Retired Ivorian national football team captain and striker of the Chelsea FC, Didier Drogba turns a year older.

The greatest of all time, soccer player has been honoured greatly on his birthday by his fans across the globe and the various clubs he played a pivotal role in the world of football.

His soccer colleagues also paid tribute to the living legend on his 43rd birthday celebration for the never ending excellent skills displayed as a professional footballer.

 

Knowns officially as Didier Yves Drogba Tébily, was born on March 11 in Abidjan, the capital of Ivory Coast. Drogba spent few years of his childhood age in France where he was raided by his uncle who was then a professional footballer.

Drawing inspiration from his uncle, he gained passion for football and decided to follow his passion at age five by making soccer his hobby and played almost every day at a car park where he lived. Later on, his parents moved to France.

Developing his professional skills, Drogba joined a French local sporting youth club, Levallois as an apprentice where he contributed exceptionally and impressed the team’s officials when he was just 15 years old.

At 21, he signed his first professional deal with Le Mans Club in Ligue 2, a France professional soccer league. He served the club from 1998-2002.  Drogba then moved to another club known as, Guingamp, between the years 2002 and 2003 where he scored 17 goals out of his 34 appearances.

In 2004, he stepped up his game by signing a prestigious contract with Premier League Club, Chelsea where he made remarkable impact on the team with his dribbling skills as the club’s striker.

Indeed, Drogba’s success in Chelsea gave room for the African continent in gaining international recognition in producing highly skilled young talents in the world.

It also inspired African players and served as a measure to explore their unknown abilities that earned them both local and international recognition.

Didier Drogba played a major role for Chelsea FC by helping the team to win its first Premier League Champions after 50 years while he made his debut appearance for Chelsea.

His subsequent roles for the clubs was such incredible that, he gained extraordinary titles in his name. He was recognised by FIFA for being the first Ivorian player to score a goal in the 2006 World Cup.

He is also the only African player to score highest goals for the club and 100 goals in Premier Leagues.  

Other soccer clubs the ace footballer joined include, Olympique de Marseille, Shanghai Shenhua, Galatasaray, Montreal Impact and Phoenix Rising. Drogba retired from his profession officially in 2018, at 40 years.

 

Aside his massive contribution in soccer, Drogba has taken up several social and philanthropic projects to help young ones in fulfilling their dreams through his Didier Drogba Foundation which was established in 2007.

 

Today we celebrate a true legend of Africa and the world at large. Happy birthday Didier drogba.

Curvy Ghanaian actress, socialite and media personality famously known as, Moesha Buduong celebrates her 31st birthday today, March 10, 2021.

As part of her special day celebration, Moesha Buduong showcased her beautiful curvy stature in adorable photoshoot on her social media platforms which has got most of her fans and Ghanaians crazy over the stunning pictures.

Displaying her greatest sense of fashion to the world, the actress was dressed like a queen in a colorful outfit in her Instagram posts.

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According her, life has not been easy but through it all God has been faithful to her in countless ways which is the main reason she chose to celebrate her birthday feeling like a princess in her own world of happiness. Much love has been showered all over social media on her memorable day.

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Moesha Buduong has encountered a lot of controversies in the entertainment industry following her interview with CNN host  Christine Amanpour where she made a contentious statement about Ghanaian women and later received unpleasant feedbacks and backlash from many Ghanaians, especially her colleagues in the movie industry.

Despite the negative impact the actress claimed the CNN interview caused on her career, it also served as a blessing in disguised by helping the model to gain popularity.

Moesha Buduong was born on March 10, 1990 in Kumasi, Ghana. She began her Basic Education in Kumasi at the Nhyiaeso Basic School and completed Accra Girls’ Senior High School at her secondary level.

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She continued with her Tertiary Education at the University of Ghana, Legon where she obtained a Diploma in Theatre, Music and Dance. As an actress, Moesha can boast of multiple Ghanaian movies and TV series like, “Pool Party”, “Amakye and Dede” and “Bloodline”.

Moesha also works with Viasat 1as the host of a popular television program known as HP.

 

She has carried out several charitable works under her charity foundation, the Moesha Foundation in her hometown, Tamale situated in the Northern part of Ghana by assisting students with learning materials, school uniforms and bags.

 

Join African Celebs today, as we wish the beautiful actress a blissful birthday!

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We all know that Bob Marley is considered the godfather of reggae music. Over the years fans of Marley have used his birthday as a celebration of the life he led and his influence on the reggae music genre.

The month of February is known as the Marley mania which started in 1998 and has featured multiple parties from the beach to the streets becoming a norm following the reggae King’s death in 1981.

The annual bash features the friends, family, and fans of the reggae icon making a pilgrimage back to the yard as a way to honor the memory and legacy of Bob Marley.

