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List 3 Famous People You Respect And Admire. / Things You Never Knew About Mike Adenuga, Nigeria’s Second Richest Man / "I Was a Sort Of A Tomboy When I Was Back In Canada" - Jackie Appiah (1) (2) (3) (4)
|Re: People You Never Knew Were Nigerian: Sort Of by mohawkchic(f): 3:12am On Sep 02, 2009|
|Re: People You Never Knew Were Nigerian: Sort Of by OneNaija(m): 9:42am On Sep 02, 2009|
she is a Nigerian
* Age: 24
* Gender: Female
* Astrological Sign: Aries
* Zodiac Year: Ox
* Industry: Construction
* Occupation: PRESENTER / DJ / ASSKICKER
* Location: LONDON / NIGERIA / WORLDWIDE
|Re: People You Never Knew Were Nigerian: Sort Of by thameamead(f): 12:40pm On Sep 19, 2009|
Dizzie Rascal's dad was Nigerian. He died when he was young but his mum is originally from Ghana.
|Re: People You Never Knew Were Nigerian: Sort Of by thameamead(f): 12:45pm On Sep 19, 2009|
Joyce Ohaja a news presenter on ITV is also Nigerian,
|Re: People You Never Knew Were Nigerian: Sort Of by thameamead(f): 12:57pm On Sep 19, 2009|
Segun Adelaja is a bespoke tailor to the rich and famous, I love his shirts. £100 per shirt.
Keme Nzerem is a news presenter @ Channel 4.
Tupele Dorgu is an actress on Coronation Street.
|Re: People You Never Knew Were Nigerian: Sort Of by dove24u(m): 4:50pm On Sep 19, 2009|
@Poster.Nice and educative
|Re: People You Never Knew Were Nigerian: Sort Of by Recognise: 5:40pm On Sep 19, 2009|
- Didnt know he was Naija until when I read his autobiography - it was an emotional read I must admit
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Paul McGrath : Irish international footballer
Ireland versus Italy : 1994 World Cup
Paul McGrath (born 4 December 1959 in Ealing, London, England) is a former football defender, a long-time member of the Republic of Ireland national team. He was one of the first Irish celebrities of mixed-race background.
McGrath is the son of an Irish mother and a Nigerian father. According to Donald McRae, McGrath's father disappeared soon after his conception. His mother, Betty McGrath, had given Paul up for adoption when he was four weeks old. Terrified that her father would find out she had become pregnant in an interracial relationship, McGrath's mother travelled in secret to London to have her child, who was considered illegitimate.
Although McGrath's mother would eventually track him down again, Paul Nwobilo, as he was then known, was brought up in a number of orphanages in Dublin.
Career - Club
McGrath began as a schoolboy with Pearse Rovers and played junior football for Dalkey United. While at the latter, he attracted the attention of the Manchester United scout Billy Behan. McGrath worked briefly as an apprentice sheet metal worker and a security guard in Dublin before becoming a full time professional with Football League of Ireland club St Patrick's Athletic in 1981. He made his debut in a League Cup clash with Shamrock Rovers in August at Richmond Park. He ultimately excelled at St Pat's, earning the nickname "The Black Pearl of Inchicore" and receiving the PFAI Player of the Year Award in his first and only season. He scored 4 goals in 31 total appearance for the Saints.
McGrath moved to Manchester United, then managed by Ron Atkinson, in 1982. His only honour there was the 1985 FA Cup, where United defeated Everton 1–0. McGrath was named Man of the Match in the game, the game is remembered for the sending off of Kevin Moran - the first person to be sent off in an FA Cup Final - and where Norman Whiteside scored the winner.
In his early years at Manchester United, he was frequently used as a midfielder, changing to defender still at Old Trafford. McGrath relied mainly on pace, strength and his ability to read the game. Ben Dyson quoted: 'Defending is known as the devil of football, McGrath makes it seem like a work of art'.
