Barack Obama Turns A Year Older

Highly revered and 44th president of the United States of America Barack Obama marks a year of celebration as he turns 60 years.

Reports indicate that, the 44th president of the US and his family is set to celebrate his birthday in a grand style at his luxurious Martha’s Vineyard estate on the island of Massachusetts.

Although the birthday falls on August 4, reports circulating is that, the power packed birthday celebration is slated for this weekend where plans have been made to contain over 400 guests including family and friends.

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Under strict Covid 19 safety protocols, the crew for the upcoming birthday party will put measures in place that will serve the purposes of the former head of state’s vaccination advocacy thereby, making sure the hundreds of invited guests who are not yet vaccinated undergo vaccination before they can partake in the get-together at the forecourt of the estate.

Also, the close source of the former Democratic leader, revealed that, people might genuinely want to send presents and gifts to the former US president on his special day but, the Obamas would prefer they channel all the gifts to the charity organisations seeking to support young boys and girls of colour including the Obama Foundation’s Global Leadership programs which seeks to empower young boys and girls, My Brother’s Keeper Alliance and Girls Opportunity Alliance.

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Michelle Obama took to her socials with this beautiful image below and message to wish her husband happy birthday

Of all of your accomplishments, I know that being a present, loving father to our girls tops them all. Thank you for never letting the weight of the world get in the way of being a wonderful husband and father. Happy 60th birthday, Barack Obama’~Michelle Obama

 

Barack Obama  is the first African American president, he attended Columbia University, New York city in 1981 to study Political Science with minors in International Relations and English Literature. Following his graduation, he took up a 12-month job roles as a financial researcher and a writer at an American consultant firm known as the Business International Corporation. He also worked as a project coordinator with a research group at the City College of New York.

He then furthered his education with a law degree at the Harvard law school and came out as a civil rights legal practitioner, as well as a tutor for Constitutional Law at the University of Chicago Law School between 1992 and 2004. Prior to his success in 2008 as the us president, he served as the Illinois State senator from 1997 to 2004 and from 2005 till his presidential election, as the US senator.

His tenure in office as president of the United States contributed immensely to the economic, health and social development of the Americans through the various innovative laws implemented under his administration. Barack Obama’s vision did not end after the end of his presidency.

He continued to spread his vision through several developmental projects including the Obama Foundation. He is also an author for a lot of insightful books like, Dream From My Father, The Audacity Of Hope, Of Thee I Sing among several others.  The Obamas owns the production company, Higher Ground Productions which has worked on couple of documentaries featured on Netflix to inspire people.

Join us in wishing history maker Barack Obama an amazing birthday today and always

Meghan Markle Turns A Year Older Today

Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markel clocks 40 years today, August 4, 2021.  The royal couple is believed to make this special day a memorable one in a private celebration with few guests including family and friends at their residence in California. The party is expected to be graced impressive celebrities including Oprah Winfrey. Sending well wishes to Meghan Markel on her birthday.

The Royal Family also took their social media platforms to wish Meghan a happy with these beautiful photos below and

Wishing The Duchess of Sussex a very Happy Birthday today!’ Message

The Duchess of Sussex was born in Los Angeles, California on August 04, 1981. She went through primary and secondary school education at the Hollywood Little Red Schoolhouse and the Immaculate Heart High School. She was then enrolled in the Northwestern University in Illinois where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in theatre and international studies.

Before venturing in acting as a fulltime profession, Meghan Markle had to support herself financially by engaging in petty trading as bookbinding consultant and freelance calligrapher because she encountered difficulties in getting assigned to movie roles since she had an unstable ethnicity.

However, she was able to work her way through and make her debut television appearance in the American daytime series, the General Hospital which she played a scene as a nurse. Subsequently she secured roles in TV series like Century City in 2004, The War at Home in 2006, CSI: NY in 2006, Fringe, Get Him to the Greek, Remember Me, the hit show Suits, among several others.

She’s notable for her great fashion sense and that earned her modelling deals. She also set up clothing lines with the Canadian clothing company from 2015 to 2016 aside her acting profession and embarked on charity works that focused on women problems and social justice. She was featured in the cover story for the issue of Vanity Fair in 2017.

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Meghan Markle was the owner of a lifestyle blog dubbed The Tig. The content of the blog was about fashion, food, beauty, travel and women making wave around the globe. It gathered huge views on her social media platforms from her fans in the days of her movie, Suits but in early 2018, it was shut down before her marriage.

