Omobola Johnson is one of Nigeria’s boardroom gurus, defying societal limits and breaking new grounds with remarkable achievements. Born few years after Nigeria gained independence, Omobola Johnson gained her primary education at the International School, Ibadan in Oyo state.
Refilwe Ledwaba, born and bred in Lenyenye, a semi-rural township in the Limpopo province of South Africa, found herself at her wits’ end when she could not pursue a career in science due to outstanding university fees. By breaking cultural and social barriers in aviation at the grassroot level, Ledwaba aspires to make aviation a norm for women through the Girls Fly Programme in Africa foundation.
Mansa Musa (Mansa means “Emperor” or “Sultan”), was born and lived from 1280 to 1337 into a ruler family, where his brother, Mansa Abu-Bakr, ruled the empire until 1312. When Abu-Bakr failed to return from an ocean expedition, Musa inherited the throne of the gold-rich kingdom.
George Floyd’s former classmates, Donnell Cooper said, “Quiet personality but a beautiful spirit. His death “definitely caught me by surprise. It’s just so sad the world we’re living in now.”
Derek Chauvin, 44, the officer filmed kneeling George Floyd’s neck for eight minutes, is a 19-year veteran of the force. Chauvin was involved in a fatal police shooting and one of the other fired officers paid a $25K settlement after being sued for using excessive force in arrest where he punched and kicked a handcuffed suspect. Derek Chauvin was investigated in 2006 over a fatal police shooting and again in 2008 and 2011 for two more shootings. A second officer involved in Monday’s arrest, Tou Thao, was sued in 2017 for using excessive force. The lawsuit, accuses him of punching and kicking a handcuffed suspect. George Floyd died Monday in police custody, hours after footage showed cop Chauvin knelt on him for eight minutes during the forgery arrest in Minneapolis; all four officers involved in Monday’s incident were fired. The remaining two officers have also been named as Thomas Lane and J Alexander Kueng, both are rookie cops still in their probationary periods.
“Haj Qassem’s spirit has been instilled in everyone’s body, and thousands, and thousands of Soleimani’s are ready to march on to the White House,” Zeinab Soleimani said.
Born Albuquerque, New Mexico, NM, United States, Multi-faceted rapper, writer, youth advocate, MC/touring artist-educator/producer and renowned lyricist, Christopher Mike-Bidtah, aka Def-i, has taken his music as far as Eminem’s XM Radio program, NPR, the BBC and beyond. He helped raise over $1 million for the legal funds of Standing Rock Water Protectors, and is a dedicated environmental activist himself. Here’s Def-i Biography and Profile.
Nighat Dad was born 1981, in the small town of Ratta Matta, in the Punjab province of Pakistan. Nighat Dad is an accomplished lawyer and a human rights activist. She founded Digital Rights Foundation (DRF). “The main objective of DRF was not to just establish another NGO, but to really start a movement on digital rights and internet freedom issues.” Here’s Nighat Dad Biography and Profile.
Larry Ndianefo, professionally known as Larry Gaaga, is a Nigerian industry entrepreneur, and music mogul. Larry Gaaga emerged as the cover face of Tush Magazine’s 26th issue. Larry Gaaga finally released his long-awaited single with Wizkid tagged “Low“. Here’s Larry Gaaga Biography and Profile.