Tuesday, 29 June 2010
Mildred Okwo is a lawyer, artist, writer, manager, movie director and producer. She is also the producer of 30Days, a movie that took Nollywood by storm and opened to rave reviews and critical acclaim.
30 Days, produced by Mildred Okwo’s Native Lingua Films in association with Ego Boyo’s Temple Productions, explores the action-packed tensions that arise when very public officials start getting mysteriously executed.
Mildred who grew up in Enugu hails from Nsukka; her mother is from Mbaise in Imo State. She also manages Rita Dominic, Michael Ezuruonye and Ini Edo.
Thursday, 24 June 2010
Kenneth was Nigeria’s representative at the 2010 Mr. World competition held in Korea. Kenneth Obinna Okolie who took the 2nd runner's-up position is a 25 year old graduate of Valley View University, Accra, Ghana.
He won the 2010 Mr. Nigeria competition which was organized by the Silverbird Entertainment Group and earned the right to represent Nigeria at the Mr. World competition which was held in Korea.
Mister World 2010, the 6th edition of the Mister World male pageant was held at Incheon, Korea. The competition began on March 11, 2010 and the final was held at Songdo Convensia on March 27, 2010. Over 17 days of competition, 74 delegates took part in a series of events that tested their strength, stamina, mental agility and determination to succeed in the face of adversity. Only the very best made it to the Live Stage Final where they were judged on their style, performance and star quality.
Source(s): BellaNaija, Linda Ikeji, Mr World 2010
Tuesday, 22 June 2010
Ify Aniebo is currently a PhD student at the University of Oxford. She has a first degree in Medical Genetics from Queen Mary’s University, a MSc in Applied Bimolecular Technology from Nottingham University and has a scholarship from the Prince’s Trust.
Ify has worked at TDL Genetics, Mediserve, the Cambridge Antibody Technology (Medimmune), Illumina Inc , the Sanger Institute, Cambridge and the Wellcome-Oxford-WHO unit in Thailand. She has presented her research at leading malaria research conferences around the world.
Passionate about finding a cure to Malaria, her ambition is to discover a vaccine to the biggest killer disease in sub-Saharan Africa.
At the recent 2010 edition of the Future Awards, Ifeyinwa was named the Scientist of the Year and Future Awards most prestigious award - Young Person of the Year.
The Future Awards, described as Nigeria’s biggest youth event, is the flagship platform under The Future Project, which is an umbrella of youth development projects/programmes that seeks to empower young people and re-direct them towards adding value to themselves and society with strong, positive images/messages.
Thursday, 17 June 2010
Tuesday, 15 June 2010
Thursday, 10 June 2010
Nneka Onyejekwe is an international volleyball player. She plays club volleyball for CSU Metal Galati – champions of Romania for the last three year and unquestionably the best female volleyball team in the country. Nneka also represents Romania at international level.
Tuesday, 8 June 2010
One to watch
Highly rated Chuks Aneke is another product of the famous Hale End youth system, as well as being one of the youngest players to represent England at Youth level.
A central midfielder by trade, Aneke can also play wide on the right or in a traditional “number 10" play making role, using his impressive passing range to create attacks or his vision to arrive in the box and get on the end of them.
His giant powerful physique has led to comparisions with former Arsenal captain Patrick Vieria, his low centre of gravity allows him to turn and roll defenders with ease.
Touted as one of the most exciting players coming through the Academy, 2008, Chuks was one of two players named by Arsène Wenger as ‘technically perfect’, and in July 2009 he signed scholarship forms.
Thursday, 3 June 2010
Patrick Junior C. Okogwu (born 7 November 1988), better known by his stage name, Tinie Tempah, is a rapper and MC. Tinie's first music video for promotional single ‘Wifey’, became an underground smash hit holding the Channel U urban chart top spot for 10 consecutive weeks in 2006.
In mid 2009 Patrick released his second mixtape, "Sexy Beast: Volume 1". Inspired by the Ray Winstone film, the CD featured M.I.A. on I’m Hot and proved to be so popular that the South Londoner ended up making another D.I.Y. video in New York. He has been hired by several clubs such as Rochester club Amadeus in the past as an entertainer but is now set to try to further his career by appearing alongside hit artists such as Chipmunk. Wiley once claimed Patrick would never make it, triggering a feud that signalled an end to any dual performances between the popular grime artists. Sources have stated that he is the older cousin of popular British/American recording artist Marvin Divine.
His debut single "Pass Out" has received fore play from Tim Westwood, Nick Grimshaw, Annie Mac, Ras Kwame, MistaJam, Jo Whiley and Chris Moyles while Zane Lowe declared it the "Hottest Record In The World Today" and "Single Of The Week" and is currently on the BBC Radio 1 A Playlist. In addition Reggie Yates named it as the Weekend Anthem for 20/21 February 2010.
According to MTV, Patrick's major label debut album, titled "The Disc-Overy" (pronounced discovery), is due to release in August 2010.
Sources: Wikipedia, tinietempah.com
Tuesday, 1 June 2010
Dr. Kanayo F. Nwanze has more than 30 years of extensive experience in international agricultural research, research management, and development work in Sub-Saharan Africa (Anglophone and Francophone countries) and Asia with the centers of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).
Nwanze is a member of several scientific associations and a board member of several Africa-based institutions. In 2001, he was conferred with the title Commander of the National Order of Merit of Cote d'Ivoire in recognition of his outstanding leadership of WARDA and service to the West African subregion. Nwanze holds a B.Sc. in agricultural biology from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and an M.Sc. and Ph.D. in entomology from Kansas State University, USA.
In 2009 the Governing Council of International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) chose Kanayo F. Nwanze as its next president during its annual meeting in Rome today. Nwanze, a Nigerian national, was the Vice-President of IFAD, a United Nations agency and an international financial institution, whose mandate is to help rural poor people pull themselves out of poverty.