The entire nation of Jamaica and reggae fans around the world have rallied together to celebrate the icon with a whole week of back to back parties.

This year’s Marley mania week will be a little bit muted due to the prevailing global pandemic. The Covid-19 pandemic has been ravaging the world and has taken a huge hit on international travel. Putting on hold many of the world’s festivities.

Bob Marley’s 75th birthday  in 2020 was celebrated all over the world with different concerts, tributes. Ziggy Marley celebrated his father with a virtual mini concert

Other events  held at J.J Bohemia featured Milele Roots from Chattanooga as the host. The festivities were themed as a celebration of Bob Marley, love, and the celebration of the alumni of Milele Roots chosen family.

Earlier this year Stephen Marley rounded up his father’s 75th with a mini virtual concert and interview on Ceek.com

This year’s celebrations mark what would have been the 76th birthday of the king of reggae.

In normal times the celebrations would have happened at the Bob Marley museum. However, in lieu of this year’s global pandemic, the festivities will be held virtually.

This year’s celebration will focus on the theme of “Survival” and will feature Bob Marley’s militant musical album. Despite the festivities being held virtually, they will follow the normal timeline starting at 7 Am ET.

Featuring performances from the second and third generation of Marley’s with messages from family members like Ziggy Marley being broadcast.

There will also be a Survival Cypher that will feature several artists like Kabaka Pyramid, Skip Marley, Agent Sasco, Tifa, Tanya Stephens, and Jo Mersa.

 The Bob Marley virtual celebration will be featured on Marley’s social platforms as well as other platforms.\

Bob Marley’s fans will have an opportunity to have bought “Songs of Freedom: The Island Years” available in 6LP and 3CD that will was released on the 5th of February.

Bob Marley’s Tuff Gong Radio will play the reggae icons’ music all day in-between their regular programming.

Legendary songstress and TV goddess Dionne Warwick turns 80 today. The Grammy award winning and all-time favourite female vocalist revealed in a video her preparations for her 80th birthday celebration.

She stated with joy that since it’s Christmas and a season of love, marking her special day will come with a lot of charity works and entertaining her loved ones around the world.

Artists who will support the renowned veteran singer include, Johnny Mathis, Chance The Rapper, ChloeXHalle and several others.

According to the artiste who also served as a Goodwill Ambassador for the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, 

that often times she gets birthday gifts during her birthday but this time as part of her birthday celebration, she will rather give out to the needy by joining forces with a charitable organisation.

Her aim is to help solve the issue of hunger by feeding people known as “Hunger ;Not Impossible” to carry out the charitable event as well as putting smiles on peoples’ face during this festive season.

 

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Dionne Warwick started her career in music officially in 1961 when she was discovered by Burt Bacharach and Hal David song writing team.

With the young music team, she was able to release her first hit single, “Don’t Make Me Over.” The following year.

Fuelling the success of her music profession, she continued to record many singles and in less than a decade later, she had released over 18 singles that received massive airplay at the time.

They include; “Walk on By,” “Anyone Who Had a Heart,” “Message to Michael,” “Promises Promises,” “A House is Not a Home,” “Alfie,” “Say a Little Prayer,” “This Girl’s in Love With You,” “I’ll Never Fall in Love Again,” “Reach Out For Me,” and the theme from “Valley of the Dolls.”

She and her team made close to 20 chart-topping albums and over 30 hits songs working with them for the first 10 years.

In 1968, she grabbed her first Grammy award for her hit single, “Do You Know the Way to San Jose?” and two (2) years later she bagged home another award for her successful album, “I’ll Never Fall in Love Again.”

She has been featured and performed on several prestigious platforms as well as hosted programmes like the all-star benefit concert for World Hunger Day in London in 1984.

In addition, her phenomenal talent in the world of music has granted her a lot of honours including the prestigious 2011 Steve Chase Humanitarian Arts & Activism Award by the Desert Aids Project and was recognized for her stellar career by Clive Davis at his legendary Pre-GRAMMY Party in Los Angeles.

Join us in wishing  Dionne Warwick an awesome 80th birthday

 

Join uss in wishing one of the best African Presidents H.E John Agyekum Kufuor, Happy 82nd Birthday 

Former flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) who served as president of the republic of Ghana from 2001 to 2009, His Excellency John Agyekum Kufuor, marks his 82nd birthday today, December 08, 2020.

The special day of the former president comes exactly after Ghana’s general elections on December 07 this year.

Despite the nation’s major focus on the general elections, the people of Ghana including party members and loved ones of took some time off their busy schedules and celebrated president Agyekum Kufuor.

Agyekum Kufuor completed his secondary education from Prempeh College, one of the best and renowned secondary schools in Ashanti region, Ghana.

He later joined the honourable society of Lincoln’s Inn, one of the greatest institutional body of lawyers and judges in the United Kingdom where he pursued law and became a certified barrister. He was called to bar in 1961 in London.

