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In 1992, Bisade Ologunde AKA Lagbaja introduced talented instrumentalists/musician Yinka Davies to the world of live music.

Popular star boy, Wizkid recorded his first song with producer OJB Jezreel at the age of 11.

The first Nigerian actor to be signed on New York Jton production is Nonso Diobi and his first movie is ‘Border Line’ which was filmed and released in 2001.

Actress/Director, Joke Silva read English at the University of Lagos before relocating to England where she studied drama at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London.

Kate Henshaw-Nuttal was formerly the owner of a hairdressing and styling outfit in Liverpool, UK, before joining Nollywood in 1993 with the movie ‘When the Sun Sets’

Model/actor, Alex Ekubo was the first runner-up in the second edition of Mr Nigeria contest (2010).

Bukola ‘Asa’ Elemide released her debut 11-track album album titled ‘Asa (Asha)’ in 2007

UN ambassador/actress, Chika Ike landed her first roles in the 2005 movies ‘Sweetlove’ and ‘Bless the Child’, directed by T. Chidi Chikere

Tiwa Savage began her music career at age 16 in the UK touring as a background singer for artists such as Mary J. Blige Sting George Michael Kelly Clarkson and Spice Girls and in 2007.

Former Nigerian footballer, Jay Jay Okocha is a dual Nigerian-Turkish citizen having acquired Turkish citizenship as ‘Muhammet Yavuz’ while playing for Super Lig team Fenerbahce.

Ice Prince’s debut studio album ‘Everybody Loves Ice Prince’ was released on October 9, 2011 under the Chocolate City record label.

James Ikechukwu Esomugha ‘Jim Iyke’ studied at the University of Jos, Plateau state where he got a B.Sc in Philosophy after earlier obtaining a diploma in Banking and Finance.

Veteran actor couples, Olu Jacob and Joke Silva established the Lufodu Academy of Performing Art in 1985 to cater for upcoming actors.

22-year-old singer, Burna boy dropped his first two mixtapes ‘Burn Notice’ and ‘Burn Identity’ produced by Leriq for Aristokrat Records in 2011 (April and November respectively)

Deborah ‘Seyi Shay’ Oluwaseyi began performing at the age of six eventually joining the London Community Gospel Choir (LCGC)

Sean Tizzle attended C&S Primary School, Command Secondary School, Ibadan and then the University of Ibadan, where he studied Theatre Arts.

In 1995, Jude Okoye released his first rap album in Jos which featured a remix of Chakademus and Pliers song ‘Mother she wrote’ performed in Hausa.

Business tycoon and group managing director of The Rose of Sharon Group, Folorunsho Alakija has been ranked by Forbes as the richest woman in Nigeria with an estimated net worth between $600 million and $7.3 billion.

Mercy Akide has played for Nigeria in three FIFA Women’s World Cups and also helped Nigeria’s Super Falcons to three African Women Championships (AWC) titles in 1998, 2000 and 2002.

Mikel Obi started his official football career at the age of 12 when picked as a talented footballer from over 3000 young talents to play in Pepsi Football Academy.

At age 21 , Juliet Ibrahim made her film debut in ‘Crime to Christ’( 2007) co-starring Majid Michel.

Popularly known by her maiden name, Appiah, Jackie Agyemang married in 2005 and has a son.

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In 1992, Bisade Ologunde AKA Lagbaja introduced talented instrumentalists/musician Yinka Davies to the world of live music.

Popular star boy, Wizkid recorded his first song with producer OJB Jezreel at the age of 11.

The first Nigerian actor to be signed on New York Jton production is Nonso Diobi and his first movie is ‘Border Line’ which was filmed and released in 2001.

Actress/Director, Joke Silva read English at the University of Lagos before relocating to England where she studied drama at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London.

