • Joyce Banda Malawi’s First Female President May Also Be The Country’s First Leader To Go To Jail Joyce Banda and Cashgate, Malawi’s biggest corruption scandal, may forever go down in history together. It cost her the 2014 elections that would have allowed her to return as the President of Malaysia and now it may cost her her freedom. That had not seemed at all like the legacy that Joyce Banda would leave behind ...
  • Prince Phillip: 7 Quick Facts About The Queen’s Husband As He Retires At 96 At the age of 96, the Duke of Edinburgh and the General of the Royal Marines., Prince Phillip officially took a bow from public life on Wednesday. He sealed his retirement by participating in the finale of the 1664 Global Challenge. The event which took place in Buckingham Palace’s forecourt marks the year the Royal Marines ...
  • Natalie Becker: The Rise Of The South African Actress Natalie Becker is a top female media personality in South Africa. She is an actress, TV/Radio Presenter and serial compere. Natalie is also a co- founder of Thought Leader Global Media. The award winning SA star was born in George, Western Cape province. Natalie studied at the University of Cape Town where she obtained a Bachelors Degree in Social ...
  • How Tall Is Putin And Other Facts About The Russian President So How Tall is Putin? Russia’s president Vladimir Putin is of the regular height- not short and not tall either. He is found to be of an average height of 170 cm(5 foot 7 inches). Other body measurements include a body weight of 82kg, Body fat-18% and muscle index of 4.7. Aside from his height and blue eyes, ...
  • Keo Motsepe: Get To Know This South African Dancer Keo Motsepe is a South African dancer whose dancing talent is paving a way for him in the international scene. He is famous for his serial appearances on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars TV show. Keoikantse ‘Keo’ Motsepe was born on November 24, 1989 in Pretoria, South Africa. At the age of 5, Keo knew what he wanted ...
  • Veronica Porsche Ali: All You Need To Know About Ali’s Third Ex-Wife Being a serial divorcee, Mohammad Ali had a total of 4 wives in his lifetime and Veronica Porsche Ali was his 3rd wife. After his short lived fantastical romance and marriage to Sonji Roi, the late legendary boxer married Belinda Boyd who later changed her name to Khalilah Camacho-Ali after their Islamic wedding in 1967. The couple divorced in ...
  • Priscillah Mabelane: BP’s First Black Woman CEO, Five Things You Need to Know Priscillah Mabelane has been appointed as the new chief executive of BP Southern Africa. She will be the first ever black woman to be appointed to that role and a lot of people seem excited by the appointment. She will take the helm on 1 September, exactly six years after joining the organization. BP Southern Africa chairperson, ...
  • Caleb Mutombo: Everything You Need To Know About The Congolese Bodybuilder 3 feet 7 inches Caleb Mutombo battles with a disability but not with self-esteem and confidence. The seriously aspiring 19-year old bodybuilder faced a troubling childhood. “Growing up was tough, we grew up without our parents, we just took from each other, we learnt from each other, but then again I can say I’m also happy about that ...
  • DJ Black Coffee: Five Things You Should Know About This Wave Making DJ DJ Black Coffee is without a doubt the most prominent electronic music producer in Africa. He got his big career break in 2004 when he was chosen as a participant in the 2004 Red Bull Music Academy held in Cape Town. See Also: Priscillah Mabelane: BP’s First Black Woman CEO, Five Things You Need to Know He ...
  • 5 Reasons the World Loves Beyonce So Much At 36 There are probably only very few people in this world who have not at least heard of Beyonce Knowles. Her star has shown so brightly for a while now and only seems to get brighter with each year. From the days when she was a stand out member of Destiny Child as they crooned their way ...
  • Amina Yuguda: Quick Facts About Nigeria’s BBC’s Komla Dumor Award Winner For the second time in a row, a Nigerian, Amina Yuguda has won BBC’s World News Komla Dumor Award. The Komla Dumor award was established to honor African journalists who are making a difference. On her win, the media personality said this: “I was overwhelmed with joy. Storytellers have always had an important role in Africa… this is ...
