Manu Dibango, Cameroonian singer, best known for his hit single “Soul Makossa,” was born 12 December 1933. Dibango achieved a considerable success following in the U.K. with the disco hit “Big Blow,” and in 1998 he recorded the album CubAfrica with Cuban artist Eliades Ochoa. Manu Dibango died on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 after contracting the new coronavirus, his representatives have confirmed. Dibango was “a fatherly figure who was always ready to advise, hold the hand of younger musicians and lead them to success,” fellow musician and journalist Ateh Francis, also known as Bazore, said. Here’s Manu Dibango Biography and Profile.
Jamie Foxx (Eric Morlon Bishop), was born on December 13, 1967, in Terrell, Texas. Jamie Foxx emerged as one of the most diversely talented entertainers of his generation. In 2005, Jamie Foxx became the first person to be nominated for three acting awards at the Golden Globes in the same year, for his performances in Ray, Collateral and Redemption. Here’s Jamie Foxx Biography and Profile.
Kirk Douglas, Hollywood actor and father of Michael Douglas was born on 9 December 1916. Kirk Douglas rose to prominence during Hollywood’s “golden age”, earning his first Oscar nomination for the 1949 film Champion. Douglas was himself nominated for an Oscar three times – for Champion (1949), The Bad and the Beautiful (1952), and Lust for Life (1956). Kirk Douglas was born Issur Danielovitch, a ragman’s son. He died Kirk Douglas, a Hollywood king. Here’s Kirk Douglas Biography and Profile.
Abubacarr Tambadou, Gambian Attorney General, was born 12 December 1972. Barrister & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of The Gambia and member of The Gambia Bar Association. Member of the Coalition of Human Rights Defenders, The Gambia, 2000 – 2003. Who is Abubacarr Tambadou? Here’s Ba Tambadou Biography and Profile.
Maria Isabel Rodriguez, First Lady of Venezuela, wife of former Venezuelan president Hugo Cháve. She produced a magazine for children, “El Club de los Exploradores”. She has anchored for television stations including Telecentro and Niños Cantores Televisión in her hometown of Barquisimeto. She has also produced the informative radio program “Líder en la Noticia”. Here’s Marisabel Rodríguez de Chávez Biography and Profile.
Alfredo Bowman, born November 26, 1933, was a herbalist and self-proclaimed healer whose client list included a number of celebrities. Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes, John Travolta and Michael Jackson are all reported to have been clients. Bowman claimed to have developed a miraculous herbal cure for a host of “pathologies”, including “arthritis, asthma, cancer, AIDS, diabetes”, and placed adverts to that effect. He never studied medicine and did not have a medical licence. Who is Dr Sebi?
Jason Njoku, born on the 11 of December, 1980, studied chemistry at university and would probably be working as a scientist had he not thought of a magic formula that he has translated into a huge success: Nigerian films plus online distribution equals big money. Mr Njoku said his first venture after graduating from the University of Manchester in 2005 was launching a student magazine which “ended in spectacular failure”. The company that he put into motion in December 2010, Iroko Partners (formerly Nollywood Love), has become the largest distributor of Nigerian movies and music. Jason Njoku Biography and Profile.
Tunji Olaopa, born 20 December 1959, Oyo State, is a Nigerian political scientist and public administrator. Olaopa is a recipient of many honours and awards including the 2012 Dr. Kwame Nkrumah African Distinguished Public Service Order of Merit Award; the 2015 National Productivity Order of Merit (NPOM) Award. Tunji Olaopa Biography and Profile.