Often regarded as one of the best defenders in the game, several knee injuries stopped McGrath from becoming a regular under new United manager Alex Ferguson. McGrath and Ferguson also faced a turbulent relationship, as McGrath's alcohol addiction and physical problems led to United offering him a retirement package of £100,000 with a testimonial. McGrath refused, and instead Ferguson began to inform clubs of his availability. Although McGrath's former manager Atkinson made an offer from Sheffield Wednesday, Aston Villa F.C.'s offer was accepted and McGrath signed in 1989.
While at Villa, McGrath played some of the best football of his life despite recurrent problems in his knees. Villa came close to winning the title in McGrath's first season, finishing second to Liverpool F.C, The next season saw Villa fighting relegation for much of the season, a shadow of the side the previous season under Graham Taylor, who had left to take control of England. Atkinson then took over and Villa again ended as runner-up, to McGrath's former employer Manchester United. McGrath won the PFA Player of the Year award at the end of the season, and would also win his first Villa trophy in 1994, defeating Manchester United in the League Cup final.
McGrath left Aston Villa in 1996, considered one of the greatest players in the side's history and is nicknamed "God" by their fans, who also remember his services by singing a terrace chant every matchday to the tune of "Kumbayah". He retired from the game in 1998, after very brief spells with Derby County and Sheffield United. He helped Derby to a secure 12th place finish in their first Premier League season, and completed his playing career by guiding Sheffield United to the FA Cup semi-finals as well as helping them secure a playoff place - although they were beaten by Sunderland in the play-off semi-finals.
For many years he suffered from alcoholism, and missed occasional matches as a result. In an interview with FourFourTwo, McGrath admitted to playing football while still under the influence of alcohol. His recurrent knee problems resulted in him undergoing a total of eight operations during his career. McGrath's autobiography, Back from the Brink, co-written with journalist Vincent Hogan, was the most successful Irish sports book ever. Upon retiring, McGrath settled in Monageer, County Wexford.
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|Re: People You Never Knew Were Nigerian: Sort Of by Recognise: 6:26pm On Sep 19, 2009|
Victor Adebowale, Baron Adebowale
Lord Victor Adebowale
Lord Victor Adebowale is one of the most charismatic and influential figures in the voluntary sector. He is someone who has made a huge difference not only to the organisations he has worked for, but on the environment they work in and on the sector as a whole.
He jokes that he first became involved in the sector because he was very bad at selling video recorders. More seriously, he decided it was where his future lay when he was still at school, at a time when everyone else wanted to be an airline pilot.
Victor started a career in housing with Newham Council before moving in 1985 to become head of permanent property at Patchwork Housing Association and then regional director of Ujima Housing Association. From 1990 to 1995 he was director of the Alcohol Recovery Project and then became chief executive of homelessness charity Centrepoint. Here, he says he had to make difficult decisions from day one in the full glare of publicity. His leadership skills and vision developed Centrepoint as an important provider of advice in key areas of Government policy around social change, including advising the Social Exclusion Unit and New Deal for Communities
Recognition for Victor's achievements has already come with a CBE in 2000 for services to the unemployed and homeless young people, and his influence further increased when he became one of the first People's Peers in 2001.
As well as his day job and his role in the House of Lords, Victor is patron of a number of organisations, a member of the National Employment Panel, the Demos Advisory Council, the New Economics Foundation board, the Institute of Fiscal Studies council, and a trustee of RNID.
'This stuff really matters,' he states. 'The bottom line is important for a lot of organisations but what really counts is whether you can change lives.'
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Victor Adebowale, Lord Adebowale
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Lord Victor Adebowale
Victor Olufemi Adebowale, Baron Adebowale, CBE (born 21 July 1962) is the Chief Executive of the social care enterprise Turning Point and was one of the first to become a People's Peer.
Adebowale joined Turning Point as Chief Executive in September 2001. Turning Point is the UK’s leading social care organisation and provides services for people with complex needs, including those affected by drug and alcohol misuse, mental health problems and those with a learning disability. Turning Point runs projects in 244 locations across England and Wales and last year had contact with 130,000 people. In addition to providing direct services, Turning Point also campaigns nationally on behalf of those with social care needs.