Kate Henshaw-Nuttal was formerly the owner of a hairdressing and styling outfit in Liverpool, UK, before joining Nollywood in 1993 with the movie ‘When the Sun Sets’

Model/actor, Alex Ekubo was the first runner-up in the second edition of Mr Nigeria contest (2010).

Bukola ‘Asa’ Elemide released her debut 11-track album album titled ‘Asa (Asha)’ in 2007

UN ambassador/actress, Chika Ike landed her first roles in the 2005 movies ‘Sweetlove’ and ‘Bless the Child’, directed by T. Chidi Chikere

Tiwa Savage began her music career at age 16 in the UK touring as a background singer for artists such as Mary J. Blige Sting George Michael Kelly Clarkson and Spice Girls and in 2007.

Former Nigerian footballer, Jay Jay Okocha is a dual Nigerian-Turkish citizen having acquired Turkish citizenship as ‘Muhammet Yavuz’ while playing for Super Lig team Fenerbahce.

Ice Prince’s debut studio album ‘Everybody Loves Ice Prince’ was released on October 9, 2011 under the Chocolate City record label.

James Ikechukwu Esomugha ‘Jim Iyke’ studied at the University of Jos, Plateau state where he got a B.Sc in Philosophy after earlier obtaining a diploma in Banking and Finance.

Veteran actor couples, Olu Jacob and Joke Silva established the Lufodu Academy of Performing Art in 1985 to cater for upcoming actors.

22-year-old singer, Burna boy dropped his first two mixtapes ‘Burn Notice’ and ‘Burn Identity’ produced by Leriq for Aristokrat Records in 2011 (April and November respectively)

Deborah ‘Seyi Shay’ Oluwaseyi began performing at the age of six eventually joining the London Community Gospel Choir (LCGC)

Sean Tizzle attended C&S Primary School, Command Secondary School, Ibadan and then the University of Ibadan, where he studied Theatre Arts.

In 1995, Jude Okoye released his first rap album in Jos which featured a remix of Chakademus and Pliers song ‘Mother she wrote’ performed in Hausa.

Business tycoon and group managing director of The Rose of Sharon Group, Folorunsho Alakija has been ranked by Forbes as the richest woman in Nigeria with an estimated net worth between $600 million and $7.3 billion.

Mercy Akide has played for Nigeria in three FIFA Women’s World Cups and also helped Nigeria’s Super Falcons to three African Women Championships (AWC) titles in 1998, 2000 and 2002.

Mikel Obi started his official football career at the age of 12 when picked as a talented footballer from over 3000 young talents to play in Pepsi Football Academy.

At age 21 , Juliet Ibrahim made her film debut in ‘Crime to Christ’( 2007) co-starring Majid Michel.

Popularly known by her maiden name, Appiah, Jackie Agyemang married in 2005 and has a son.

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In 1992, Bisade Ologunde AKA Lagbaja introduced talented instrumentalists/musician Yinka Davies to the world of live music.

Popular star boy, Wizkid recorded his first song with producer OJB Jezreel at the age of 11.

The first Nigerian actor to be signed on New York Jton production is Nonso Diobi and his first movie is ‘Border Line’ which was filmed and released in 2001.

Actress/Director, Joke Silva read English at the University of Lagos before relocating to England where she studied drama at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London.

Kate Henshaw-Nuttal was formerly the owner of a hairdressing and styling outfit in Liverpool, UK, before joining Nollywood in 1993 with the movie ‘When the Sun Sets’

Model/actor, Alex Ekubo was the first runner-up in the second edition of Mr Nigeria contest (2010).

Bukola ‘Asa’ Elemide released her debut 11-track album album titled ‘Asa (Asha)’ in 2007

UN ambassador/actress, Chika Ike landed her first roles in the 2005 movies ‘Sweetlove’ and ‘Bless the Child’, directed by T. Chidi Chikere

Tiwa Savage began her music career at age 16 in the UK touring as a background singer for artists such as Mary J. Blige Sting George Michael Kelly Clarkson and Spice Girls and in 2007.