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In the year 1962, he was called to bar in Ghana but left for the UK to obtain a master’s degree in philosophy, politics, and economics from the Oxford University and Exeter College from 1961–64.

Same year president Kufuor completed his master’s degree, he got employed at the Ghana Commercial Bank in London where he worked as a Manager and Legal officer.

He worked for only a year at the bank and relocated to Ghana to start his political career at the age of 27.

He started as the chief legal officer and town clerk for the city of Kumasi from 1966 to 1969.

Following his service to the people of Kumasi, he was selected as a member of parliament and deputy foreign minister under the administration of Kofi Abrefa Busia from 1969 -72 and from 1979 to 1981.

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When Abrefa Busia was overthrown by Jerry John Rawlings during his brutal coups, the former president Kufuor at the time served as the secretary for local government but resigned in less than a year before his term expressing his disappointment in the governance of Rawlings.

In the year 2000 he was selected as the party’s flagbearer and won the national elections on a runoff elections.

He was peacefully sworn into office in 2001 and his government served Ghana emphasising on the improvement of the country’s economy, health and educational systems.

He received a lot of accolades for his immense support to Ghana and Africa at large.

Former president Kufuor was appointed the chairperson of the African Union from 2007–08.

Currently, he is serving several prestigious organisations locally and internationally including Interpeace, an international peace building organisation based in Geneva.

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The Queen of Rock Tina Turner marks her 81st birthday today, November 26, 2020. Join us wishing the talented and gorgeous Super star an  awesome.

Tina Turner posted an excerpt of a black and white version music video of her award winning and bestselling hit song, “What’s Love Got to Do with It”.

The 81-year singer and dancer who looks much younger than her age was showered with lots of heartfelt birthday wishes on her special day from family, friends and followers around the world.

Known for her astounding singing voice and energetic performance on stage, Tina Turner who is privately known as, Anna Mae Bullock began singing when she was a young girl at church.

During the 50s when she was just 16 years, she joined a band known as Kings of Rhythm with his friend, Ike Turner who later became her husband in 1962.

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Previously, her stage name was, little Ann when she formed a duo with Ike Turner as partners under the name, Ike & Tina Turner Revue but she later changed it to what we know today.

They performed at a number of programs which paved way for their uprising. She was officially introduced as Tina Turner in 1960 following the release of her hit single, “A Fool in Love”.

The duo worked together on a lot of projects with several hit songs like, “It’s Gonna Work Out Fine”, “River Deep – Mountain High”, “Boxtop” and “Nutbush City Limits”.

After her divorce, she introduced herself as a solo artist and released hits upon hits within 3 years. The hits include, “Let’s Stay Together”, “Private Dancer” album with the hit song, “What’s Love Got to Do with It” which sold successfully internationally as well as earning the artist Grammy awards.

Tina turner has countless songs in her possession that has earned her various awards and honors such as, Grammy Hall of Fame Award, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

She is also the first black artist and first female Rolling Stone ranked her among the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time and the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time and several others since, the start of her music career…

Ghanaian female pop-star popularly known by her stage name, Sista Afia embraces a new chapter of her life with a spectacular and fashionable photoshoot on the gram.

Turning a year older, the artist has received warm birthday wishes from loved ones including her industry colleagues, fans, families and friends on her special day.

Others posted her beautiful birthday pictures on their various social media platforms pouring out special blessings upon the new chapter the queen has begun in her life.

As part of the birthday celebration the artist is all set to perform live at Oasis Lounge later in the day at 10 p.m. in Accra, Ghana. The artist shared the programme’s flyer on her official Instagram page dubbed, “Sista Afia’s Birthday Jump Off.”

The talented young and vibrant musician’s real name is  Franscica Gawugah. She is related to one of Ghana’s renowned and powerful men of God popularly known as Archbishop Nicholas Duncan Williams, founder and leader of the Action Chapel International Ministry.

Born in Ghana, Sista Afia grew up in Kumasi where she attended her basic and secondary education at the Reverend John Teye Memorial Institute, Afia Kobi Ampem Girls and Angel Educational Complex.

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Following her secondary education, she then travelled to the United Kingdom where she obtained her tertiary educational certificate in general nursing.

 

However, she diverted from nursing and followed her passion for music. In 2015, she returned to Ghana to pursue her passion in music which has now made Sista Afia a household name.

Currently, she has huge fan base in Ghana, the UK and beyond with her flairs and craft when it comes to music as well as the genre she has used to project the African culture.

Sista Afia has worked incredibly in the entertainment industry and has closely worked with couple of multi-talented Ghanaian artists to showcase the rich culture of Ghana and Africa through music.

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Artist including Sarkodie, Shatta Wale, Afezi Perry, Medikal, Bias Kdei, Kwamina Mp, Kelvinboy, Kofi Kinnata among others.