Adebowale was born to Nigerian parents Ezekiel & Grace Adebowale and was educated at Thornes House School, Wakefield and the Polytechnic of East London. He began his career in Local Authority Estate Management before joining the housing association movement. He spent time with Patchwork Community Housing Association and was Regional Director of the Ujima Housing Association, Britain’s largest black-led housing association. He was Director of the Alcohol Recovery Project and then Chief Executive of youth homelessness charity Centrepoint before taking up his current post.
Adebowale was a member of the Social Exclusion Unit’s Policy Action Team on Young People and was Chair of the Review of Social Housing Co-ordination by the Institute of Public Policy Research.
Adebowale divides his time between a wide range of influential policy-making bodies. He is involved in a number of taskforce groups, advising the government on mental health, learning disability and the role of the voluntary sector. He is Co-Chair of the Black and Minority Ethnic Mental Health National Steering Group and is a member of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs.
Adebowale is a patron of Rich Mix Centre Celebrating Cultural Diversity, a patron of Tomorrow’s Project and of the National College for School Leadership. He is a member of the National Employment Panel, the New Economics Foundation Board and the Institute for Fiscal Studies Council. He is also on the policy advisory board of the Social Market Foundation, and on the board of the National School of Government.
Adebowale has an honorary PhD from the University of Central England in Birmingham, an honorary doctor of letters from the University of Lincoln, an honorary PhD from the University of East London and most recently an honorary doctor of the university from the University of Bradford, where he is involved with their Centre for Inclusion and Diversity, in December 2007. He is an honorary fellow of South Bank University and Honorary Senior Fellow in the Health Services Management Centre at the University of Birmingham.
In 2000, Adebowale was awarded the CBE in the New Year’s Honour List for services to the New Deal, the unemployed, and homeless young people. In 2001, Adebowale became one of the first group of people to be appointed as people's peers and the title was gazetted as Baron Adebowale, of Thornes in the County of West Yorkshire on 30 June.
On 12 December 2008, Adebowale was installed as Chancellor of the University of Lincoln.
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|Re: People You Never Knew Were Nigerian: Sort Of by Recognise: 7:54pm On Sep 19, 2009|
Daley Thompson (born 1958) was one of the best decathlon athletes in history. He began competing in the decathlon in 1975 and won every event he entered from 1978 until 1988. Thompson won gold medals at the 1980 and 1984 Olympic Games.
Daley Thompson was born Francis Ayodele Thompson in London, the son of a Nigerian cab driver and a Scottish mother. His father gave him the African name Ayodele, but this was later shortened to Dele, and then to Daley, the name the world would come to know him by.
Even in childhood, he wanted to win. Cordner Nelson wrote in Track's Greatest Champions that Daley said, "I just had to be first at everything, from catching the bus to finishing my lunch." And his brother agreed, "Sport was life and death to Daley." Thompson's parents divorced when he was seven. Because his mother had to work, he was sent to boarding school
His mother did not particularly encourage his interest in sports, but at the school, he grew up in a disciplined environment where skill in sports was highly valued. At first, he liked soccer, but eventually turned to track and field.
In 1973, at the age of 14, Thompson competed in his first open meet. He took fifth place in shotput, placed third in two sprinting events, and won the high jump with a height of 5'7 3/4". In 1975, he won the national junior indoor 60 in 6.9 seconds. He thought of himself as a sprinter, but in June 1975, on a whim, he entered the Welsh open decathlon.
Chose the Decathlon
"Decathlon" means "ten events" in Greek, and a form of it was a part of competition in the ancient Greek Olympics. The modern version has been around since the turn of the twentieth century. It is a series of ten track-and field events. Any athlete who participates must be an all-around talent. First day events include 100-meter sprinting, long jump, shot put, high jump, and running 400 meters. On the second day the athlete must run the 110-meter hurdles, throw the discus, pole vault, throw the javelin, and run 1,500 meters.