 

Meghan Markle resigned from on-screen activities when her royal marriage was due. She then joined her husband in engaging in royal duties. She made several appearances at official gatherings of the royal family including the Commonwealth Day Service and the Garden Party which were all attended with the Queen.

 

She met Prince Harry in 2016 and officially got wedded in May 2018.

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The couple have been blessed with two adorable kids, Archie and Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.

 

Meghan Markle and her husband, the Duke of Sussex Prince Harry dedicated a lot of time in projects focusing on women empowerment, girls’ education, inclusivity and encouragement of social entrepreneurship. Working with her husband, she was assigned the role of a youth ambassador to the Commonwealth which involved overseas trips. She has worked on a number charitable organisations and travelled around the world in promoting social justice, human rights.

 

As an advocate and a public speaker, she served as a vocal point for creating awareness on women’s menstrual health and stigmatization in collaboration with the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. She was also honoured an ambassadorial deal with World Vision Canada where she travelled to Rwanda for the Clean Water Campaign.

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Following their withdrawal from royal duties, the couple have landed landmark deals with media companies and organisations including Netflix and Spotify. Meghan Markel also earned a voice over deal with Disney. She’s also the author the picture book, the Bench released this year.

Join us in wishing the amazing and talented woman an awesome 4oth birthday! 

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Nollywood Superstar Rita Dominic turns a year older, join us in wishing her an amazing birthday.

The award-winning actress was adored on her special day by her industry colleagues and followers around the world. Forever beautiful, Rita Dominic looks stunning and younger in fashionable photoshoot even in her mid 40s.

The actress and entrepreneur expressed her gratitude to God for her beautiful life and all the blessings bestowed on her. as a brand ambassador for LG, the actress in collaboration with LG decided to celebrate her birthday by giving out three lucky fans microwaves

Rita Dominic is not an exception when talking about the pioneers of Nollywood. Her originality in acting has landed her huge fan base as well as numerous honours in her possession.

Beginning her acting profession at a very young age, the actress has come a long way reaching the peak of her movie career. Alongside acting is her entrepreneurial gigs as a producer, model, and television presenter. She is a philanthropist as well.

During her secondary school days, Rita Dominic explored her talent and passion for acting where she played several roles in the school’s drama club. She furthered her education at the University of Port Harcourt to undertake a BA degree in Theatre Arts and completed in 1999. 

 

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She’s notable for roles like, a princess, wife, maltreated child, daughter of a president, romantic role among several mind-blowing movie characters. She has starred in a lot of movies.

Some of her best movies include, “A Time To Kill” which actually is her debut movie and paved way for her prominence in the eyes of the public and her most award winning movie, the Meeting and Shattered.

Subsequently, she took up some roles in movies like, Prisoner of Love, My Guy, Face of a Liar, Love You Forever, Lean on Me, Back from America, Love Temple, Love After Love, Never Too Far, More Than Gold, Love Story, Married for Money just to mention a few.

She owns her own production known as the Rita Dominic productions which has produces a lot of movies. Her unique personality has also earned her several brands promotion deals from businesses like Glo, LG and Afrexim Bank as an Intra African Trade Fair (IATF) Goodwill Ambassador.

Rita Dominic is the only actress from west Africa to have won 2012 Kenya’s Kalasha Awards for Best Actress.

The iconic actress and TV goddess has also won numerous awards including, Best of Nollywood Awards for Best Actress in Supporting role English film in 2013, Best Actress at Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards in 2014, Nigeria Entertainment Awards, Best Actress in Lead Role film in 2013 and a lot more.

 

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Mother of Tanzanian multi-award winning Bongo Flava artist Diamond Platnumz celebrates yet another milestone.

Join us in wishing this beautiful woman an amazing day! We wish Mama Dangote Gods blessings always.

Mama Dangote (Sanura Sandra Kassim)  as affectionately called by her family and friends has been widely celebrated by the fans of her child Diamond Platnumz and significant others. She was surprised with a private party organised by her children at her residence.

Photo Credit: Diamond Platnumz

Excerpt from the celebration was displayed on her official Instagram page and as beautiful and still young looking, was seen in the video happily dancing with the family whiles singing the usual happy birthday song. She showed her appreciation to her family at the comment session of the video posted.