Former Nigerian footballer, Jay Jay Okocha is a dual Nigerian-Turkish citizen having acquired Turkish citizenship as ‘Muhammet Yavuz’ while playing for Super Lig team Fenerbahce.

Ice Prince’s debut studio album ‘Everybody Loves Ice Prince’ was released on October 9, 2011 under the Chocolate City record label.

James Ikechukwu Esomugha ‘Jim Iyke’ studied at the University of Jos, Plateau state where he got a B.Sc in Philosophy after earlier obtaining a diploma in Banking and Finance.

Veteran actor couples, Olu Jacob and Joke Silva established the Lufodu Academy of Performing Art in 1985 to cater for upcoming actors.

22-year-old singer, Burna boy dropped his first two mixtapes ‘Burn Notice’ and ‘Burn Identity’ produced by Leriq for Aristokrat Records in 2011 (April and November respectively)

Deborah ‘Seyi Shay’ Oluwaseyi began performing at the age of six eventually joining the London Community Gospel Choir (LCGC)

Sean Tizzle attended C&S Primary School, Command Secondary School, Ibadan and then the University of Ibadan, where he studied Theatre Arts.

In 1995, Jude Okoye released his first rap album in Jos which featured a remix of Chakademus and Pliers song ‘Mother she wrote’ performed in Hausa.

Business tycoon and group managing director of The Rose of Sharon Group, Folorunsho Alakija has been ranked by Forbes as the richest woman in Nigeria with an estimated net worth between $600 million and $7.3 billion.

Mercy Akide has played for Nigeria in three FIFA Women’s World Cups and also helped Nigeria’s Super Falcons to three African Women Championships (AWC) titles in 1998, 2000 and 2002.

Mikel Obi started his official football career at the age of 12 when picked as a talented footballer from over 3000 young talents to play in Pepsi Football Academy.

At age 21 , Juliet Ibrahim made her film debut in ‘Crime to Christ’( 2007) co-starring Majid Michel.

Popularly known by her maiden name, Appiah, Jackie Agyemang married in 2005 and has a son.

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In 1992, Bisade Ologunde AKA Lagbaja introduced talented instrumentalists/musician Yinka Davies to the world of live music.

Popular star boy, Wizkid recorded his first song with producer OJB Jezreel at the age of 11.

The first Nigerian actor to be signed on New York Jton production is Nonso Diobi and his first movie is ‘Border Line’ which was filmed and released in 2001.

Actress/Director, Joke Silva read English at the University of Lagos before relocating to England where she studied drama at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London.

Kate Henshaw-Nuttal was formerly the owner of a hairdressing and styling outfit in Liverpool, UK, before joining Nollywood in 1993 with the movie ‘When the Sun Sets’

Model/actor, Alex Ekubo was the first runner-up in the second edition of Mr Nigeria contest (2010).

Bukola ‘Asa’ Elemide released her debut 11-track album album titled ‘Asa (Asha)’ in 2007

UN ambassador/actress, Chika Ike landed her first roles in the 2005 movies ‘Sweetlove’ and ‘Bless the Child’, directed by T. Chidi Chikere

Tiwa Savage began her music career at age 16 in the UK touring as a background singer for artists such as Mary J. Blige Sting George Michael Kelly Clarkson and Spice Girls and in 2007.

Former Nigerian footballer, Jay Jay Okocha is a dual Nigerian-Turkish citizen having acquired Turkish citizenship as ‘Muhammet Yavuz’ while playing for Super Lig team Fenerbahce.

Ice Prince’s debut studio album ‘Everybody Loves Ice Prince’ was released on October 9, 2011 under the Chocolate City record label.

James Ikechukwu Esomugha ‘Jim Iyke’ studied at the University of Jos, Plateau state where he got a B.Sc in Philosophy after earlier obtaining a diploma in Banking and Finance.

Veteran actor couples, Olu Jacob and Joke Silva established the Lufodu Academy of Performing Art in 1985 to cater for upcoming actors.