SOURCE: Encyclopedia of World Biography on Daley Thompson - Pages 1 and 2
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|Re: People You Never Knew Were Nigerian: Sort Of by tpia.: 10:58pm On Sep 19, 2009|
^^ I heard about this guy.
he didnt know he was black talkless Nigerian.
|Re: People You Never Knew Were Nigerian: Sort Of by Recognise: 7:39pm On Sep 20, 2009|
Gina Obedapo Yashere (born 6 April 1974) is an English comedienne of Nigerian descent.
Biography - Early life
Yashere was born in Bethnal Green, London, England. Before becoming a comedienne she worked as a Elevator maintenance engineer. Her mother is an immigrant from Nigeria.
Career - Stand-up comedy
Yashere was a finalist in the prestigious Hackney Empire New Act of the Year competition in 1996. She continues to actively perform live stand-up comedy to the present, appearing on such shows as Mock the Week. She has released two live stand-up DVDs: one in 2006, and one in 2008.
She has appeared in many television programmes. She is probably best known for appearing in the comedy series The Lenny Henry show, where she played Tanya and Mrs. Omokorede, the pushy Mum as well as voicing Keisha on Bromwell High.
In 2005, she appeared in the reality television series, Comic Relief does Fame Academy, in aid of Comic Relief, and she co-hosted the 2006 & 2007 MOBO Awards alongside Akon & Coolio. She has also made numerous appearances on Mock the Week, and also appears on the CBBC show Gina's Laughing Gear.
In 2007, she tried out for Last Comic Standing during the Sydney, Australia auditions and qualified for the semi-finals and was then chosen as one of the ten finalists to compete in the final rounds. On August 1, 2007, she was eliminated in the first elimination round along with Dante.
In 2008, she was the first-ever British person to be on Def Comedy Jam.
On september of 2009, she appeared on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien as a stand up comedienne.
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Gina Yashere is a female stand up comedian from the UK. She currently lives in London, but her parents are both Nigerian.
Gina Yashere has worked the stand up comedy circuit in the UK for over a decade now, although is probably best known for her appearances on several UK panel shows, including Mock the Week where she is a regular guest. Gina Yashere tours annually and she currently has two DVDs of her previous stand up tours available for purchase. Gina Yashere is also well known for being the first ever British person to appear on popular US comedy show ‘Def Comedy Jam’.
A little known fact about Gina Yashere is that before she started her career in stand up comedy she worked as a lift engineer, repairing and maintaining lifts and escalators. Gina Yashere’s talent for stand up comedy was realised when she was spotted performing at the Edinburgh fringe festival in the late nineties.
Gina Yashere is also well known for her work with Lenny Henry on the comedy sketch show ‘ Lenny Henry in Peices’ which aired from 2000 to 2003 on BBC One in the UK. Since then Gina Yashere has appeared in numerous panel shows and has worked on several BBC children’s television programmes including ‘Gina’s Laughing Gear’ in which she starred. Gina Yashere has also had numerous Cameo appearances in several UK comedy shows.
|Re: People You Never Knew Were Nigerian: Sort Of by mohawkchic(f): 2:15am On Sep 21, 2009|
~Gina is just hilarious. . especially when she mimics her Mum in Pidgin
|Re: People You Never Knew Were Nigerian: Sort Of by Recognise: 11:23pm On Sep 21, 2009|
Stephen K. Amos
Stephen K. Amos (born 1967) is a British stand-up comedian of Nigerian origin. A regular on the London comedy circuit, he is also a compere.
Amos lives in South-West London. His parents came to London from Nigeria in the 1960s.He is openly gay. He is a celebrity supporter of the British Red Cross, where he is interested in their work with refugees.
He is represented by Lisa White of Glorious Talent.
Performances and tours
He has performed stand-up at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe every year since 2003, after making his début in 2001.
During the 2006 Fringe, he performed the revealing solo show "All of Me", in which he publicly acknowledged his own homosexuality to his audience for the first time, hosted a chat show on weekends (in addition to his own show), performed as a guest at various extra festival shows such as Spank! and performed daily in Stewart Lee's production of Eric Bogosian's play Talk Radio.