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She said: “Thank you @hotelverde_znz for the morning surprise, that is for me this is very big especially on this special day of my birthday … Again, thank you for the cake 🎂”.

 

Not forgetting her beloved and Tanzania’s pride, Diamond Platnumz’s special birthday message to his ride or die. Opening up on the special feeling for his mom, the artiste posted a throwback picture of her mum and himself with a lovely caption.

The caption reads: “Words can’t express how much i love you mom…. thank you for the life, thank you for me 🎂❤❤@mama_dangote ❤❤ 🎂

Talking about motherly love, Mama Dangote is second to none. She’s always captured in pictures and videos hyping her children especially, the Jeje hitmaker. She has been of great inspiration to the son with her uplifting words of encouragement to her son Diamond Platnumz.

Photo Credit: Sanura Sandra Kassim /Mama Dangote

Popular Nigerian veteran actor, writer and lawyer, Richard Mofe-Damijo also known as RMD marks his  birthday with stylish photoshoot.

The birthday which happens to be his 60th years was celebrated by family, work colleagues and netizens all over the world.

These loved ones took time off their busy periods to shower well wishes and blessings on the actor’s life as he continues to enjoy the path of life in strength and good health.

As a writer and actor, RMD celebrated himself in a brief but encouraging message to appreciate God for his life. He wrote:

“Finally! It’s dawn…And it’s my birthday…What an incredible journey…This has been Yet I won’t tire…Just super grateful…And thankful..Life like a Nollywood movie..To God be the glory!”

 

He also posted a video of himself dressed in his fashionable green embroidered agbada and beads necklace whiles he dances to a Nigerian traditional music. Under the video was another caption to show gratitude to God and his supports.

 

Born on July 06 in the 60s around the coast of delta state in Nigeria, RMD began his television career as an actor after graduating from the university. Prior to his acting career, RMD worked as a journalist, specifically reporting for former Concord Newspaper, Metro Magazine and the Guardian.

 

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Inspired by his early roles in the drama club, RMD continued his studies in Theatre Arts at the University of Benin and landed with a law degree at the University of Lagos in 2004.

He’s got impeccable skills in acting, writing and producing, which has earned him countless movie roles and accolades for his immense contribution in the movie industry.  

 

The superstar was also assigned a political role as the Special Adviser of Culture and Tourism under the administration of Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan in 2008. The following year, he was appointed the commissioner the Culture and Tourism of Delta State, Nigeria and served for a maximum of five years.

His relevance in the movie industry dates back from the late 90s playing insightful roles in movies like, Out of Bounds, Diamond Ring, The Price, Emotional Pain, Private Sin, Standing Alone, Darkest Night, Caught in the Middle, The Wedding Party, 10 Days in Sun City, just to mention a few.  

 

The legendary actor is also a producer and the CEO of RMD Productions with branches including, RMDtvng and RMDtheactor. His first movie produced by himself is dubbed, Out of Bounds. Other projects under his production umbrella include, Bed time with Granpa for kids, Made in Warri and several others

 

For about a decade now, the veteran actor has been teaching at Sunday school alongside his acting profession. The iconic actor is the founder of RMD Foundation, a charitable organisation with the aim of mentoring people to achieve their aspirations.

 

The legend has earned himself multiple honours such as Best Actor in a Leading Role, Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2005, Lifetime Achievement Award, Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2016, Overall Best Actor in a Leading Role in the movie, Cross Road, Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2018 among several others.

Join us in wishing this talented Superstar an awesome birthday!

 

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Photo Credit: Richard Mofe-Damijo

 

 

 

Ace Nigerian musician known by his stage name, Burna Boy turns a year older today. Clocking 30 years today, the multiple award winning superstar has been surprised with a special birthday present from his family.

 

Burna Boy’s family displayed some decorative balloons and light that had his name and age to join him celebrate his special day. On the artiste’s Instagram story, he posted the videos of him entering his room and surprisingly saw the lovely gesture from his family who were singing a birthday song at the background as he approaches the balloons and light.

 

A week before his birthday, Burna Boy took to social media to share emotional message about how he felt as approaching his 30s in a week time. He as well celebrated his dad and wished himself better life as he looks up to him. Adding that, he’d like to celebrate a whole week in Miami for his birthday, tagging some friends along the post.