22-year-old singer, Burna boy dropped his first two mixtapes ‘Burn Notice’ and ‘Burn Identity’ produced by Leriq for Aristokrat Records in 2011 (April and November respectively)

Deborah ‘Seyi Shay’ Oluwaseyi began performing at the age of six eventually joining the London Community Gospel Choir (LCGC)

Sean Tizzle attended C&S Primary School, Command Secondary School, Ibadan and then the University of Ibadan, where he studied Theatre Arts.

In 1995, Jude Okoye released his first rap album in Jos which featured a remix of Chakademus and Pliers song ‘Mother she wrote’ performed in Hausa.

Business tycoon and group managing director of The Rose of Sharon Group, Folorunsho Alakija has been ranked by Forbes as the richest woman in Nigeria with an estimated net worth between $600 million and $7.3 billion.

Mercy Akide has played for Nigeria in three FIFA Women’s World Cups and also helped Nigeria’s Super Falcons to three African Women Championships (AWC) titles in 1998, 2000 and 2002.

Mikel Obi started his official football career at the age of 12 when picked as a talented footballer from over 3000 young talents to play in Pepsi Football Academy.

At age 21 , Juliet Ibrahim made her film debut in ‘Crime to Christ’( 2007) co-starring Majid Michel.

Popularly known by her maiden name, Appiah, Jackie Agyemang married in 2005 and has a son.

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By Chinwe Ochu

Thing about over sensivity Photo: Abagond

Photo: Abagond

This is 2014 and contrary to the dreams of our ancient forbears, we are not any more self-assured than we were in 1914; rather even less so. It’s a sad situation when one doubly bites one’s tongue before making obviously harmless statements. A term like political correctness was born to absolve over-sensitivity.

Political correctness originated in the West (the United States or Europe or somewhere around there) to cater to the need of human beings struggling with some sort of low esteem or the other. These ones take offense with everyday words and make multiple mountains out of a molehill while defending oversensitivity. Common words like black, fat or even blind have become ugly and sometimes a taboo to utter.

This piece is not making excuses for rude, disrespectful, inappropriate and general unkind speech; that is definitely a different ball game. Or is it advocating lack of tact in speech. The funny thing is that conventionally-unacceptable words have suddenly become somehow tolerable while normal everyday words have been constantly misconstrued as insensitive.

When did people become so sensitive? When did it become acceptable to walk on eggshells especially when saying truth? When did this powerful form of censorship become the gospel? Political correctness has practically turned us all into pathetic liars – clipping everyone’s balls not to say what they feel and mean.

This is the problem with political correctness. It usually does not accurately convey the essence and meaning of words or phrases. Words are watered down and sometimes lost completely. Another flaw with this concept stems from the phrase itself – ‘political correctness’. Who has the final word on what is correct or not? Why do some who embrace political-correctness feel the need to present it as the ‘correct’ way while dismissing other views as ‘incorrect’? Who profits from this view?

For instance, for a fabulous 5ft 4inches lady like myself – I have accepted and for years too, that I am short statured. Ask proponents of political-correctness and they say: ‘She is petite’, ‘She is cute’. I am all of these things and I’m grateful for the use of flowery words, which by the way do not fully describe me, but no thanks. I have enough self-confidence to admit that I am short and not ‘vertically challenged’. What does that even mean? How does the word ‘challenged’ make me feel better?

There are factors that contribute to overly concerning oneself with how one is addressed while expecting everyone to equally apply political correctness.

Low Self-Assurance: People who have little or no regard for themselves often pay inordinate amount of attention to the manner they are addressed. The most common use of political correctness is when the word ‘fat’ is replaced with ‘big’, ‘big-boned’, or even horizontally challenged’. In some parts of the world, no one says the word ‘fat’ anymore because it would be offensive. Telling the truth is now offensive? When did having a bit of flesh become such a huge mistake? I have always believed that good health trumps the number that appears once you mount the bathroom scales. So, love yourself and you will not even notice how people describe you.