Away from the fringe, Amos is a regular performer at The Comedy Store, London, featuring on the bill several evenings each month as well as various other venues around central London.
Amos appeared in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival's Great Debate in 2006, 2007, & 2008 for the negative team, & in 2009 for the affirmative team. In May 2007, he appeared at the New Zealand International Comedy festival. He performed at the 2007 class clowns state final in South Australia.
During late 2008 and early 2009, he embarked on a UK tour of his show "Find the Funny".
As an actor, he performed in both the Edinburgh Fringe & London run of a version of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
His Debut DVD will be released in November 2009 entitled 'Find The Funny - Live'
In his native UK, Amos has appeared as a guest on panel shows such as Have I Got News For You, Mock The Week, The Wright Stuff and And Then You Die.
In March 2007, his documentary on homophobia in the black British community and Jamaica, Batty Man, was broadcast by Channel 4.
He made a guest appearance as Jimi Hendrix on the third episode of the BBC Three show, Snuff Box. He has also appeared in Rich Hall's Cattle Drive, EastEnders, Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle and as a featured performer on the BBC's Live at the Apollo after Dara Ó Briain and before Frankie Boyle.
Amos has the distinction of being one of the few stand up comics chosen to appear at the 2007 Royal Variety Performance.
Amos made an appearance on the gala/comedy gig "We Are Most Amused" an ITV televised production on 15 November 2008 in celebration of HRH The Prince of Wales' 60th Birthday. The event took place in the New Wimbledon Theatre.
He hosted a 2007 documentary, joystick Envy, for the free UK digital TV channel Virgin1 (which has since been broadcast on a number of occasions), in which he explored men's ongoing insecurities with joystick size with the help of actors from Puppetry of the joystick, Unclad rugby players and the men willing to experiment with apparent joystick enlarging 'treatments'. In the programme Amos is shown publicly completing an online British joystick survey, originally verbalising and inputting 9.2 cm length and 4 cm girth for his own joystick anthropometric data. He later realised his error, stating that in fact he meant inches not centimetres: i.e. his joystick length is actually 9.2 inches and his joystick girth 4 inches.
While in Australia for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Amos often appears on Australian television shows such as the improvisational Thank God You're Here; the music-based panel game show Spicks and Specks; and satirical news-based comedy quiz show Good News Week.
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|Re: People You Never Knew Were Nigerian: Sort Of by recognised: 11:27pm On Sep 21, 2009|
|Re: People You Never Knew Were Nigerian: Sort Of by Recognise: 2:30pm On Sep 22, 2009|
Godfrey C. Danchimah
Godfrey C. Danchimah, Jr. (born July 21, 1969), professionally known as Godfrey, is an American comedian and actor who has appeared on BET, VH1, Comedy Central, and feature films such as Soul Plane, Original Gangstas, Zoolander, and Johnson Family Vacation. He was[b] also a spokesperson for 7 Up during the popular '7up yours' advertising campaign[/b]. He was also a cast member on the first season of The It Factor, a reality television show. Currently, he is a regular performer at the comedy club Comedy Cellar in New York City.
Godfrey's parents fled to the United States from Nigeria to escape the Nigerian Civil War. Godfrey was born in Nebraska on July 21, 1969. Soon after, the family settled in Chicago where Godfrey grew up. He attended Lane Technical College Preparatory High School and received an academic scholarship to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he majored in psychology. Here he tried out for and made the varsity football team, where he performed at a traditional talent show for new team members. He stole the show performing impressions of his coaches and teammates and discovered his comedic talent. Godfrey honed his stand-up skills at the legendary All Jokes Aside Comedy Club in Chicago in the early 90's. In 1995, Godfrey made his New York debut at Caroline's Comedy Club and The Comic Strip Live and was soon signed by the William Morris Talent Agency. He began working regularly in television, first behind the cameras as a warm-up comedian for The Cosby Show and Soulman. His first on-camera appearance featured him performing stand-up comedy for NBC's Friday Night Videos, followed by more small television and film roles. In 2000, Godfrey appeared in the Aspen Comedy Festival and on Comedy Central's Premium Blend. He also played a comical role in the urban movie Soul Plane, acting as an African pilot. He has also been in numerous episodes of BET's Comic View. He continues to do film and television work alongside his stand-up career in New York.
|Re: People You Never Knew Were Nigerian: Sort Of by Recognise: 1:12pm On Sep 24, 2009|
Samuel Ajayi Crowther
became the first African bishop
of the Church of England.
