Wednesday, 22 June 2011
Rapper Chidera ‘Chiddy' Anamega from the Hip-Hop duo, Chiddy Bang is the current holder of the ‘World's Longest Freestyle Rap' title. The American-based rapper with Igbo roots this year had a rap freestyle running for 9 hours, 18 minutes, and 22 seconds at the MTV organised ‘O Music Awards' to beat the previous record of 9 hours, 15 minutes and 15 seconds held by the rapper named M-Eighty.
Chiddy Bang is an American alternative hip hop band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The group consists of Chidera and Noah "Xaphoon Jones" Beresin. The duo met in late 2008 during their freshman year at Drexel University, in Noah's hometown of Philadelphia, PA. Their sound is based on the fusion of hip hop and alternative using unique sample choices from artists such as Radiohead, Sufjan Stevens, Passion Pit, MGMT, and Yelle.
Friday, 10 June 2011
Ngozi Edozien schooled at Philip Exeter Academy and got into Harvard where she graduated Magna Cum Laude in Politics, Philosophy and Economics. She had her first job in industrial banking before graduating with honours from Harvard Business School. She later joined the prestigious global consulting firm, McKinsey and Company and worked in the United Kingdom and France.
She was a Senior Engagement Manager at McKinsey before being headhunted by pharmaceutical behemoth Pfizer which made her a Vice-President of Planning and Business Development. Her exceptional performance led to her appointment as the head of Pfizer’s East, Central and Anglo-Lusophone West Africa (ECAWA) region. As the head of the ECAWA region, she spearheaded Pfizer’s push into community development programmes and new product development. She left Pfizer to head Equity Vehicle for Healthcare in Africa, an IFC/AFDB sponsored Africa-focused private equity fund that invests in Africa’s health sectors. She is currently the chief executive of Actis West Africa, a leading private equity firm.