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Notable SANigerians:Kunle Ayo

Published in Notable SANigerians
Tuesday, 09 July 2013 10:52

Kunle AyoKunle Ayo, probably Africa’s most celebrated guitarists, has earned several musical accolades, even comparisons with giants of the contemporary school like George Benson, Earl Klugh and locally based Jimmy Dludlu.

This dazzling live performer, returns with his 5th album “Best of Both Worlds”, pulling at the heartstrings of fans around the world. Promising to be soulful, jazzy, cheerful, and funky. Every show Kunle Ayo leaves his fans inspired and full of positive energy.

Born of Yoruba parents in Lagos, Nigeria, his parents clearly knew a star was born, writing his destiny in the stars by naming him Kunle loosely translated “abundance” in his native Yoruba tongue. Literally “Kun” means “to fill” and “le” stands for “house”. In a way perhaps he was destined to literally fill houses with beautiful music.

Williams OkparaWilliam Nwadinobi "Willy" Okpara (born May 7, 1968 in Lagos) is a former Nigerian football goalkeeper who played more than a decade for South African side Orlando Pirates.

He played for ACB Lagos from 1987 to 1989 and moved to South African side Orlando Pirates. Okpara was the club's first choice goalkeeper from 1990 to 2002, losing his place to Congolese goalkeeper Michel Nzamongini Babale during 2002-03 season, then becoming an understudy to Thabang Radebe and Francis Chansa before retiring in 2005. He holds the record of Pirates' appearances with 375 matches, also being the club's longest serving player.

Notable SANigerians:Uche Agu

Published in Notable SANigerians
Tuesday, 09 July 2013 10:46

thumb Uche AguUche is amongst the new breed of worship leaders that God is raising in these last days to bring forth revival, glory and power to the present generation through worship. Close to his heart is worship, evangelism by fire and raising a generation of God fearing worshippers.

Born into a ministerial family about 30 years ago and having being privileged by God to minister at prestigious gatherings like The Winners Chapel annual convention “Shiloh”, The Rhema convention, and The Making of Champions Conference at House of Praise RCCG, Ontario, Canada. He continues to travel around Africa and other parts of the world bringing men and women to the place of worship by engaging them in an intimate experience with God. His ministry has taken him to nations like Brazil, Islands of Seychelles, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Swaziland, Botswana, Lesotho, Canada, Ireland, Holland and Nigeria where he hails from.

Enyinna Nkem-_AbontaDr. Enyinna Nkem-Abonta is the first Nigerian born South African Parliamentarian in history and that is no mean achievement.

Born of Igbo parentage in Nigeria, he has travelled all over the world in the quest and acquisition of the 'golden fleece'. He holds a PhD in economics and a Masters in Physics as well as an MBA.

He has been a professor extraordinaire, teaching economics to PhD students at the University of Pretoria and is currently Adjunct Professor of Economics at Fort Hare where he supervises Masters Students.

Notable SANigerians:Prof. Kole Omotoso

Published in Notable SANigerians
Tuesday, 09 July 2013 08:45

Prof. Kole_OmotosoBankole Ajibabi Omotosho (born 21 April 1943), also known as Kole Omotoso, is a Nigerian writer and intellectual known for his dedication and commitment to fusing a socio-political reappraisal of Africa and respect for human dignity into most of his works.

 

Kole Omotosho was born into a Yoruba family in Akure, Ondo state, Nigeria. He was raised by his mother and maternal grandparents after the death of his father.Though the lack of a father figure could crush a young Nigerian boy, the events of his early childhood contributed a great deal to his development as a man and also as a writer.Omotosho was educated at King's College, Lagos, and the University of Ibadan and then undertook a doctoral thesis on the modern Arabic writer Ahmad Ba Kathir at the University of Edinburgh.

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