 

He said: “can’t believe I’m really turning 30 years old in a week.  My Father is Not rich at all but I pray that as this new phase of my life begins I can be even half the man that he is. I just want to be better and do better. I’m feeling emotional as fuck right now. lol. I wanna be in MIAMI on my birthday Smiling the whole week. @Diddy @Pharrell @KodakBlack1k @USMAN84kg @RickRoss @ZoeyDollaz im turning 30 in yo City! What we doing?”

 

Music lovers of Burna Boy also showered powerful well wish messages to express their love as he embarks on a new chapter and journey in his life.

 

Once again, happy birthday to Burna Boy!!

 

Today, July 1st 2021,   The royal family and the world  are remembering and paying tribute to the Princess Diana of Wales on what would have been her 60th birthday.

The People’s Princess – Diana, Princess of Wales. Gone but not forgotten

 

Princess Diana passed away in a gory motor accident in August 31, 1997. 

Remembering  her birthday,  a private ceremony was organised by the royal family with couple of memorable events such as the statue unveiling moment of the princess.

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The sculpture of the late princess at  Kensington Palace and was unveiled to the world by her two sons, the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William and the Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry. 

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Princess Diana’s statue was commissioned in 2017, but the family officially revealed it today as part of today’s memorial. The monument is mounted at the entrance of the palace which has undergone massive replanting of trees and flowers particularly, the kind of flowers the princess loved in her earthly days. 

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The garden is also described as one of Princess Diana’s favourite places in the place. The statue has two statues of children at the edges with Princess Diana’s arms around the necks of the children, believing to depict her love and the benevolent works she stood for.

Prince William and Prince Harry paid a combine tribute, posted the picture of their mother’s statue on twitter with a caption that said;

“Today, on what would have been our Mother’s 60th birthday, we remember her love, strength and character – qualities that made her a force for good around the world, changing countless lives for the better.”

People around the world  joined  the tribute by pouring out love for the late Princess Diana

Friends and loved ones of the royal family were also at Kensington Palace in London with picture frames and banners of the late princess alongside touching and heartfelt messages in honour of her 60th birthday.

Bouquet of flowers and balloons were arranged and decorated in Princess Diana name and age to commemorate her birthday…

 

American music legend and American Idol Judge Lionel Richie is a year older today. Join us in wishing him an awesome birthday!

 

The longest serving music icon and television personality celebrated his 72nd birthday on Sunday June 20, 2021 which also happened to be Father’s Day. 

 

Whiles celebrating his father, Lionel Richie Snr. on his social media pages, he received double of the admiration from family and loved ones as a birthday celebrant and Father’s Day salutations.

 

He spent quality time with his family and was also well celebrated by fans and lovers across the globe. The children of the singer and songwriter gave him remarkable reasons to smile and feel so special by appreciating and celebrating their father with a cake made in his likeness.

 

A picture of his children happily admiring the birthday cake was displayed on the Instagram page by his youngest daughter  Sofia, with a  Father’s Day message at the comment session. Also, several pictures from the birthday celebration was posted on the daughter’s timeline to honour the musician.

 

America’s famous morning show, Good Morning America (GMA) also compiled a video that featured couple of videos of the singer’s music which included his hit song ‘all night long’ in celebrating the superstar on his special day.

Born on June 20 1949, Lionel Richie grew up in Tuskegee, Alabama in the united states of America. He started developing his passion for music in his early years whiles he was in college.

He co-founded a renowned R&B band dubbed, the Commodores where he wrote a lot of hits songs for the band. Some of the songs include, “Easy”, “Three Times a Lady”, “Still” and others in 1968.

He then introduced himself as a solo artiste around 1982 releasing his first solo album, Lionel Richie comprising of his major hit single, “Truly.” He was the co-writer of Michael Jackson’s “We are the world”.

Lionel Richie is one of the music icons in America and has been relevant in the music industry since his recognition. He’s produced a lot of hits and received several awards for his innovative flairs. He’s got in his possession, a total of ten studio albums, four live albums, seven compilation albums, and 42 singles.

He has won several Grammies alongside with other prestigious honours for his amazing contribution in the world of entertainment. Currently he serves as a judge for the singing competition platform American Idol.

Join us in celebrating this Living icon!

 

Happy birthday to East African superstar and owner of the Konde Gang Worldwide record label, Rajabu Abdul Kahali, popularly known as Harmonize.