Lack of Responsibility: The culture that allows one to make excuses and not take responsibility for one’s actions continually feeds political- correctness. Blaming others but oneself for the hurt one feels has fuelled over-sensitivity. Why not rise above all the offense against you and allow others really tell you the truth? Truth is liberating and you will find that out once you cultivate a positive, eyes-forward outlook to life and living.

The strong desire to please everyone is also contributory to being politically – correct. The irony is that while cautiously trying not to cause offense, it just cannot be helped with the ‘new’ phrases that have been coined for common everyday descriptions. We are all fallible and not everyone will like you no matter how ‘correct’ one sounds.

Some of the politically-correct words are offensive and downright ridiculous. Below are samples:

Perverted = sexually dysfunctional. This phrase completely waters down sexual perversion.
Alive = temporarily metabolically able. What does that even mean? Will a simple ‘alive’ not suffice?
Body odour = non discretionary fragrance. Really?
Gay = Different. Are they really just different?
Wrong = differently logical. No. Wrong is wrong. No amount of embellishment will make it right.
Fired = Laid off. Laid off to where? I prefer sacked, even.
Poor = financially inept. As polite as this might sound, it’s really insulting to call someone inept.
Blind = visually challenged. A blind person is not challenged visually, they just cannot see.

Finally, life is sweeter if you follow these simple rules – Be kind. Be polite. Speak the exact truth.

© NET Newspapers 2014. All Rights Reserved. Please use sharing tools. Do not cut, copy or lift any content from this website without our consent.

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By Chinwe Ochu

Thing about over sensivity Photo: Abagond

Photo: Abagond

This is 2014 and contrary to the dreams of our ancient forbears, we are not any more self-assured than we were in 1914; rather even less so. It’s a sad situation when one doubly bites one’s tongue before making obviously harmless statements. A term like political correctness was born to absolve over-sensitivity.

Political correctness originated in the West (the United States or Europe or somewhere around there) to cater to the need of human beings struggling with some sort of low esteem or the other. These ones take offense with everyday words and make multiple mountains out of a molehill while defending oversensitivity. Common words like black, fat or even blind have become ugly and sometimes a taboo to utter.

This piece is not making excuses for rude, disrespectful, inappropriate and general unkind speech; that is definitely a different ball game. Or is it advocating lack of tact in speech. The funny thing is that conventionally-unacceptable words have suddenly become somehow tolerable while normal everyday words have been constantly misconstrued as insensitive.

When did people become so sensitive? When did it become acceptable to walk on eggshells especially when saying truth? When did this powerful form of censorship become the gospel? Political correctness has practically turned us all into pathetic liars – clipping everyone’s balls not to say what they feel and mean.

This is the problem with political correctness. It usually does not accurately convey the essence and meaning of words or phrases. Words are watered down and sometimes lost completely. Another flaw with this concept stems from the phrase itself – ‘political correctness’. Who has the final word on what is correct or not? Why do some who embrace political-correctness feel the need to present it as the ‘correct’ way while dismissing other views as ‘incorrect’? Who profits from this view?

For instance, for a fabulous 5ft 4inches lady like myself – I have accepted and for years too, that I am short statured. Ask proponents of political-correctness and they say: ‘She is petite’, ‘She is cute’. I am all of these things and I’m grateful for the use of flowery words, which by the way do not fully describe me, but no thanks. I have enough self-confidence to admit that I am short and not ‘vertically challenged’. What does that even mean? How does the word ‘challenged’ make me feel better?

There are factors that contribute to overly concerning oneself with how one is addressed while expecting everyone to equally apply political correctness.

