Fast-rising Nigerian pianist and afro pop artist Mayorkun is a year older today.

Join us in wishing this talented star an awesome birthday!

Mayorkun began his music career four years ago when he released his first hit, “Eleko” under Davido’s Recod Label, DMW 

Before engaging fully in music, the University of Lagos alumnus was working in a bank with his Accounting qualification in Nigeria.

Following his decision of quitting banking job and working under Davido’s DMW, he released several hit songs like Yawa, Che Che, Mama, Posh and Fantasy.

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Later in December 2018, his premier studio album, “The Mayor of Lagos” which was released in November, 2018 surfaced on the Billboard World Albums Chart, at number 15.

Since, he appeared in the Music Industry, he’s been making waves with the music career and has mounted on huge platforms for great performances across the globe.

For barely 5 years in his music career, he’s been able to work hard and achieved a lot.

Others include: The Headies Rookie of The Year Award (2016), City People Entertainment Award, Most Promising Act (2016), Nigerian Teen Choice Awards, Choice New Song of The Year (2016).

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Also, for Best New Act at Nigerian Entertainment Award (2017), The Headies Next Rated Award In 2018, The Headies Hip Hop World Revelation Award (2019) among others.

The trouble of the Covid-19 didn’t hinder the artist from enjoying his anniversary.

He was seen in a video he posted today on his Instagram page partying with Davido, Chioma and more

 

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Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie celebrates his 73rd anniversary. Join us in wishing this Nollywood Veteran an awesome day!

 

The talented award winning and internationally recognised veteran actor has been functioning in the Nigerian movie industry since the 1980’s.

Pete, in his teens was involved in a stage play when he was in secondary school. Right after secondary school, he worked with the Nigerian railway corporation and Later continued his education at a Television and Journalism school in England.

He then entered into broadcasting corporation, where he began his career as a Junior Programme Assistant and later got promoted to the position of a director.

As a director of the radio station, he acted in various managerial capacity and sometimes deputy managing director.

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Nonetheless, Pete had to leave the radio station due to the politicisation of affairs in the broadcasting corporation by the then incumbent government.

Before quitting the broadcasting role, he had already gained international recognition and won award through his feature in the Nigerian TV series, things fall apart in 1987.

Hence, moving into the movie industry wasn’t so difficult for him due to his achievement.

He continued with his acting profession officially around the same year. he has featured in more than hundred movies and some of the movies include, Rituals, 1998, Full Moon,1998, Narrow Escape, 1999, Oduduwa, 2000, Zoza, 2006,

Holly Ghost Fire, 2001, Battle Line, 2002, Billionaires Club, 2003, Super Love, 2003, St. Michael, 2004. In fact, he’s been consistent from 1998 to 2019 when he featured in Night Bus to Lagos and foreigners God movies.

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Indeed, his hard work in the industry has really paid off with numerous awards and recognition. Below is his achievement since his active role in the movie industry.

  1. Movie Personality of the Year, City People Magazine, 1999
  2. Best Actor in Africa, Censors’ Board, 2001
  3. Best Actor in Nigeria, Censors’ Board, 2003
  4. Member of the Order of the Niger, former president Olusegun Obasanjo, 2003
  5. Special Recognition Award, Best of Nollywood (BON),along with Lanre Hassan (Iya Awero), Former Governor Emmanuel Udaghan, 2013
  6. Lifetime Achievement Award, Africa Movie Academy Awards, 2013
  7. Industry Merit Award, Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards, 2014
  8. Life Impact Awards,Times Heroes Awards, 2017

The committed and excellent actor is also known for his inspirational quotes and proverbs which helps individuals to comprehend the nature of life.

 

Check out our amazing young Fashionistas on their Road to fame. More about fashion here 

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 What Does Your Fashion Sense Say About You? Meet little princess Evania Heart, she is mixed African, VIP Model, Jamaican, British, Nigerian, Runway Model Filipino…

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She started her modelling career at the age of 4. Evania has been featured on various websites worldwide and even kids fashion magazines…

Future Miss World!

Evania Heart

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Need a beautiful child model?  Follow/Contact Evania Heart on Instagram @rockie.meow

Evania Heart’s Instagram account is run by mom

 

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#TBT: Black parents give birth to white baby: Beauty of God (Nmachi) – The birth of a completely white baby girl, Nmachi, by a Nigerian couple has not stopped generating diverse reactions.

When Angela Ihegboro first saw her newborn daughter, she was “speechless.” “She’s a miracle baby,” the 35-year-old mother said. Baby Nmachi is a blue-eyed, blond-haired white baby born to two black Nigerian immigrant parents at a London hospital. Genetics experts don’t believe in miracles, but they didn’t have any simple answers to the mystery of baby Nmachi.

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They offered three theories: She’s the result of a gene mutation unique to her. If that is the case, Nmachi would pass the gene to her children — and they, too, would likely be white. She’s the product of long-dormant white genes, passed on to her by her parents, that might have been carried by their predecessors for generations without surfacing until now. While doctors have said Nmachi is not an outright albino, or lacking in all pigment, they added that the child may have some kind of mutated version of the genetic condition — and that her skin could darken over time. Astonishing!

 

Where Is Nmachi Ihegboro 2019? Do you know where Nmachi Ihegboro is now?  We would love to here from them we can’t wait to see how cute she has become. 

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Wishing a very Happy Birthday to the Queen of dance Amaku Ikpeme, popularly known as ‘Queen Teddy’!  The bubbly and gorgeous dancing queen is a year older today! 

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Join African Celebs in wishing this Nigerian/American dancing queen a wonderful birthday!

Queen Teddy has been breaking the internet with her dance from day one with her viral videos. 

