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Bukky Ajayi Actress Entertainment

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Bukky Ajayi RIP (02/02/1934 - 06/07/2016)
Bukky Ajayi

Zainab Bukky Ajayi (2 February 1934 – 6 July 2016) was a Nigerian actress.Life and careerShe was born and bred in Nigeria but completed her higher education in England, United Kingdom on the back of a federal government scholarship. In 1965, she left England for Nigeria where her career began as a presenter and newscaster for Nigerian Television Authority in 1966.She made her film debut in the television series Village Headmaster during the '70s before she...
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Sunny Ade Musician Entertainment

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Sunny Ade
Sunny Ade

"King" Sunny Adé (born Sunday Adeniyi, 22 September 1946) is a Nigerian musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and a pioneer of modern world music. He has been classed as one of the most influential musicians of all time.BackgroundAdé was born to a Nigerian royal family in Ondo, thus making him an Omoba of the Yoruba people. His father was a church organist, while his mother was a trader. Adé left grammar school in Ondo under the pretense of...
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Oliver De Coque Musician Entertainment

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Oliver De Coque RIP (14/04/1947 - 21/06/2008)
Oliver De Coque

Chief Dr. Oliver Sunday Akanite, Popularly referred to as Oliver De Coque (April 14, 1947 – June 21, 2008) was a Nigerian highlife musician and guitarist, he recorded more than 73 albums to his credit making him the most popular Highlife king of Africa, his music band group are known as ogene sound super of Africa, which blended modern high life and traditional Igbo music. His music paints a picture of the affluence enjoyed by the...
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Onyeka Onwenu Musician Entertainment

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Onyeka Onwenu
Onyeka Onwenu

Onyeka Onwenu (born 17 May 1952 ) is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, actress, journalist, politician, and X Factor series judge. She is the youngest daughter of the Nigerian educationist and politician D.K Onwenu. Dubbed the "Elegant Stallion" by the Nigerian press, she is a former chairperson of the Imo State Council for Arts and Culture, and currently the Executive Director/chief executive officer of the National Centre for Women Development.BroadcastingOnwenu possess a BA in International Relations and...
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Bright Chimezie Musician Entertainment

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Bright Chimezie
Bright Chimezie

Bright Chimezie Ironmuo, also called Okoro Junior was born on the day of Nigerian independence i.e October 1, 1960. He is a musician who hails from Ekeoba, Umuahia in Imo State of Nigeria.Bright Chimezie was born and bred in his village. He grew up with the image of a beautiful African village in his mind. At the time he was growing-up, there were still tales by moonlight, moon dances, folk tales and so on. He was...
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Bright Chimezie
Sonny Okosun Musician Entertainment

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Sonny Okosun RIP (01/01/1947 - 24/05/2008)
Sonny Okosun

Sonny Okosun (1 January 1947 [1] – 24 May 2008 in Washington DC) was a musician from Nigeria. He is best known as the leader of the Ozzidi band. A native of Edo State in southern Nigeria and of Esan heritage. He named his band Ozzidi after a renowned Ijaw river god, but to Okosun the meaning was "there is a message". His surname is sometimes spelled Okosuns and his first name Sunny. He was one...
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Dan Maraya Jos Kontigi playing musician Entertainment

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Dan Maraya Jos RIP (01/01/1946 - 20/06/2015)
Dan Maraya Jos

Dan Maraya Jos (born Adamu Wayya in 1946 - 20 June 2015) was a Nigerian Hausa Griot best known for playing the kontigi. Dan Maraya Jos, whose name means "The Orphan of Jos", was born in 1946 and Died Saturday, 20 June 2015 in Bukuru, near Jos in Plateau State, Nigeria. His Islamic name is Adamu, but his father died shortly after his birth and his mother died while he was still an infant, hence the...
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Fela Anikulapo Kuti Afrobeat Legend Entertainment