Low Self-Assurance: People who have little or no regard for themselves often pay inordinate amount of attention to the manner they are addressed. The most common use of political correctness is when the word ‘fat’ is replaced with ‘big’, ‘big-boned’, or even horizontally challenged’. In some parts of the world, no one says the word ‘fat’ anymore because it would be offensive. Telling the truth is now offensive? When did having a bit of flesh become such a huge mistake? I have always believed that good health trumps the number that appears once you mount the bathroom scales. So, love yourself and you will not even notice how people describe you.

Lack of Responsibility: The culture that allows one to make excuses and not take responsibility for one’s actions continually feeds political- correctness. Blaming others but oneself for the hurt one feels has fuelled over-sensitivity. Why not rise above all the offense against you and allow others really tell you the truth? Truth is liberating and you will find that out once you cultivate a positive, eyes-forward outlook to life and living.

The strong desire to please everyone is also contributory to being politically – correct. The irony is that while cautiously trying not to cause offense, it just cannot be helped with the ‘new’ phrases that have been coined for common everyday descriptions. We are all fallible and not everyone will like you no matter how ‘correct’ one sounds.

Some of the politically-correct words are offensive and downright ridiculous. Below are samples:

Perverted = sexually dysfunctional. This phrase completely waters down sexual perversion.
Alive = temporarily metabolically able. What does that even mean? Will a simple ‘alive’ not suffice?
Body odour = non discretionary fragrance. Really?
Gay = Different. Are they really just different?
Wrong = differently logical. No. Wrong is wrong. No amount of embellishment will make it right.
Fired = Laid off. Laid off to where? I prefer sacked, even.
Poor = financially inept. As polite as this might sound, it’s really insulting to call someone inept.
Blind = visually challenged. A blind person is not challenged visually, they just cannot see.

Finally, life is sweeter if you follow these simple rules – Be kind. Be polite. Speak the exact truth.

© NET Newspapers 2014. All Rights Reserved. Please use sharing tools. Do not cut, copy or lift any content from this website without our consent.

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In 1992, Bisade Ologunde AKA Lagbaja introduced talented instrumentalists/musician Yinka Davies to the world of live music.

Popular star boy, Wizkid recorded his first song with producer OJB Jezreel at the age of 11.

The first Nigerian actor to be signed on New York Jton production is Nonso Diobi and his first movie is ‘Border Line’ which was filmed and released in 2001.

Actress/Director, Joke Silva read English at the University of Lagos before relocating to England where she studied drama at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London.

Kate Henshaw-Nuttal was formerly the owner of a hairdressing and styling outfit in Liverpool, UK, before joining Nollywood in 1993 with the movie ‘When the Sun Sets’

Model/actor, Alex Ekubo was the first runner-up in the second edition of Mr Nigeria contest (2010).

Bukola ‘Asa’ Elemide released her debut 11-track album album titled ‘Asa (Asha)’ in 2007

UN ambassador/actress, Chika Ike landed her first roles in the 2005 movies ‘Sweetlove’ and ‘Bless the Child’, directed by T. Chidi Chikere

Tiwa Savage began her music career at age 16 in the UK touring as a background singer for artists such as Mary J. Blige Sting George Michael Kelly Clarkson and Spice Girls and in 2007.

Former Nigerian footballer, Jay Jay Okocha is a dual Nigerian-Turkish citizen having acquired Turkish citizenship as ‘Muhammet Yavuz’ while playing for Super Lig team Fenerbahce.

Ice Prince’s debut studio album ‘Everybody Loves Ice Prince’ was released on October 9, 2011 under the Chocolate City record label.

James Ikechukwu Esomugha ‘Jim Iyke’ studied at the University of Jos, Plateau state where he got a B.Sc in Philosophy after earlier obtaining a diploma in Banking and Finance.

Veteran actor couples, Olu Jacob and Joke Silva established the Lufodu Academy of Performing Art in 1985 to cater for upcoming actors.