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If you’re looking for way to relax and have fun, then you’re in luck! Check the flyer below to see when next she’s in your city. ‘QUEENTEDDY Movement is coming…”

 

Queen Teddy’s website at www.queenteddy.com and register to attend one of her dance classes or better still follow her @queenteddy on Instagram at  for all the latest dance moves.

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Queen Teddy posted the beautiful photo on her instagram page with the caption:

‘Happy birthday QUEENETEDDY ::: Welcome to CHAPTER 33’

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What is your favouriteQueen Teddy dance moves?

We love all her videos, However, we have watched this video more that 100 times and still can’t have enough!

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Fazour Odozor...

THROWBACK: A 20-year-old Nigerian, Favour Odozor, has emerged as the youngest with the Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) in both Nigeria and South Africa.  Mr. Odozor  (now 23) graduated alongside 15 other trained pilots at the Afrika Union Aviation Academy (AUAA), Mafikeng, South Africa  was described as the new hope of the African aviation industry.

Capt. Allan Roebuck, Director of AUAA confirmed that Mr. Odozor completed all the 37 flying procedures in record time.

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‘Today, I can say he is the youngest commercial licence pilot in both Nigeria and South Africa.  “I cannot say now if he is the youngest African to attain that record, but I’m sure he is the youngest in South Africa and Nigeria,’’ Capt. Allan Roebuck, Director of AUAA’

 

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“Flying a plane has been my childhood dream, and I am happy today that I’m a licensed commercial pilot at the age of 20. I never expected myself to be the youngest Nigerian to get the commercial pilot licence, not to talk about in an advanced country like South Africa. I was just pursuing my childhood dream of being a pilot. But I thank God that I have now made history, as a record licensed commercial pilot in both Nigeria and South Africa,’’ Mr. Odozor said. Credit: Favour

Congratulations Favour!

neku-atawodiTBT: Meet Uneku Saliu-Atawodi, a Nigerian female polo player. She is a global phenomenon. The first and only black female professional polo player and founder of the charity Ride to Shine, a nonprofit organization benefiting orphaned children by providing them an opportunity to participate in sports, including horseback riding, travel and for their education.Uneku-Atawodi

 

“When people say: ‘Oh, I didn’t know black people play,’ I understand that it is new and different to people. I’m happy to patiently explain to them the diverse and expanding world of polo,” the 25-year-old says after a meal in an upmarket bar she runs in the Nigerian capital, Abuja.  Atawodi hopes to help break down perceptions that only rich horse-owners can play. “I want my kids to dream as big as they want to,” she said.

 

What an inspiration! You make us proud!

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Meet Funke Opeke, Founder and CEO of Main One Cable Company Nigeria Ltd. Main One is a leading provider of innovative telecom services and network solutions for businesses in West Africa. Main One is West Africa’s first privately owned, submarine cable system interconnecting Lagos, Nigeria; Accra, Ghana; and Seixal, Portugal

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MainOne recently announced the opening of it’s premier Tier lll Lekki Data Center.

The Data Center, valued at N 7 Billion ($37.7 million) is aimed at addressing the growing demand for Co-location, Cloud and Disaster Recovery services in West Africa. It’s West Africa’s largest and best connected data center..says Funke Opeke, Main One’s CEO at the launch of the center in Lagos, Nigeria.

“We are delighted to launch West Africa’s largest and best-connected data center,” said Funke Opeke, MainOne’s Chief Executive Officer at the launch in Lagos, Nigeria. “This reaffirms our capabilities in meeting the needs of business for reliable connectivity and data center services in a dynamic and fast paced global economy.”

The Nigerian company explained that the purpose built facility designed to International TIA 942 standards will be managed under a new subsidiary branded as MDX-i. It is fitted with capacity for 600 racks.

 Fola Adeola, chairman of the company stated that the company’s commitment to nurture the growth and impact of the internet ecosystem through the provision of high quality infrastructure, to power businesses and government across West Africa. This data center makes them capable to meet the needs of business for reliable connectivity and data center services in a dynamic and fast paced global economy.   For more on MainOne click here.

Listen to this phenomenal woman’s advice for young women in the clip below

Keep up the good work!

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Folorunsho AlakijaNigerian oil tycoon Folorunsho Alakija is now the richest black woman in the world with an estimated fortune of $7.3 billion. Africa boasts 55 billionaires – far more than previously thought – and they’re worth a staggering $143.88 billion in total, according to pan-African magazine Ventures Africa.

Mother-of-four, Folorunsho Alakija, 62, started her career as a secretary in a bank then studied fashion and launched a label but her big break was oilIn 1993, her company, Famfa Oil, was awarded an oil prospecting license, which later became OML 127, one of Nigeria’s most prolific oil blocks

The company owns a 60 per cent stake in the block, valued at around $7.3 billion, Ventures Africa reports

According to Forbes, Oprah Winfrey is worth $2.9 billion

Starting her career as a secretary in a bank in the mid 1970s, Alakija, 62, then studied fashion in London and returned to Nigeria to start a label, Supreme Stitches. But her biggest break came in oil.

In 1993, her company, Famfa Oil, was awarded an oil prospecting license, which later became OML 127, one of the country’s most prolific oil blocks, by then-president Ibrahim Babangida.

The company owned a 60 per cent stake in the block until 2000 when the Nigerian government unconstitutionally acquired a 50 per cent interest without duly compensating Alakija or Famda Oil.

In May 2012, Alakija, a married mother-of-four, challenged the acquisition and the Nigerian Supreme Court reinstated the 50 per cent stake to her company.

She also has a charity called the Rose of Sharon foundation that helps widows and orphans by empowering them through scholarships and business grants.