The greatest stories of courage you’ve never heard

Nelson Mandela. Mahatma Gandhi. Dr. Martin Luther King. Fela Anikikulapo Kuti. The unknown soldier fighting Boko-haram in Sambisa. What do they all have in common? Each one of these individuals stepped out of their comfort zone to stand up for what they believed was right regardless of public opinion or occupying a position of power. TrueContinue reading “The greatest stories of courage you’ve never heard”

FROM MEDICINE TO MUSIC: HERE’S THE NIGERIAN WHO WON A GRAMMY BY DRUMMING WITH HIS MOUTH

KEVIN AT A GLANCE Name: Kevin Olusola Born: October 5, 1988 (age 27) Genres: Classical, pop, rock, jazz, a cappella Occupation: Beatboxer, multi-instrumentalist, singer Instruments: Beatboxing, cello, saxophone, piano, vocals Years active: 2011-present Labels: Madison Gate Records, RCA Records Associated acts: Pentatonix Triptyq Languages: English (Native), Chinese (Fluent), Spanish (reading proficiency), French (beginner), Yoruba (beginner)Continue reading “FROM MEDICINE TO MUSIC: HERE’S THE NIGERIAN WHO WON A GRAMMY BY DRUMMING WITH HIS MOUTH”

Cobhams: How a blind homeless boy became Nigeria’s hottest Music producer

“Every little baby has the power to be great, And every tall tree grew up from some mustard seed” –Cobhams Asuquo   BIO FULL NAME: Cobhams Emmanuel Asuquo DATE OF BIRTH: 6th JANUARY 1981 OCCUPATION: Music Producer, Singer, Songwriter MARITAL STATUS: Married AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS: -The Future Awards 2006 (Producer of the Year) -Hip-hop WorldContinue reading “Cobhams: How a blind homeless boy became Nigeria’s hottest Music producer”

Oprah Winfrey: From pervasive poverty to media multi-billionaire (the true story)

“Got a vision that no one else sees, Remember there is a war out there, You can’t stop the fire from rising, So come prepared to face the battle, Get up!! You are a conqueror, and you don’t accept DEFEAT!!”   “Do the one thing you think you cannot do, fail at it, try again,Continue reading “Oprah Winfrey: From pervasive poverty to media multi-billionaire (the true story)”

J.K. Rowling: From the brink of rejection & depression to writing the best-selling book series in history!

“I was set free because my greatest fear had been realized and I still had a daughter that I adored, and I had an old typewriter and a big idea. And so rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” —J.K. Rowling   Introduction Joanne “Jo” Rowling, born 31 July 1965,Continue reading “J.K. Rowling: From the brink of rejection & depression to writing the best-selling book series in history!”

MOHAMMAD ALI: THE RISE OF A LEGEND

After over three decades of prolonged Parkinson’s disease, the 3-time world heavy weight champion finally kicked the bucket in a US hospital at the age of 74. Ali’s illness was further aggravated by subsequent respiratory disease; this reduced his verbal grandiloquence and physical shrewdness. The burial will later take place in his home town Louisville,Continue reading “MOHAMMAD ALI: THE RISE OF A LEGEND”

ASA: from outcast to international superstar (the true story)

Popularly known as Asa, soul and pop singer/songwriter Bukola Elemide was born on the 17th of September 1982 in Paris, France to her Nigerian parents. Her family returned to live in Nigeria when she was two. Asa grew up in Alagbole, a border town in Ogun state near Lagos, in the south-western part of Nigeria.Continue reading “ASA: from outcast to international superstar (the true story)”

The Incredibly Inspiring Story of BEN OMALU

Stories That Touch BRIEF PROFILE: Bennet Omalu is a Nigerian-American physician, forensic pathologist, and neuropathologist who was the first to discover and publish findings of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). HIS STORY: Bennet Omalu was born in Nnokwa, Idemili South, Anambra in southeastern Nigeria, in September 1968. The sixth of seven siblings, He was born duringContinue reading “The Incredibly Inspiring Story of BEN OMALU”