22-year-old singer, Burna boy dropped his first two mixtapes ‘Burn Notice’ and ‘Burn Identity’ produced by Leriq for Aristokrat Records in 2011 (April and November respectively)

Deborah ‘Seyi Shay’ Oluwaseyi began performing at the age of six eventually joining the London Community Gospel Choir (LCGC)

Sean Tizzle attended C&S Primary School, Command Secondary School, Ibadan and then the University of Ibadan, where he studied Theatre Arts.

In 1995, Jude Okoye released his first rap album in Jos which featured a remix of Chakademus and Pliers song ‘Mother she wrote’ performed in Hausa.

Business tycoon and group managing director of The Rose of Sharon Group, Folorunsho Alakija has been ranked by Forbes as the richest woman in Nigeria with an estimated net worth between $600 million and $7.3 billion.

Mercy Akide has played for Nigeria in three FIFA Women’s World Cups and also helped Nigeria’s Super Falcons to three African Women Championships (AWC) titles in 1998, 2000 and 2002.

Mikel Obi started his official football career at the age of 12 when picked as a talented footballer from over 3000 young talents to play in Pepsi Football Academy.

At age 21 , Juliet Ibrahim made her film debut in ‘Crime to Christ’( 2007) co-starring Majid Michel.

Popularly known by her maiden name, Appiah, Jackie Agyemang married in 2005 and has a son.

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In 1992, Bisade Ologunde AKA Lagbaja introduced talented instrumentalists/musician Yinka Davies to the world of live music.

Popular star boy, Wizkid recorded his first song with producer OJB Jezreel at the age of 11.

The first Nigerian actor to be signed on New York Jton production is Nonso Diobi and his first movie is ‘Border Line’ which was filmed and released in 2001.

Actress/Director, Joke Silva read English at the University of Lagos before relocating to England where she studied drama at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London.

Kate Henshaw-Nuttal was formerly the owner of a hairdressing and styling outfit in Liverpool, UK, before joining Nollywood in 1993 with the movie ‘When the Sun Sets’

Model/actor, Alex Ekubo was the first runner-up in the second edition of Mr Nigeria contest (2010).

Bukola ‘Asa’ Elemide released her debut 11-track album album titled ‘Asa (Asha)’ in 2007

UN ambassador/actress, Chika Ike landed her first roles in the 2005 movies ‘Sweetlove’ and ‘Bless the Child’, directed by T. Chidi Chikere

Tiwa Savage began her music career at age 16 in the UK touring as a background singer for artists such as Mary J. Blige Sting George Michael Kelly Clarkson and Spice Girls and in 2007.

Former Nigerian footballer, Jay Jay Okocha is a dual Nigerian-Turkish citizen having acquired Turkish citizenship as ‘Muhammet Yavuz’ while playing for Super Lig team Fenerbahce.

Ice Prince’s debut studio album ‘Everybody Loves Ice Prince’ was released on October 9, 2011 under the Chocolate City record label.

James Ikechukwu Esomugha ‘Jim Iyke’ studied at the University of Jos, Plateau state where he got a B.Sc in Philosophy after earlier obtaining a diploma in Banking and Finance.

Veteran actor couples, Olu Jacob and Joke Silva established the Lufodu Academy of Performing Art in 1985 to cater for upcoming actors.

22-year-old singer, Burna boy dropped his first two mixtapes ‘Burn Notice’ and ‘Burn Identity’ produced by Leriq for Aristokrat Records in 2011 (April and November respectively)

Deborah ‘Seyi Shay’ Oluwaseyi began performing at the age of six eventually joining the London Community Gospel Choir (LCGC)

Sean Tizzle attended C&S Primary School, Command Secondary School, Ibadan and then the University of Ibadan, where he studied Theatre Arts.

In 1995, Jude Okoye released his first rap album in Jos which featured a remix of Chakademus and Pliers song ‘Mother she wrote’ performed in Hausa.

Business tycoon and group managing director of The Rose of Sharon Group, Folorunsho Alakija has been ranked by Forbes as the richest woman in Nigeria with an estimated net worth between $600 million and $7.3 billion.

