Richest South African Celebrities in 2021

 

The African continent in recent years has produced noble personalities making waves around the world and inspiring lives with their creativity. This article will focus on Richest South African Celebrities in 2021, In no particular order, the list below is top celebrities making the continent gain recognition in Africa and beyond with their great impact.

 

Bonang Matheba is a South African media personality, an entrepreneur, a model, and a philanthropist. She is one of the Richest South African Celebrities in 2021,

She was born in the capital of North West Province, Mafeking in South Africa. Her impeccable flairs as a media personality have landed her entrepreneurial deals like a brand ambassador for Revlon cosmetics, Cîroc Vodka, Samsung S20- South Africa, Ipanema sandals, Cell C network.

 

She is also the CEO of the clothing line, “Just B” and a bag collection brand, “Baby Star” among several others.

 

Clement Maosa is a South African actor, a model, and a singer born in present-day Pietersburg in South Africa. He holds a law degree certificate from the University of Limpopo in South Africa.

He is one of the Richest South African Celebrities in 2021, His career achievements include commercial with radio stations, modeling deals with Rezo-Lution, event planning, and his breakthrough role for the South African famous series, Skeem Saam. He is married to actress Kemo Mayorga with a son.

 

Pearl Thusi is known privately as Sithembile Xola Pearl Thusi, an actress, Television and Radio presenter, and a model from South Africa. She is one of the Richest South African Celebrities in 2021. The iconic actress has played pivotal roles in movies since 2003.

She was widely praised for her remarkable lead role as Queen Sono in the Netflix crime series, Queen Sono which has now been canceled due to the economic slump caused by the Covid 19 pandemic.

Pearl Thusi has two children but has kept her love relationship privately, making her fans wondering who her husband or baby daddy is. Read more:- Top 10+Richest Football Clubs In Africa.  Tasha Kodua is love-struck on new single ‘For Me’ featuring Obibini.

 

Black Coffee goes by the real name, Nkosinathi Innocent Sizwe Maphumulo. He is a renowned South African Disc Jockey (DJ) who has explored the music industry with his phenomenal skills as a record producer, singer, and songwriter. He is one of the Richest South African Celebrities in 2021, He owns nine studio albums which include, Black Coffee, Has Another One, Home Brewed, Africa Rising, just to mention a few.

 

AKA, as affectionately called by the public goes by the real name, Kiernan Jarryd Forbes. AKA is a hip-hop artist, record producer, and songwriter noted for his well-received song, “Victory Lap” from his debut album dubbed, Alter Ego which was released in 2011. AKA is one of the Richest South African Celebrities in 2021, Since then the superstar has released back-to-back hits which have won him multiple awards.

 

Sharlto Copley is an award-winning actor who has been relevant in the movie industry since 2004. He is one of the Richest South African Celebrities in 2021, He has played significant roles in TV series and films like Powers, District 9, Chappie, Gringo, Maleficent, Europa Report among several others.

 

Natasha Thahane is one of the youngest fast-rising celebrities in South Africa. She is an actress and a brand ambassador born in Soweto, South Africa to famous Anglican Archbishop emeritus Desmond Tutu’s son, Trevor Thamsanqa Tutu, and mother, Nomaswazi Mamakoko. She is one of the Richest South African Celebrities in 2021. Her movies are, Skeem Saam, Lockdown, Blood and Water, and Kedibone Kedibone. Nathasha Thahane does not have a baby and is not married as rumors suggested in 2017. She is a graduate of the New York Film Academy and a brand ambassador for the Garnier cosmetic brand.

 

Minnie Dlamini is an actress, a media personality, and model-based in South Africa. Her full name is Minenhle Jones née Dlamini. She is also a beauty queen who emerged as the winner for little Miss South Africa, in 2021. She is one of the Richest South African Celebrities in 2021, The actress married 2017 Quinton Jones, a popular producer and director in South Africa who was her work colleague in 2010. She’s notable for movies like Generations, The Wild, Rockville, Our Perfect Wedding, and many more. she attended the University of Cape Town where she studied film, media, drama, and economics.

