Bobwealth Oakina Omontese was born on the 27th of March 1984 in Okalo village, Edo State southern Nigeria, but grew up in Kano State in the country’s northern region. As a youngster Bobwealth became interested in music, and realized that he could use his love for music to assist others. He became a vocal coach […]

Virgile Rivet Samba-Moussinga was born April 17, 1984 in Brazzaville, the capital city of the Republic of the Congo. He is the fifth son of his mum, Jacqueline Samba-Biampandou, and the seventh of his dad, the late Samba-Bitori Luc. He began his studies in 1989, at Moukoundzi-Ngouaka Primary School, in Brazzaville. Due to the influence […]

Morris “Lordmore Karanda” Kakunguwo was born in 1972 in Mt. Darwin, around 200 kilometers (124 miles) north of Zimbabwe’s capital city of Harare. He was the youngest of seven children. Morris’ father, Frank Kakunguwo, the Pastor of a mission school, was shot to death during Zimbabwe’s War of Liberation when Morris was only two years […]

Collins Plimo Nakedi was born in October 1989 and raised in East Pokot, Kenya, a pastoralist community in which more than 95 percent of the people are illiterate. One of 14 children, Collins felt extremely fortunate to be the only one in his family to have the chance to go to school and get an […]

BONUS POST Celebrating those supporting excellent leaders Mohamed “Mo” Ibrahim was born in 1946 in Sudan. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Alexandria University in Egypt, a Master’s Degree in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from the University of Bradford in the UK, and a PhD in Mobile Communications from the University […]

Modou Basirr Leigh was born in 1989 in Serrekunda, a large town in the Gambia. Serrekunda is a place with strong cultural and religious traditions where Muslims and Christians enjoy good relations. Modou’s parents viewed education as the most essential aspect of their children’s development. Modou was fortunate to attend some excellent, although not very […]

Chinenye “Nenye” “Cha-Cha” Sarah Ogoko was born the second of five children in March 1992 in Owerri, the capital of Imo State in southern Nigeria. She attended God’s Time Nursery and Primary School in Nnewi Anambra State and graduated from Bishop Lasbrey Girls Secondary School in Owerri in 2008. As a youth her father inspired […]