  • Lebohang Monyatsi: 5 Things To Know About The First African Woman To Model In A Wheelchair Lebohang Monyatsi is the first woman in Africa to be a runway model in a wheelchair. Like Jillian Mercado another model who was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy as a child and ended up in a wheelchair when she was 12 years old, Monyatsi is challenging views on the hindrances of disability. See Also: These Models Are Helping ...
  • Vhutshilo Netshituni: Everything You Need To Know About SA’s First Black Paediatric Oncologist Let’s meet 36 year old Vhutshilo Netshituni, South Africa’s first black Paediatric Oncologist. Vhutshilo Netshituni is currently a staff of Pietersburg Hospital in Polokwane. She works at the paediatric oncology unit which specializes in childhood cancer treatment. Such a feat has never been achieved by any black South African. Other facts there are to know about the trendsetter are as follows: 1. ...
  • Top 3 Female CNN Anchors You Didn’t Know Were Africans Female African CNN Anchors– CNN is one of the leading news agencies in the world. The satellite television news channel founded in 1980 by Ted Turner has one of the bests journalists and presenters in media broadcasting. Making up the formidable team are incredible media talents who are Africans by birth. 1. Zain Ejiofor Asher Nationality: Nigerian Zain Asher is a CNN Presenter ...
  • Chris Gardner: How A Homeless Single Dad Became A Multi-millionaire Chris Gardner is a self-made African American millionaire, investor, author, international speaker and stockbroker. This is the real life character behind The Pursuit of Happyness movie, which starred Will Smith and his real life son, Jaden smith.  In a world where suicide and anger are crowning the frustrations of people, the life changing story of this black man ...
  • Deborah Ajakaiye: Meet The First Female Physics Professor In Africa Deborah Ajakaiye was born in 1940, in Plateau State capital, Jos, in Northern region of Nigeria. In 1980, she became the first ever female Physics professor in Nigeria and the continent. It is a puzzle though why this feat has gone unnoticed or perhaps no longer celebrated. Except you stumble on her name on the internet or ...
  • Dr Tumi: 5 Fast Facts About The South African Gospel Singer Every Christian has the ruling belief that working in the Lord’s vine has its perks. Dr Tumi is one of the living proofs of this. It is even more practical to say that finding one’s footing in life and being in sync with it is the first step of success and indeed greatness. Dr Tumi is a producer, ...
  • Yakubu Abubakari: Latest Known Facts Of Ghana’s Dead Soccer Player On October 31, 2017 Ghana FA announced the death of former Black Stars midfielder, Yakubu Abubakari. Ghana soccer fans are loudly expressing their condolence over the sad loss. Yakubu Abubakari played for the Black Stars and later moved up to the international scene where he played for Great Mariners, Ajax and Vitesse. The cause of his death has not ...
  • Dr Viwe Mtwesi: South Africa’s Youngest Black Female Cardiologist South Africa introduces her youngest  black Female Cardiologist, Dr Viwe Mtwesi. The 32-year old cardiologist is best described as a young woman of principles and a lover of hardwork. Most stunning is her humble and down to earth response to the praises of the people for attaining an indeed significant feat for women, young black natives ...
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger: 7 Interesting Facts Of The Actor Turned US Governor Call him “Commando” or the “Terminator”, Arnold Schwarzenegger is an Austrian-American actor, producer, businessman, investor, author, philanthropist, activist, politician, and former professional bodybuilder Schwarzenegger is a household name. He is most popular for his Hollywood career as an action movie star. In time his break in the political world made him all the more famous. 1. Had A Troubled Childhood Arnold ...
  • Ifeoma Fafunwa: Nigerian Woman Making A Difference With Creative Arts As the wave of social change hits every corner of the world, Nigeria’s Ifeoma Fafunwa steps right into it with the core aim of improving the society and specifically empowering women. Fafunwa is the Creative Director and Chief Executive Officer of iOpenEye Limited which preaches change for the betterment of the society through performing arts. She is a fellow ...