 

Kgaogelo Moagi, famously known as master KG, is a South African record producer and a singer who shot to fame in 2016. Born in Tzaneen in South Africa, the artist has achieved global recognition within a short period following his discovery in 2016.

 

He is one of the best Richest South African Celebrities in 2021. He has produced several songs and worked closely with superstars including Burna Boy. He owns production credit for the hit and award-winning song, Jerusalem released in 2020 featuring Nomcebo Zikode.

 

Nasty C is a South African rapper, songwriter, and producer with the full name, Nsikayesizwe David Junior Ngcobo. He came into the limelight in 2013 when he was just 15 years and released his debut mixtape dubbed, ‘One Kid, a Thousand Coffins’ which won him the “Best Freshman Award” at the 2015 South African Hip Hop Awards. He is one of the Richest South African Celebrities in 2021,  This was followed by two studio albums, Bad Hair and Strings Blings. He has currently signed a record deal with the prestigious Def Jam Records in the US and under the record label, he has worked on his third album, “Zulu Man with Some Power” in 2020.

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Photo Credit:  Minnie Dlamini, Nasty  C, Natasha Thahane

The African image has been projected on the map of mixed martial arts through the above greatest fighters hailing from the continent.

Nigerian-American MMA artist Kamaru Usman became the first African to win the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) title for the welterweight category.

Nicknamed “the Nigerian nightmare” under the blessing of former Nigerian-American footballer Christian Okoye, Usman dominated his opponent UFC champion, Tyron Woodley in 2019 for the groundbreaking record as the first African born fighter to become the new UFC champion.

Born on May 11, 1987 in Nigeria, Usman grew up in Nigeria and then moved to Texas at age seven when his parent migrated to the US.

He began fighting in high school when he developed interest in wrestling.

He participated in several competitions at the prime of his wrestling career in high school where he placed third at the Texas State Championship.

Not looking back, he went through immense tutelage which saw him won a national title while in the university of Nebraska at Kearney in 2010.

Following couple of competitions after his first professional appearance in MMA in 2012, he qualified to join the ultimate fight in 2015.

Since then, he has been dominating in over champions like Michael Graves, Steve Carl, Haydar Hassan, Leaone Edwards all in 2015.

From 2016 t0 2018, he also won against ultimate fighters including Alexander Yakovlev, Warlley Alves, Sean Strickland, Sérgio Moraes, Emil Weber Meek and Rafael dos Anjos.

Usman defended his UFC welterweight title in 2020 but is set to have a rematch with his opponent Jorge Masvidal for the UFC Welterweight Championship in April 24.

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The next to make Africa proud is Israel Adesanya, UFC Middleweight Champion. 

When he was a little above nine years his parents traveled to Ghana and he spent close to ten months with his family in Ghana.

At the age of ten, his family moved to New Zealand.  After completing tertiary, he was inspired by the Muay Thai film, Ong-Bak and began a training in kickboxing when he was 18years.

He became a professional fighter in china and then moved to Auckland, New Zealand to focus on MMA at the age of 21.

 

Photo credit: Israel Adesanya

There, he trained with upcoming UFC fighters like Dan Hooker, Kai Kara-France and Alexander Volkanovski. His first fight as a mixed martial artist was in 2012 which he  won against his competitors.

He officially joined UFC in 2017 and fought for the first time in February 2018 with Rob Wilkinson and won. In February 2019, he faced UFC former middleweight champion Anderson Silva and won.

He became the second African to win UFC after a phenomenal win over Kelvin Gastelum

Adesanya has been able to defend his title as UFC Middleweight Champion till now. Nonetheless, for the first time, he lost to Jan Błachowicz in recent match for the UFC Lightweight Championship in March 06.

 

The third African born UFC champion and the current world champion is  Francis Ngannou.

He won against the long-time UFC defending heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic over the weekend in the second round of the main event.

The Cameroonian has been hailed by super stars across Africa for his immeasurable effort to bag the new title from his opponent.

