Nwankwo Kanu

Born on August 1, 1976 in Owerri, Kanu Nwankwo is a retired professional footballer. Kanu began his career, aged fifteen, at first division club Federation Works before moving to Iwuanyanwu National in 1992. After a notable performance at the Football U-17 World Championship|U-17 World Championships he was signed by Ajax Amsterdam in 1993 for $250,000. […]

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was born on 15 September 1977 in Enugu, Nigeria, the fifth of six children to Grace Ifeoma and James Nwoye Adichie. While the family’s ancestral hometown is Abba in Anambra State, Chimamanda grew up in Nsukka, in the house formerly occupied by Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe. Chimamanda’s father, who is now retired, […]

Chief Emeka Anyaoku

Chief Emeka Anyaoku, born Eleazar Chukwuemeka (Emeka) Anyaoku on 18 January 1933 in Obosi, Anambra, Nigeria. He served as Commonwealth Secretary-General from 1990 to 2000. He attended the Merchants of Light School in Oba and (as a College Scholar) the University College of Ibadan, at the time a college of the University of London and […]

Agbani Darego

Agbani Darego, born Ibiagbanidokibubo Asenite Darego, 22 December 1982) is a Nigerian model and beauty queen, best known as the first native African to win Miss World. Darego’s family roots are in Abonnema, Rivers State. She was born in Lagos to a family of eight children and she was sixth out of them. At age […]

Dr. Stella Ameyo Adadevoh

Dr. Stella Ameyo Adadevoh was a great Nigerian physician who sacrificed her life to prevent the spread of Ebola virus in Nigeria in 2014. She prevented the spread of Ebola virus which could have killed thousands if not millions of Nigerians and paid the ultimate sacrifice, death. Ten (10) things you should know about Dr […]