Some of her songs include her hit song, “Jeje” featuring Shatta Wale and Afezi Perry which paved way for her massive recognition in Ghana and beyond. “Weather No”, “Slay Queen”, “Yiwani”, “Ko Kro Ko No”, “Are You Ready”, “Boko”, “Pass U” and many more.

Sista sfia has made it on huge platforms like Ghana Music Awards UK, BHIM Concert, Ghana Meets Naija Concert, Vodafone VIM launch with top notch artistes in Ghana.

Join us in wishing this talented and beautiful artist an awesome birthday 

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Join us in wishing this  talented woman who wears many hats effortlessly a very happy birthday!

The Most Inspirational Woman In Tech, Mary Spio is a Deep Space engineer and Founder and CEO of www.ceek.com.

 

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She has created technologies and content solutions for global titans such as Lucas Films, Universal Music, Microsoft XBOX, Facebook, Boeing and more.

In addition to the above, she is on the Board of Facebook’s Oculus VR for Good and Amazon’s Launchpad. A U.S. Air Force Veteran, as well as a scientific reviewer for the United States Department of Defense (DOD). 

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Mary Spio‘s Company CEEK, is a streaming service for virtual events and experiences that enables live events and content creators to generate revenue by extending their reach across multiple devices.

www.ceek.com feature the biggest names in music, sports and entertainment including Dwyane Wade, Lady Gaga, Bon Jovi,  Demi Lovato, DL Hughley, Ziggy Marley, Sarkodie and more. 

Mary Spio has created various patents and technology innovations

Mary Spio is an accomplished novelist (A Song for Carmine) and Bestselling author of It’s Not Rocket Science: 7 Game-Changing Traits for Achieving Uncommon Success Penguin Books….

 

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Wishing a very Happy Birthday to Regina Daniels, the stunning and gorgeous Actress, is a year older today! Join us in wishing Regina Daniels a wonderful birthday!

 

The actress is legally married to businessman mogul and politician, Hon. Ned Nwoko. 

 

Regina Daniels and Ned Nwoko

According to our sources, Regina Daniels is happily MARRIED and not bothered by the rumours comes from some HATERS. 

 

In addition,  she is also the ambassador of the Super Eagles supporters club.

 

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Regina Daniels was born in October 2000 in Delta State. Her mother is the famous Nollywood actor Rita Daniels. She has five siblings.

Being the daughter of an actress, Regina received a lot of support from her mother who helped her to get trained in acting.

Her acting debut was at the age of seven with movies like Marriage of Sorrow and Miracle Child…

 

 

Regina has a new movie produced by her mother Rita Daniels called ‘I Know The Enemy’ coming out tomorrow

We can’t wait!

 

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Nigerian Super talented actress and wife of veteran actor, Olu Jacobs is a year older.

Born in Lagos on September 29, the award-winning superstar started acting professionally in the 1990s following her graduation from the University of Lagos and the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, London.

Mama Silva was first starred for her first ever lead role in 1998 where she shared a platform with British award winning actor, Colin Firth and American actress Nia Long in the movie, The Secret Laughter of Women.

Prior to her first major role feature, she was already acting in numerous television series and movies directed in both English and the Nigerian local language.

Some of the movies she shot before her major role include, “Mind Bending”, “Owulorojo” and “Violated”.

She further got featured in films like Keeping Faith, The Kingmaker, A Husband’s Wife, A Past Came Calling, Women’s Cot, White Waters, Phone Swap among several others.

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Her remarkable role played in these movies won her a lot of awards such as the Best Actress in a Leading Role at the 2nd Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2006 for the movie Women’s Cot.

Best Actress in a Supporting Role in 2008 by Africa Movie Academy in the movie, White Waters; Production Design Award for the movie, Swap Phone just to mention a few.

She has shared the screens with movie stars like, Bimbo Akintola, Genevieve Nnaji, Olu Jacobs, Kate Henshaw-Nuttal, Ini Ed, Nse Ikpe Etim, Wale Ojo and Lydia Forson.

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Exactly six years ago today, Joke Silva was honoured as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic for her influence and achievements in 2014.

She was appointed as the brand ambassador for AIICO Pension Managers Limited (APML), a pension funds management company established in Nigeria.

As an entrepreneur and a philanthropist, Silva works together with her husband Olu Jacobs at their media cooperate firm, Lufodo Group which comprises of the Lufodo Academy Performing Arts, film production, Lufodo Distribution and Lufodo Consult.

The academy is headed by her husband and she doubles as the Director of Studies.

She solidly rallies behind the campaign for women’s liberty and empowerment as well as supporting women in their education and development.

The special day of the 59-year-old multiple award winning actress and influencer has been well celebrated by renowned personalities, families and fans across the globe.