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Fela Anikulapo Kuti RIP (15/10/1938 - 02/08/1997)
Fela Anikulapo Kuti

Fela Kuti (born Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti 15 October 1938 – 2 August 1997), also known as Fela Anikulapo Kuti or simply Fela, was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, musician, composer, pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre, human rights activist and political maverick.Early life and careerReverend Israel and Funmilayo beside him, Dolu is behind and Fela in foreground, baby in arms is not named (most likely Beko), Olikoye is to the rightFela was born Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti...
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Christy Uduak Essien-Igbokwe Musician Entertainment

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Christy Uduak Essien-Igbokwe RIP (11/11/1960 - 30/06/2011)
Christy Uduak Essien-Igbokwe

Christy Uduak Essien-Igbokwe MFR (11 November 1960 – 30 June 2011) was a Nigerian musician and actress. Sometimes called Nigeria's Lady of Songs, she was known for her song "Seun Rere". She was the first female president of the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN). She was also the chairwoman and managing director of Soul Train entertainment limited.Essien-Igbokwe sang her songs in Igbo, Ibibio, Efik, Hausa and Yoruba, and as well as in English. Essien's fluency...
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Bukky Ajayi
Actress Category: Entertainment

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Bukky Ajayi (02/02/1934 - 06/07/2016)
Bukky Ajayi

Zainab Bukky Ajayi (2 February 1934 – 6 July 2016) was a Nigerian actress.Life and careerShe was born and bred in Nigeria but completed her higher education in England, United Kingdom on the back of a federal government scholarship. In 1965, she left England for Nigeria where her career began as a presenter and newscaster for Nigerian Television Authority in 1966.She made her film debut in the television series Village Headmaster during the '70s before she...
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Bukky Ajayi
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Sunny Ade
Musician Category: Entertainment

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Sunny Ade
Sunny Ade

"King" Sunny Adé (born Sunday Adeniyi, 22 September 1946) is a Nigerian musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and a pioneer of modern world music. He has been classed as one of the most influential musicians of all time.BackgroundAdé was born to a Nigerian royal family in Ondo, thus making him an Omoba of the Yoruba people. His father was a church organist, while his mother was a trader. Adé left grammar school in Ondo under the pretense of...
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Oliver De Coque
Musician Category: Entertainment

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Oliver De Coque (14/04/1947 - 21/06/2008)
Oliver De Coque

Chief Dr. Oliver Sunday Akanite, Popularly referred to as Oliver De Coque (April 14, 1947 – June 21, 2008) was a Nigerian highlife musician and guitarist, he recorded more than 73 albums to his credit making him the most popular Highlife king of Africa, his music band group are known as ogene sound super of Africa, which blended modern high life and traditional Igbo music. His music paints a picture of the affluence enjoyed by the...
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Onyeka Onwenu
Musician Category: Entertainment

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Onyeka Onwenu
Onyeka Onwenu

Onyeka Onwenu (born 17 May 1952 ) is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, actress, journalist, politician, and X Factor series judge. She is the youngest daughter of the Nigerian educationist and politician D.K Onwenu. Dubbed the "Elegant Stallion" by the Nigerian press, she is a former chairperson of the Imo State Council for Arts and Culture, and currently the Executive Director/chief executive officer of the National Centre for Women Development.BroadcastingOnwenu possess a BA in International Relations and...
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Bright Chimezie
Musician Category: Entertainment

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Bright Chimezie
Bright Chimezie

Bright Chimezie Ironmuo, also called Okoro Junior was born on the day of Nigerian independence i.e October 1, 1960. He is a musician who hails from Ekeoba, Umuahia in Imo State of Nigeria.Bright Chimezie was born and bred in his village. He grew up with the image of a beautiful African village in his mind. At the time he was growing-up, there were still tales by moonlight, moon dances, folk tales and so on. He was...
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Bright Chimezie
Sonny Okosun
Musician Category: Entertainment