Mercy Akide has played for Nigeria in three FIFA Women’s World Cups and also helped Nigeria’s Super Falcons to three African Women Championships (AWC) titles in 1998, 2000 and 2002.

Mikel Obi started his official football career at the age of 12 when picked as a talented footballer from over 3000 young talents to play in Pepsi Football Academy.

At age 21 , Juliet Ibrahim made her film debut in ‘Crime to Christ’( 2007) co-starring Majid Michel.

Popularly known by her maiden name, Appiah, Jackie Agyemang married in 2005 and has a son.

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In 1992, Bisade Ologunde AKA Lagbaja introduced talented instrumentalists/musician Yinka Davies to the world of live music.

Popular star boy, Wizkid recorded his first song with producer OJB Jezreel at the age of 11.

The first Nigerian actor to be signed on New York Jton production is Nonso Diobi and his first movie is ‘Border Line’ which was filmed and released in 2001.

Actress/Director, Joke Silva read English at the University of Lagos before relocating to England where she studied drama at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London.

Kate Henshaw-Nuttal was formerly the owner of a hairdressing and styling outfit in Liverpool, UK, before joining Nollywood in 1993 with the movie ‘When the Sun Sets’

Model/actor, Alex Ekubo was the first runner-up in the second edition of Mr Nigeria contest (2010).

Bukola ‘Asa’ Elemide released her debut 11-track album album titled ‘Asa (Asha)’ in 2007

UN ambassador/actress, Chika Ike landed her first roles in the 2005 movies ‘Sweetlove’ and ‘Bless the Child’, directed by T. Chidi Chikere

Tiwa Savage began her music career at age 16 in the UK touring as a background singer for artists such as Mary J. Blige Sting George Michael Kelly Clarkson and Spice Girls and in 2007.

Former Nigerian footballer, Jay Jay Okocha is a dual Nigerian-Turkish citizen having acquired Turkish citizenship as ‘Muhammet Yavuz’ while playing for Super Lig team Fenerbahce.

Ice Prince’s debut studio album ‘Everybody Loves Ice Prince’ was released on October 9, 2011 under the Chocolate City record label.

James Ikechukwu Esomugha ‘Jim Iyke’ studied at the University of Jos, Plateau state where he got a B.Sc in Philosophy after earlier obtaining a diploma in Banking and Finance.

Veteran actor couples, Olu Jacob and Joke Silva established the Lufodu Academy of Performing Art in 1985 to cater for upcoming actors.

22-year-old singer, Burna boy dropped his first two mixtapes ‘Burn Notice’ and ‘Burn Identity’ produced by Leriq for Aristokrat Records in 2011 (April and November respectively)

Deborah ‘Seyi Shay’ Oluwaseyi began performing at the age of six eventually joining the London Community Gospel Choir (LCGC)

Sean Tizzle attended C&S Primary School, Command Secondary School, Ibadan and then the University of Ibadan, where he studied Theatre Arts.

In 1995, Jude Okoye released his first rap album in Jos which featured a remix of Chakademus and Pliers song ‘Mother she wrote’ performed in Hausa.

Business tycoon and group managing director of The Rose of Sharon Group, Folorunsho Alakija has been ranked by Forbes as the richest woman in Nigeria with an estimated net worth between $600 million and $7.3 billion.

Mercy Akide has played for Nigeria in three FIFA Women’s World Cups and also helped Nigeria’s Super Falcons to three African Women Championships (AWC) titles in 1998, 2000 and 2002.

Mikel Obi started his official football career at the age of 12 when picked as a talented footballer from over 3000 young talents to play in Pepsi Football Academy.

At age 21 , Juliet Ibrahim made her film debut in ‘Crime to Christ’( 2007) co-starring Majid Michel.

Popularly known by her maiden name, Appiah, Jackie Agyemang married in 2005 and has a son.

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