  • Mabior Garang: Top 5 Facts About The Minister Of Water Affairs In Sudan At the appointment of Mabior Garang in 2016 as the minister of Water Affairs in Sudan, Africans made the youthful leader a point of interest. The young man was all over the internet for a range of reasons. Some for good, some others for bad. Bottom line is that his personality was entirely different from the ...
  • Bisa Kdei: 10 Lesser Known Facts About The Ghanaian Singer Bisa Kdei is a popular Ghanaian “hip-life” native singer and record producer from Eastern Region. From the days of his humble beginnings, Kdei has remained an artiste who is down to earth and utterly passionate about the preservation of the African culture through the arts. Let’s take a look at some of the not so known facts about ...
  • Shatta Wale: 10 Lesser Known Facts About The Ghanaian Producer Shatta Wale proclaimed his own self the dance hall king but there will be very few in Ghana who will dispute his claim. The Ghanaian producer is known far and wide and has been able to distinguish himself in a number of respects. He courts controversy but he also knows how to keep bringing the music ...
  • Kofi Kinaata: All You Need To Know About The Fante Rap God Meet the Takoradi born Ghanaian musician and songwriter, Kofi Kinaata. This sensational Ghanaian star is best known as the Fante rap master, Kofi Kinaata is one of the country’s unique artistes. Kofi who maintains that he is an “upcoming star” has been managed by Tony Pan CEO of High Grade Family since 2013. Here is everything you need to ...
  • Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters: Quick Facts About The Current Miss Universe Winning the Miss Universe 2017 is South Africa’s Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters. She was crowned the most beautiful girl in the Universe not just for her physical beauty but her effortless elegance and intelligence. The show was held on Sunday night at The AXIS, Planet Hollywood, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. It was hosted by Steve Harvey and thankfully the ...
  • Katie Pavlich Measurements, Married, Husband, Bio, Height, Instagram If you have ever come across any “Fast and Furious” featuring Barack Obama, it is the handiwork of Katie Pavlich. The book which exposed Obama’s bloodiest scandal and the shameless cover-up thereof has been earning Pavlich much praise and fame ever since it was published in 2012. But, Katie Pavlich is more famed as a journalist. She ...
  • Margaret Kenyatta: Everything You Need To Know About Kenya’s First Lady Margaret Kenyatta is one of Kenya’s first ladies that will not be forgotten in a hurry. She is the wife of Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, 4th President of the republic of Kenya. As subtle as she is in discharging her duties, she commands a great deal of respect in the country. Many have described her as the power ...
  • Tom Anderson: Fast Facts And Net Worth Of Myspace Founder Meet Tom Anderson, the default profile photo and popular face of Myspace invention. Before Facebook came into the scene, Myspace was the deal. Before then, the Myspace founder Tom Anderson was one of the leading money bags in the social media industry. It was created after Friendster social networking service website, in Lumpur, Malaysia. The American entrepreneur was born ...
  • Chioma Ajunwa: 5 Quick Facts About Nigeria’s Olympic Gold Medalist Nigeria’s success in global athletics will not be complete if we fail to mention the multi-talented Chioma Ajunwa. The 46-year old former athlete was recently made the commissioner of Police in her home town. She has been recognized in her country in Nigeria for several efforts in the aspect of national development. For taking the West Africa country ...
  • Everything You Need To Know About The Motsepe Foundation The Motsepe Foundation functions under the tutelage of Precious Moloi Motsepe, Patrice Motsepe’s wife. Patrice Motsepe began to donate half of his fortune to the welfare of the poor since 2013. Through the Motesepe family foundation, run by his wife, the South African business tycoon has been giving back to the society via catering to social development and community ...
  • Maame Biney: Fast Facts Of 17 Year Old Ghanaian Olympic Record Breaker Maame Biney is an American speed-skater but originally of a Ghanaian descent. It is always a thing of joy to see Africans in the diaspora who are doing great for themselves and representing Africa well. Few days ago in Utah, United States, an African born American made history as she qualified for the 2018 Speedskating Short Track World Cup competitions. Biney ...