Born September 05,1986 in Batié, Cameroon, Francis Ngannou realised his passion for boxing at a very young age.

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He then moved to France to develop his boxing skills but had to change to mixed martial arts after encountering MMA, Didier Carmont.  Ngannou was successful in almost all his fights when he started fighting as MMA in France…

Photo credit ; Kamaru Usman | Israel Adesanya | Francis Ngannou (Instagram) 

 

Francis Ngannou is a Heavyweight Mixed Martial Arts Champion who hails from Cameroon. He was born in September, 1986 in Batié, a village located in the western province of Cameroon.

 

Raised in the same village, Francis Ngannou went through the roughest road in life due to financial constraints which even affected his education. He was just six years old when he went to live with extended relatives.

 

The precarious situation made him find himself on the path of life where he had to hustle and make ends meet as well as being independent at an early age. Hence, he took his debut job at the age of 10 in a sand quarry in his hometown, Batié to support himself.

 

Francis Ngannou’s interest in boxing began when he had an in-depth analysis about his father’s image, in the village at the time and realised he could turn his father’s  reputation as a street fighter into something positive by pursuing a job in boxing.

In the beginning of his intended career path as a boxer, his family were somehow ambivalent about it but he stood on firm grounds to pursue his dream.

 

He started engaging in trainings with a small club in Douala city, Cameroon at age 22. His strong and eminent passion for boxing made him auctioned all that he owned to buy his sports outfits and equipment to help fulfil his vision as an internationally recognised boxer.

He decided to migrate to France’s capital Paris, to pursue professional boxing at the age of 26. Didier Carmont who was ready to help him reach his full potential.

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He was advised by Carmont to rather venture into mixed martial art despite his original interest in boxing as a fan of Mike Tyson.

He then equipped himself with the skills and in August 2013 he began fighting for free under Fernand Lopez Owonyebe at a gym known as the MMA Factory.

Francis Ngannou was successful in almost all his fights when he started fighting as MMA in France.

His success earned him other regional promotions in Europe as well and in 2015, he made his professional debut under the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in the U.S which is the world’s largest MMA league.

Francis Ngannou is one of the celebrities who give back to his community through his foundation Francis Ngannou Foundation helps the less privileged to make their dreams a reality.

 

‘The Francis Ngannou Foundation is to provide the children of Cameroon with the skills to expand their horizons and realize their dreams’~ Francis Ngannou

Francis Ngannou set to fight with Stipe Miocic in a months time on ESPN PLUS

 

Photo Credit: Francis Ngannou

The Asamoah Gyan Foundation Gives 7,000 Dollars To Support A Young Ghanaian Boxer

All-time goal king of the Ghana national team, the Black Stars, Asamoah Gyan has lifted up high the dream of a 13-year-old Ghanaian boxer, Joseph Awinongya Jr. based in the United States with a donation of 7,000 US dollars equivalent to 40,915 Ghana cedi.

 

The offer was officially handed to the little boxer mid today, November 30, 2020 at a press conference led by the captain of the black stars under his Asamoah Gyan Foundation.

Gyan announced his support to the talented young boy on his official social media handles as well as stating that Awinongya is blessed with a great talent and supporting him to develop his skills is very important.

 

The young boxer is said to have been preparing for an upcoming boxing competition in the United States.

At his age, he has competed in several boxing matches of which he became the winner of a lot of titles such as three-time Silver Gloves National Champ, USA National Champion, two-time Jnr Olympic National Champion and more.

 

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According to reports, the young boy’s achievements at this early age was fully supported by his father who has made it his key priority to nurture his son’s talents in order to reach greater heights in the world of sports with a lot of world titles in future as a professional boxer.

The young champion expressed his appreciation to the all-time leading goal scorer of the black stars of Ghana with joy and excitement on his Instagram page.

He also thanked all those who have contributed to achieving his dream as a professional boxer.

Asamoah Gyan Foundation donates $7,000 to Joseph Awinongya Jr.

