Yair Lapid, writer, popular TV host, journalist, and former Finance Minister of Israel, was born in Tel Aviv November 5, 1963. He grew up in London and Tel Aviv neighbourhood of Yad Eliyahu in an apartment bloc called “the Journalists’ Residence” since it housed many prominent journalists. Yair Lapid, the son of then-journalist and future politician Yosef “Tommy” Lapid and novelist Shulamit Lapid.
Edward Colston was born 2 November in 1636 and died in 1721. A significant proportion of Colson’s wealth came directly or indirectly from the slave trade. It is estimated that during Colston’s involvement with the RAC, it transported over 100,000 African men, women and children, who were branded with the company’s initials on their chest. Over 19,000 of them died on their journey to the Caribbean and the rest of the Americas due to unhygienic conditions on the ships. Designed to maximise profit and hold as many enslaved people as possible, the boats were hotbeds for dysentery, dehydration and scurvy.
Katy Perry, American Singer, Songwriter, Television Judge known for hits like ‘I Kissed a Girl,’ ‘Teenage Dream,’ ‘Firework’ and ‘Dark Horse’, was born Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson on October 25, 1984. Here’s Katy Perry Biography and Profile.
Annie Idibia (Annie Macaulay–Idibia), born 13 November 1980, in Eket, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria. Annie Idibia married to 2Face Idibia. Annie Idibia won the African Entertainment Legend Awards- Fast Rising Actress and was nominated as Best Supporting Actress in the 2009 Best of Nollywood Awards. Here’s Annie Idibia Biography and Profile.
Mwai Kibaki (Mwai Emilio Stanley Kibaki), born 15 November 1931, Gatuyaini Village, Othaya, Nyeri district, Central Province. He was the third President of Kenya, serving from December 2002 to April 2013. Here’s Mwai Kibaki Biography and Profile.
Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta (Uhuru Kenyatta), born October 1961, two years before Kenya officially got independence from Britain, his parents named him “Uhuru” — Swahili for freedom — in anticipation of the nation’s liberation from colonial rule. Here’s Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta Biography and Profile.
Aubrey “Drake” Graham (born October 24, 1986 in Toronto, Ontario), he was raised by biracial parents. Drake grew up with music in his blood. His father, Dennis Graham, was a drummer for the legendary rock ‘n’ roll star Jerry Lee Lewis. Who is Drake?
“His Majesty had a vision for a modern, prosperous, and peaceful Oman, and he willed that vision into reality. Laura and I are fortunate to have visited him in Muscat last fall. We enjoyed his grand hospitality, and we saw how his able leadership improved education, healthcare, and the arts throughout the beautiful country of Oman.” – Former President George W. Bush said.
Chinua Achebe, Nigerian Novelist, Nigerian Author, wrote the Things Fall Apart, was born Albert Chinualumogu Achebe on November 16, 1930, in the Igbo town of Ogidi in eastern Nigeria. Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe died on March 21, 2013, at the age of 82, in Boston, Massachusetts, after a brief illness. Albert Chinualumogu Achebe Biography and Profile.