. . . Samuel Ajayi Crowther, who was born in 1807 (the year Great Britain abolished the slave trade) in Yorubaland (modern Western Nigeria) was rescued by a British naval squadron. When Samuel was just thirteen years old, he was captured by Muslim slave traders for transport across the Atlantic, but rescued by the Navy. Samuel received an education in Sierra Leone, where he was converted to Christ, and after further education in England he was ordained as a minister of the Church of England for service with the Church Missionary Society.
Samuel participated in the expedition up the Niger River Valley to overcome the ravages of the slave industry still entrenched there. Of the 145 Europeans on that expedition, 130 were struck down with Malaria, and 40 died. Yet the expedition succeeded in establishing a Missionary Center at Fourah Bay for training liberated slaves to evangelise West Africa. It was built on the very place where a slave market had once stood. The rafters of the roof were made almost entirely from the masts of old slave ships.
Samuel Crowther was one of the first four students to graduate from Fourah Bay's College, Sub-Saharan Africa's first university. In 1864, Samuel Crowther was ordained as the first African Bishop of the Church of England in an overflowing Canterbury cathedral. Today there are eighteen times more Anglicans worshipping in church every Sunday in Nigeria than there are in Great Britain.
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|Re: People You Never Knew Were Nigerian: Sort Of by omar22(m): 4:14pm On Sep 24, 2009|
She puts the U in Ugly
|Re: People You Never Knew Were Nigerian: Sort Of by MamaLijah: 7:00pm On Sep 24, 2009|
This is very educative,
|Re: People You Never Knew Were Nigerian: Sort Of by J.Kramer(m): 8:38pm On Sep 24, 2009|
nice work guys!, this is great, funny enough weaving's own amazed me.dint believe it until i checkd wiki.
dat guy is d best i admire,esp his spoken english
was also surprised bout lemar and seal
as 4 charlize(south africa),ive knwn since i love dat gurl
|Re: People You Never Knew Were Nigerian: Sort Of by Epiphany(m): 12:26pm On Sep 26, 2009|
These ones also have names that give them away:
Adewale Akinnuoye Agbaje - Actor
Chuka Umunna - politician
Yemi Osunkoya - Designer (wedding gowns)
|Re: People You Never Knew Were Nigerian: Sort Of by uc nduka(f): 7:02pm On Sep 26, 2009|
A very interesting thread indeed, Hugo Weaving really got me surprised.Ben Okri was not surprising as his brother Mike Okri was a popular singer in d 80's and was popularly known for his song 'omoge'.
|Re: People You Never Knew Were Nigerian: Sort Of by Recognise: 8:46pm On Sep 26, 2009|
Rotimi Adebari (born 1964 in Okeodan, Ogun State) is a Nigerian-born Irish politician. He was elected as the first black mayor in Ireland.
He fled Nigeria in 2000, and made claim for asylum on the grounds of religious persecution, but his application was rejected due to insufficient evidence he had personally suffered persecution. He gained residency in Ireland under the Irish Born Child scheme (since repealed).
He and his family settled in County Laois. In 2004, he was elected as a city councillor in local elections. In June 2007 he was elected as mayor of Portlaoise Town Council (9 members), with support from Fine Gael (2 seats) and Sinn Féin (1 seat).
He completed his master's degree in intercultural studies at Dublin City University.
