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Forbes names Okonjo-Iweala Africa Person of The Year

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Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, the Nigerian born economist, international development expert and former minister of Finance, has been named Forbes Africa Person Of The Year 2020.

Ngozi is now included in the list of eminent Africans to have received the award.

In 2011, Sanusi became the first Nigerian to won the award.

In 2013, and 2019, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, won the award for his outstanding work at the bank and a sterling career in agriculture and finance.

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Also, Ngozi Okonjo Iweala becomes first Nigerian female to won the award.

Reacting to the news, Ngozi Okonjo Iweala pledged to deploy her energies at the World Trade Organization for Africa and the world.

“It is a great honour to serve Africa in different capacities. I look forward to deploying my energies at the WTO for Africa and the world,” she said.

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Who is Ngozi Okonjo Iweala? 

Ngozi Okonjo Iweala who was born on 13th June 1954 is a Nigerian born economist.

She went to Harvard University in 1973 and graduated with Magna Cum Laude in Economics.

She furthered her education as she earned her PhD in regional Economics and development from the Massachusetts Institution of Technology (MIT).

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Ngozi has served as Nigeria’s minister of Finance and Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Well, Dr Ngozi Okonjo Iweala us happily married to Dr Ikemba Iweala who is a neurosurgeon.

And their marriage is blessed with four wonderful children.

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I worked as tout after I ran away from home – Singer Oxlade

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Nigerian singer Ikuforiji Olaitan Abdulrahman, better known as Oxlade, has revealed that he once worked as a tout after he ran away from home to pursue his music career.

According to him, he sold bus tickets—a job of motor park touts, popularly called “agbero.”

In a recent interview, the music star disclosed that he had to leave home because his lecturer dad didn’t initially support his decision to be a musician.

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He said: “Honestly, he [my dad] was indifferent at first. But my stubbornness and consistency paid off [laughs].

“I ran away from the house at some point in my life to pursue music personally. And I had to do all sorts of stuff to survive. Selling bus tickets and selling foods at parties.”

Stressing that he is from the ‘streets of Surulere’ in Lagos, he avowed that “if you can survive in Surulere, you can survive anywhere.”

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He added that the experience he had in the ghetto helped him make better decisions.

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Actor Itele D Icon shares adorable photos of his daughter as she clocks 1

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Nigerian actor, Itele D Icon has taken to social media to celebrate his daughter’s first birthday, today, April 25th.

The movie star took to his Instagram page and shared adorable photos of his daughter, Ajeromola whom he described as his princess.

Sharing the photos, he wrote, “Time flies so fast! Just a year ago, we were celebrating your birth, now we are all braced up to celebrate your first birthday. In just a year

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AJEROMOLA, a k a IYALAJE OF EGBA LAND😀

You have given us countless reasons to be proud and happy.

May you forever be smiling, laughing, and showering joy everywhere. Happy first birthday to my adorable princess”

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Recall that Itele D Icon welcomed a bouncing baby girl with his girlfriend, Olayiwola Aminat Omowunmi on the 25th of April, 2022.

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Singer Simi celebrates her 35th birthday in style

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Nigerian singer, Simisola Bolatito Kosoko, popularly known as Simi is celebrating her 35th birthday today.

The mother of one took to her Instagram page where she shared adorable photos of herself to mark her birthday.

Taking to her Instagram page, Simi wrote, “35 and fine. Happy birthday to the realest person I know. I type this tipsy as hell and surrounded by my most loved. If God don’t love me most, I don’t know who 💗.”

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