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Sonny Okosun (01/01/1947 - 24/05/2008)
Sonny Okosun

Sonny Okosun (1 January 1947 [1] – 24 May 2008 in Washington DC) was a musician from Nigeria. He is best known as the leader of the Ozzidi band. A native of Edo State in southern Nigeria and of Esan heritage. He named his band Ozzidi after a renowned Ijaw river god, but to Okosun the meaning was "there is a message". His surname is sometimes spelled Okosuns and his first name Sunny. He was one...
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Dan Maraya Jos
Kontigi playing musician Category: Entertainment

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Dan Maraya Jos (01/01/1946 - 20/06/2015)
Dan Maraya Jos

Dan Maraya Jos (born Adamu Wayya in 1946 - 20 June 2015) was a Nigerian Hausa Griot best known for playing the kontigi. Dan Maraya Jos, whose name means "The Orphan of Jos", was born in 1946 and Died Saturday, 20 June 2015 in Bukuru, near Jos in Plateau State, Nigeria. His Islamic name is Adamu, but his father died shortly after his birth and his mother died while he was still an infant, hence the...
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Dan Maraya Jos
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Fela Anikulapo Kuti
Afrobeat Legend Category: Entertainment

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Fela Anikulapo Kuti (15/10/1938 - 02/08/1997)
Fela Anikulapo Kuti

Fela Kuti (born Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti 15 October 1938 – 2 August 1997), also known as Fela Anikulapo Kuti or simply Fela, was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, musician, composer, pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre, human rights activist and political maverick.Early life and careerReverend Israel and Funmilayo beside him, Dolu is behind and Fela in foreground, baby in arms is not named (most likely Beko), Olikoye is to the rightFela was born Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti...
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Christy Uduak Essien-Igbokwe
Musician Category: Entertainment

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Christy Uduak Essien-Igbokwe (11/11/1960 - 30/06/2011)
Christy Uduak Essien-Igbokwe

Christy Uduak Essien-Igbokwe MFR (11 November 1960 – 30 June 2011) was a Nigerian musician and actress. Sometimes called Nigeria's Lady of Songs, she was known for her song "Seun Rere". She was the first female president of the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN). She was also the chairwoman and managing director of Soul Train entertainment limited.Essien-Igbokwe sang her songs in Igbo, Ibibio, Efik, Hausa and Yoruba, and as well as in English. Essien's fluency...
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Bukky Ajayi
Actress Category: Entertainment

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Bukky Ajayi (02/02/1934 - 06/07/2016)
Bukky Ajayi

Zainab Bukky Ajayi (2 February 1934 – 6 July 2016) was a Nigerian actress.Life and careerShe was born and bred in Nigeria but completed her higher education in England, United Kingdom on the back of a federal government scholarship. In 1965, she left England for Nigeria where her career began as a presenter and newscaster for Nigerian Television Authority in 1966.She made her film debut in the television series Village Headmaster during the '70s before she...
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Bukky Ajayi
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Sunny Ade
Musician Category: Entertainment

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Sunny Ade
Sunny Ade

"King" Sunny Adé (born Sunday Adeniyi, 22 September 1946) is a Nigerian musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and a pioneer of modern world music. He has been classed as one of the most influential musicians of all time.BackgroundAdé was born to a Nigerian royal family in Ondo, thus making him an Omoba of the Yoruba people. His father was a church organist, while his mother was a trader. Adé left grammar school in Ondo under the pretense of...
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Sunny Ade
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Oliver De Coque
Musician Category: Entertainment

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Oliver De Coque (14/04/1947 - 21/06/2008)
Oliver De Coque

Chief Dr. Oliver Sunday Akanite, Popularly referred to as Oliver De Coque (April 14, 1947 – June 21, 2008) was a Nigerian highlife musician and guitarist, he recorded more than 73 albums to his credit making him the most popular Highlife king of Africa, his music band group are known as ogene sound super of Africa, which blended modern high life and traditional Igbo music. His music paints a picture of the affluence enjoyed by the...
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Oliver De Coque
Oliver De Coque RIP
Onyeka Onwenu
Musician Category: Entertainment