In late 2007 media reports in the Irish Mail and the Laois Nationalist questioned how Adebari claimed refugee status in Ireland when the first country he arrived in after fleeing Nigeria was France which would invalidate an asylum application in Ireland under the Dublin convention. It is also claimed that he worked in the London underground a year before entering Ireland. It has been reported that the London Underground employee who made the original claims has now pledged to get union documentation and affidavits from 50 "former co-workers" of Mr. Adebari. Mayor Adebari feels the allegations made do not require further response.
Some residents in Portlaoise also question the claim that he suffered religious persecution in Nigeria, based on the fact that he visited his home to accept an award for becoming Mayor of Portlaoise
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|Re: People You Never Knew Were Nigerian: Sort Of by thameamead(f): 12:26pm On Oct 29, 2009|
shirley bassey is a singer who has sang theme songs to James Bong. she's mixed race but does not associate herself with the black community, the press do not refer to her as mixed race neither does she. her father is or was Nigerian,
|Re: People You Never Knew Were Nigerian: Sort Of by joyblinks(f): 4:35pm On Oct 29, 2009|
Misan Sagay (Hotel Rwanda)
|Re: People You Never Knew Were Nigerian: Sort Of by shotster50(m): 2:37am On Jan 24, 2010|
Laura Elizabeth Arabosa Izibor is an Irish recording artist, musician and producer. She won the RTÉ 2fm song contest while still in secondary school. She went on to win an award at the 2006 Meteor Music Awards. She also performed at that year's Electric Picnic music festival and Music Ireland 2007. Izibor has opened for Aretha Franklin, India.Arie, Estelle, Maxwell and John Legend on tour.
Her debut album, Let the Truth Be Told, was released in Ireland on Friday 8 May 2009, and in the UK on Monday 18 May with a U.S. release to follow on 16 June.
Laura Elizabeth Arabosa Izibor was born in 13 May 1987 in Dublin, Ireland. She is the fourth of five children born to Irish mother Trish and Nigerian father Saul. Izibor's parents separated when she was seven and she was raised by her mother.
|Re: People You Never Knew Were Nigerian: Sort Of by maedan(f): 2:43am On Jan 24, 2010|
Is a LIEeeee!! So he's Nigerian!! and Gay!! Well this is a double surprise . I don't know whether to feel proud, but he is well-spoken, I've seen him on some TV shows as a guest.
|Re: People You Never Knew Were Nigerian: Sort Of by shotster50(m): 7:52am On Jan 24, 2010|
I am surprised about Amos too. I really thought he had a Caribbean Heritage or something.
|Re: People You Never Knew Were Nigerian: Sort Of by maedan(f): 1:09pm On Jan 24, 2010|
^^^^ yeah me too. But he would blend right in if he wore an agbada, he does look Nigerian now that I think of it.
That Godfrey guy is good too. He's got one of his shows being sold on iTunes. That's bigtime. Happy for all of them.
|Re: People You Never Knew Were Nigerian: Sort Of by thameamead(f): 12:05pm On Jan 30, 2010|
I love Amos, he is always on The Wright Stuff on ChaneL 5, I also like the fact that he's not tried to hide his sexuality, I say good on him for telling the world he is Gay, unlike the likes of Kelly Holmes and d other black male athlete (i can't remeber his name but he was on strictly come dancinga couple of yrs ago) that are hiding their sexuality.
|Re: People You Never Knew Were Nigerian: Sort Of by bluespice(f): 12:21pm On Jan 30, 2010|
omg!!!! gina's so funny i thought she was carribean or somn buh nigerian?
yeah now i know why she's so good at immitating
|Re: People You Never Knew Were Nigerian: Sort Of by babaibadan(m): 6:44pm On Mar 28, 2010|
Its so interesting that most of their parents got divorced at an early age.
|Re: People You Never Knew Were Nigerian: Sort Of by shotster50(m): 12:58am On Mar 30, 2010|
Rick Famuyiwa, born on June 18, 1973, is a Hollywood writer and director of films such as The Wood (1999) and Brown Sugar (2002). His most recent film is the comedy Our Family Wedding (2010), starring Forest Whitaker and America Ferrera.
He is a graduate of the University of Southern California.
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