Harmonize began his music career in 2011 but rose to fame in 2015 when he became the first artiste signed under Diamond Platnumz’ WCB record label.

He recorded his first single “Aiyola” in 2015 which was sold successfully. In 2016, the young and talented music icon followed up with songs including “Bado” and “Kwa Ngaru” featuring Diamond Platnumz.

His collaboration with Diamond Platnumz on the song “Kwa Ngaru” served as the breakthrough hit for his career in 2017. Some of the singles he released under the record label include, “Matatizo”, “Happy Birthday”, “Sina” among others.

Harmonize founded record label, Konde Gang Worldwide. His first album titled, “Afro East” was the main project embarked by the artiste since he started his music profession.

The album consisting of 18 songs was officially launched in March 14, 2020. A lot of energy was invested in his main project because he worked closely with expensive African artistes including those mentioned above.

Artistes signed unto Konde Gang Worldwide are seven including harmonize himself. On Thursday, march 11, 2021, a new artiste known as Angela was unveiled to work with the record label and was officially welcomed in an honourable ceremony held at the headquarters of the crew.

The welcome ceremony came after the main introduction by the leader and founder of the label, Harmonize in a brief press conference held on the same day at the Hyatt Regency in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

 

The newly signee gave her consent to work with the label in the presence of her parents.  For now, Angela is the only female artiste signed onto the label. She’s been labelled as Angela by Harmonize. Her label mates are Ibraah, Country Bwoy, Killy, Cheed and Skales.

Currently, Harmonize is in a relationship with Tanzanian actress Frida Kajala.

She has featured in movies like, Kigodoro, House Girl & Boy, Jeraha la Moyo, Vita Baridi among several others.

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Some of Harmonise’s  latest songs “Inabana” and “All Night” featuring his newly signed artist, Angela Tz.

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Retired Ivorian national football team captain and striker of the Chelsea FC, Didier Drogba turns a year older.

The greatest of all time, soccer player has been honoured greatly on his birthday by his fans across the globe and the various clubs he played a pivotal role in the world of football.

His soccer colleagues also paid tribute to the living legend on his 43rd birthday celebration for the never ending excellent skills displayed as a professional footballer.

 

Knowns officially as Didier Yves Drogba Tébily, was born on March 11 in Abidjan, the capital of Ivory Coast. Drogba spent few years of his childhood age in France where he was raided by his uncle who was then a professional footballer.

Drawing inspiration from his uncle, he gained passion for football and decided to follow his passion at age five by making soccer his hobby and played almost every day at a car park where he lived. Later on, his parents moved to France.

Developing his professional skills, Drogba joined a French local sporting youth club, Levallois as an apprentice where he contributed exceptionally and impressed the team’s officials when he was just 15 years old.

At 21, he signed his first professional deal with Le Mans Club in Ligue 2, a France professional soccer league. He served the club from 1998-2002.  Drogba then moved to another club known as, Guingamp, between the years 2002 and 2003 where he scored 17 goals out of his 34 appearances.

In 2004, he stepped up his game by signing a prestigious contract with Premier League Club, Chelsea where he made remarkable impact on the team with his dribbling skills as the club’s striker.

Indeed, Drogba’s success in Chelsea gave room for the African continent in gaining international recognition in producing highly skilled young talents in the world.

It also inspired African players and served as a measure to explore their unknown abilities that earned them both local and international recognition.

Didier Drogba played a major role for Chelsea FC by helping the team to win its first Premier League Champions after 50 years while he made his debut appearance for Chelsea.

His subsequent roles for the clubs was such incredible that, he gained extraordinary titles in his name. He was recognised by FIFA for being the first Ivorian player to score a goal in the 2006 World Cup.

He is also the only African player to score highest goals for the club and 100 goals in Premier Leagues.  

Other soccer clubs the ace footballer joined include, Olympique de Marseille, Shanghai Shenhua, Galatasaray, Montreal Impact and Phoenix Rising. Drogba retired from his profession officially in 2018, at 40 years.

 

Aside his massive contribution in soccer, Drogba has taken up several social and philanthropic projects to help young ones in fulfilling their dreams through his Didier Drogba Foundation which was established in 2007.

 

Today we celebrate a true legend of Africa and the world at large. Happy birthday Didier drogba.