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Onyeka Onwenu
Onyeka Onwenu

Onyeka Onwenu (born 17 May 1952 ) is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, actress, journalist, politician, and X Factor series judge. She is the youngest daughter of the Nigerian educationist and politician D.K Onwenu. Dubbed the "Elegant Stallion" by the Nigerian press, she is a former chairperson of the Imo State Council for Arts and Culture, and currently the Executive Director/chief executive officer of the National Centre for Women Development.BroadcastingOnwenu possess a BA in International Relations and...
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Onyeka Onwenu
Onyeka Onwenu
Bright Chimezie
Musician Category: Entertainment

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Bright Chimezie
Bright Chimezie

Bright Chimezie Ironmuo, also called Okoro Junior was born on the day of Nigerian independence i.e October 1, 1960. He is a musician who hails from Ekeoba, Umuahia in Imo State of Nigeria.Bright Chimezie was born and bred in his village. He grew up with the image of a beautiful African village in his mind. At the time he was growing-up, there were still tales by moonlight, moon dances, folk tales and so on. He was...
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Bright Chimezie
Sonny Okosun
Musician Category: Entertainment

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Sonny Okosun (01/01/1947 - 24/05/2008)
Sonny Okosun

Sonny Okosun (1 January 1947 [1] – 24 May 2008 in Washington DC) was a musician from Nigeria. He is best known as the leader of the Ozzidi band. A native of Edo State in southern Nigeria and of Esan heritage. He named his band Ozzidi after a renowned Ijaw river god, but to Okosun the meaning was "there is a message". His surname is sometimes spelled Okosuns and his first name Sunny. He was one...
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Sonny Okosun
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Dan Maraya Jos
Kontigi playing musician Category: Entertainment

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Dan Maraya Jos (01/01/1946 - 20/06/2015)
Dan Maraya Jos

Dan Maraya Jos (born Adamu Wayya in 1946 - 20 June 2015) was a Nigerian Hausa Griot best known for playing the kontigi. Dan Maraya Jos, whose name means "The Orphan of Jos", was born in 1946 and Died Saturday, 20 June 2015 in Bukuru, near Jos in Plateau State, Nigeria. His Islamic name is Adamu, but his father died shortly after his birth and his mother died while he was still an infant, hence the...
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Dan Maraya Jos
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Fela Anikulapo Kuti
Afrobeat Legend Category: Entertainment

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Fela Anikulapo Kuti (15/10/1938 - 02/08/1997)
Fela Anikulapo Kuti

Fela Kuti (born Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti 15 October 1938 – 2 August 1997), also known as Fela Anikulapo Kuti or simply Fela, was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, musician, composer, pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre, human rights activist and political maverick.Early life and careerReverend Israel and Funmilayo beside him, Dolu is behind and Fela in foreground, baby in arms is not named (most likely Beko), Olikoye is to the rightFela was born Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti...
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Fela Anikulapo Kuti
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Christy Uduak Essien-Igbokwe
Musician Category: Entertainment

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Christy Uduak Essien-Igbokwe (11/11/1960 - 30/06/2011)
Christy Uduak Essien-Igbokwe

Christy Uduak Essien-Igbokwe MFR (11 November 1960 – 30 June 2011) was a Nigerian musician and actress. Sometimes called Nigeria's Lady of Songs, she was known for her song "Seun Rere". She was the first female president of the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN). She was also the chairwoman and managing director of Soul Train entertainment limited.Essien-Igbokwe sang her songs in Igbo, Ibibio, Efik, Hausa and Yoruba, and as well as in English. Essien's fluency...
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Christy Uduak Essien-Igbokwe
Christy Uduak Essien-Igbokwe RIP
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