 

Asamoah Gyan Foundation was established in August 2011, with the aim of providing humanitarian supports to the needy especially, the youth and help solve societal problems through education, good water, sports opportunities and healthcare.

Since the establishment of the charity organisation by the general captain of the Ghana national team, the foundation has been working tirelessly in all the areas promised to achieve in their vision.

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The Asamoah Gyan Foundation has been the restoration of water pumping system in the hometown of the player in the Brong Ahafo Region, provision of healthcare equipment in various healthcare facilities in Accra and Kumasi, educational supports to brilliant but needy students, scholarships as well as built an ultra-modern AstroTurf for Accra Academy.

As the captain of the Black Stars, the soccer player has extended his football dribbling skills in many soccer clubs around the world including the Ghana premier league where he commenced his full-time soccer career at the Liberty Professionals.

Some of the clubs include, Udinese, Modena, Rennes, Sunderland, Al Ain, Kayserispor, NorthEast United and his current club Legon Cities.

 

He contributed immensely with his phenomenal skills in the soccer fraternity to the above clubs he was signed on.

Gyan has achieved several honours and awards since he started playing soccer professionally. Contributing to the success of people and putting smiles on the face of the less privileged through his Asamoah Gyan foundation is just an amazing initiative.

 We love seeing African Celebs giving back! Keep up the good work Baby Jet! 👏 

Photo Credit:  Asamoah Gyan

 

 We love seeing African Celebs giving back to the community! ”Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward them for what they have done~ proverbs 19 17” 

TBT: Mercy Johnson-Okojie and husband prince odianosen okojie  invited several widows to celebrate Easter with them in Ajah, Lagos. The couple blessed them with Clothes, Food Items and Money…

In addition to the above, She has been helping less privileged people in her community.

For such act of kindness God will surely continue to bless Mercy Johnson and her family, this is even biblical…

  • Deut. 24: 19 …’It shall be for the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow, that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hands.”

 

Luke 14:12-14  “When you give a dinner or a banquet, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in return and you be repaid.

But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.

 

  • 1 Timothy 5:16 If any believing woman has relatives who are widows, let her care for them. Let the church not be burdened, so that it may care for those who are truly widows.

Mercy Johnson first starred in the movie  “The Maid” in 2004.  Her outstanding performance in that movie paved the way for her in other movies such as Baby Oku in America, War in the Palace and many more..

 

She is now one of the most sought after Nollywood actress. Mercy Johnson won the Best Actress award at Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards 2013.

Similarly, Mercy won the award with a movie titled ‘Dumebi the Dirty Girl’. By December 2013, Mercy Johnson is one of the  Googles Nollywood Celebrity. Johnson has appeared in over 100+ movies. 

We’re huge fans of Mercy Johnson! How about you? 

‘There’s nothing more rewarding than giving back and making a difference in the lives of people…

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WCW: UNFPA Ambassador Stephanie Linus Addresses African Ambassadors In The DRC, Donors, Regional Director of UNFPA…

As part of her commitment to raising awareness on maternal health issues, the UNFPA Regional Ambassador for West and Central Africa Stephanie Linus visited the Democratic Republic of Congo in commemoration of the International Day to End Obstetrical Fistula.
The theme of this year’s commemoration was tagged “hope, healing and dignity for all”, and it featured several activities aimed at giving hope to girls and women around Africa.
From 23rd to 25th May, Mrs. Linus participated in a span of activities which included the screening of her award winning movie ‘DRY’, a private luncheon with African Ambassadors in the DRC and a visit to women repaired of fistula at the Biamba Marie Motombo Hospital in Kinshasa.
While speaking to the Ambassadors, Mrs. Linus requested them to work through their governments to do more for the girl child with emphasis on education, ending child marriage, ending obstetric fistula, improving access to health care.
The over 300-persons audience at the private viewing of DRY consisted of African Ambassadors in the DRC, Donors, Regional Director of UNFPA for the East and Southern Africa Region, UN heads of Agencies and Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Ministers and High Ranking Government Officials, Young parliamentarians of DRC, Representatives of International and National NGOs, Members of the Civil Society and various media representatives.
Stephanie Linus
Stephanie Linus
During her address, Mrs Linus declared that the theme of the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula “hope, healing and dignity for all” is food for thought and that it is time to act and actively seek ways to do more to change unhealthy behaviors, to improve health systems, and improve human rights for all.
“Women should not die while giving life. Girls have rights that need to be respected-education, decent jobs, chose who to marry and when to have children and how many of them. Every woman and girl has a right to be treated with respect and dignity”, she stated.
Stephanie Linus
She challenged the audience to constantly ask themselves the question – What is it that I can do more and do better?
Mrs. Linus also met young artists in the National Institute of Arts in Kinshasa whom she encouraged to look around, pick up the issues that are affecting the society and pass messages to end those ills through arts, music, movie and drama.
Stephanie Linus
Stephanie Linus was named the UNFPA Regional Ambassador in March 2017 in recognition of her far reaching advocacy for the rights of girls and women.
As Regional Ambassador, Mrs. Linus will help advocate and raise awareness on maternal health issues across Africa, whilst encouraging policies and laws that protect the rights and dignity of the girl child.
Learn more about ‘Fistula’ watch Stephanie Linus’s movie ‘DRY’

 

TBT: Be Inspired: No Situation is Hopeless! Charity worker Anja Ringgren Lovén, is a true example of:

”As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.”~ Audrey Hepburn

“If we all do one random act of kindness daily, we just might set the world in the right direction.”~ Martin Kornfeld

“The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.” ~ Albert Schweitze

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This is It is from the rescue mission of Hope by Anja Ringgren Lovén in Nigeria

The little Nigerian boy in the above photo was branded ‘a witch’  and left to die. Anja took care of Hope and he is now well and attending school as per photo below

Hope, one year after
Hope, one year after Anja Ringgren Lovén rescued him

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Anja Ringgren Lovén is the Co-founder at African Childrens Aid Education And Development Foundation and Founder, Director at DINNødhjælp – deres overlevelse… Anja Ringgren Lovén and her charity works at: www.dinnoedhjaelp.dk/en

Photo credit: Anja Ringgren Lovén (Instagram)

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TBT: Filmmaker & Entrepreneur, Nollywood Actress, Brand Ambassador (Multiple) Stephanie Linus SNEPCo/NNPC Partners With Extended Hands Foundation To Bring Free Medical Surgery To Women Suffering From Obstetric Fistula In Sokoto

A total of 25 women formerly living with Vesico Vaginal Fistula (VVF) have received free repair surgeries, giving them a chance to live normal lives again. This life-changing event was carried out courtesy of a recent Extended Hands Foundation’s pool effort in Sokoto state sponsored by SNEPCo/NNPC.
 

Since its inception, the goal of the Extended Hands Foundation founded by star actress and producer Stephanie Linus, has been to restore hope and put smiles on the faces of women.

For some years now, the foundation has been focused on helping women with Vesico Vaginal Fistula (VVF) – a serious disability that can be experienced by women after childbirth – and giving them a chance at living normal lives through free repair surgeries.

With a generous sponsorship from SNEPCo/NNPC, the foundation completed the successful repair of 25 Vesico Vaginal Fistula (VVF) patients at the Maryam Abacha Woman and Children  (VVF Hospital) Sultan Bello Rd, Sokoto. All the repairs have been completed successfully and the women are recovering well.
 
The team of medical staff was led by Dr Sa’ad Idris, a seasoned VVF Surgeon and former Commissioner for Health in Zamfara State with over 20 years experience in the field. He was assisted by Dr Halima Bello a VVF surgeon, Chief Medical Director Dr Lawal Bello, Chief Matron Hamsai Abdullahi Wisso, and other doctors and nurses at the VVF Center.
 
As noted by the medical team, most of the women who were repaired had very complex cases of fistula resulting from botched surgeries carried out on them by inexperienced doctors.
Some of the women had damaged wombs and tubes which caused a continuous involuntary discharge of urine into the vaginal vault. These women had been living with this condition for a varying number of years and finally got dry after the surgeries.
Against the backdrop of her Child Bride and Fistula advocacy movie, DRY, Stephanie Linus has been taking the message of restoration and hope to real women suffering from VVF. This pool effort goes a long way to show that DRY is more than just a movie, but a tool for touching the lives of women actually living with this condition.

African Celebrities Who Give Back

We are huge fans of African Celebrities who give back the their communities. Join us in wishing our Celeb of the day Cameroonian/French professional mixed martial artist Heavyweight fighter Francis Ngannou an blessed Happy Birthday! 

Francis Ngannou started working at the age of 10… He started engaging in trainings with a small club in Douala city, Cameroon at age 22.

His passion for boxing made him auctioned all that he owned to buy his sports outfits and equipment to help fulfil his vision as an internationally recognised boxer.

Because of his childhood experience of knowing how difficult it is for some children in Cameroon he decided to help make their dreams a reality

There’s nothing more rewarding than giving back and making a difference in the lives of people

Aspiring to provide the opportunity to fight for good and open doors his community,  Francis Ngannou founded a Charity Organisation ‘Francis Ngannou Foundation’ to help the underprivileged children in Cameroon.

Francis Ngannou Foundation – Batié Cameroon 🇨🇲

The MMA gym is one of the project serving the main purpose of the foundation through training. The gym was regarded as the first well-built facility with all the necessary sports equipment in Cameroon.

The provision of quality facilities has helped a lot of youth in Cameroon to follow their dreams of combat sports through holistic coaching and experience

 Be it in a form of money or time, one of the most important and precious things anyone can do is to give back

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He decided to channel the course more into sports because he believes sports has a huge impact on people’s outlook- and outcome like he experienced.

Therefore, providing similar opportunity he embraced in his trying days seeking to achieve his dreams for the young adult in Cameroon sounded the best.

God loves a cheerful giver

He’s done a phenomenal job through his foundation and has helped with the discovery of skills by teaching the fundamental lessons of sportsmanship.

The foundation looks forward to expand trainings in sports like Judo, Boxing, Karate, MMA, and Kickboxing.

For more information on Francis Ngannou Foundation Visit

Join African Celebs in wishing Francis Ngannou Bon Anniversaire! 🎁 

Photo Credit: Francis Ngannou 

The Nigerian afrobeats god Wizkid is a year  older today!  Join us in wishing him  an awesome day!

Wizkid Clocks 30 Today

The world is celebrating one of the greatest superstars to emerge from Africa, popularly known in media circles as Wizkid or Starboy on his 30th birthday today.

A lot of birthday blessings have been declared on the super talented music icon’s live as he turns up today with another glorious year.

Late in June, Starboy revealed that, he was set to drop his number 4 studio recording album on his birthday, July 16, 2020 after waiting for almost 2 years since he made mention of the upcoming album.

According to the multiple award-winning artist, his album which is dubbed, ‘Made In Lagos’ will have multiple heavyweight artistes featured on it for an exclusive tune.

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Early hours of his birthday, the “holla at your boy” hit-maker, released a new single titled, SMILE featuring H.E.R. the single is an excerpt from his album which is yet to be released today.

Fans have anticipated for long on the Made in Lagos album and can’t wait for it to be finally dropped.

Wizkid is one of the artistes celebrated globally due to his commitment in the music industry and collaborations with top-notch international artistes.

He has won the hearts of many music lovers since his presence in the industry, as a result, he has amassed huge followers and loved ones worldwide who enjoys his style of music.

With a lot of international collaborations, Wizkid made a remarkable turnout with his verse when he was featured on Canadian rapper, Drake’s “One Dance”.

He has worked with a lot of acts both locally and internationally and has mounted reputable and huge platforms to perform with high-class artistes around the world.

Wizkid is regarded as one of the successful artist in African and can boast of countless awards in his name other business endorsements and many more achievements.