Barrington Irving Jr. barrington-irving. Meet Barrington Irving Jr. In 2007  he became the youngest person to ever pilot a plane around the world solo.

He is also the first Black person and first Jamaican to accomplish this feat. His airplane, a Cessna 400, is named the “Inspiration.”

The Jamaican aviator, based in Miami, was 23 years old when he flew around the world alone in 97 days, approximately 145 Flight hours, almost 30 miles over 300,000 students following him and blogging him…

On Saturday, May 31. Captain Irving spoke to the students of Lancaster ISD about his journey to becoming the youngest person to fly around the world and the importance of a ATEM education…. To help launch the summer experience, students, parents and community supporters will have the chance to meet the world renown, Guinness Book World Record holder, Captain Irving.

What an inspiration! Click here for more.

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Esther-MbabaziEsther Mbabazi is the first female pilot in the country of Rwanda and getting international attention for her achievements. The most remarkable aspect of Esther’s story is the fact that at the age of 8 her father was killed in a plane crash. One would assume that such a tragic occurrence would have dissuaded her from pursuing aviation; on the contrary, Esther used it to fuel her aspirations of becoming a pilot. She is fluent in five languages. Esther attributes her rise in the ranks to passion, hard work and perseverance.

Youngest commercial pilot in Zambia Kalenga Kamwendo has won The Peer Rising Star Award in New York….

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Kalenga was just 19 years old when he became Zambia’s youngest pilot. In an exclusive interview African celebs, Kalenga Kamwendo told us about how it all started and some amazing events that he has coming up.

African celebs: Please introduce yourself?

KK: My name is Kalenga Kamwendo, I’m a 22 year old Zambian youth. I’m a commercial pilot working with Proflight Zambia on the British aerospace jetstream 3200 series.

African celebs: Where are you from and why did you start?

KK: I started because of passion; that should always be the driving force that encourages determination.

I never even knew that being the youngest commercial pilot of a certain country would be something that would be celebrated, but they say you’d be surprised how lucky you get when you work hard.

African celebs: What are your future goals and where do you see yourself in 5 and 10 years time?

KK: So there’s two spheres to where I want to be in the future, there’s the flying ambitions and there’s the non-flying ambitions.

Flying wise I definitely see myself being a captain in 5 years, 10 at the most, God willing of course. Non flying-wise I wish to have started my own foundation aimed for those who are less privileged in the society and show them that there is a way to success regardless of how high the ladder you have to climb.

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African celebs: Who inspires you most ?

KK: I draw inspiration from each and every person who wakes up every day with a purpose and drive.

African celebs: What is your motivation?

KK: My motivation is to ensure that when God calls time on my life, that I would have left footprints that will be embedded in the beach and not blown away by the sea.

African celebs: Describe Kalenga in 3 words?

KK: Ground breaking tyrant.

African celebs: Where can we/people find you (social media/website)?

KK: People can get in touch with me on my

Facebook page: Kalenga Kamwendo 

Twitter: @kalengakamwendo

Instagram: Kalenga Kamwendo

Snapchat: @lyarist101 (don’t ask)

Catch Kalenga at the Mwape Peer Awards in New York, USA on the 24th September 2016. Also, Nairobi, I’m planning a little something special for you next month.

Such an inspiration, especially to the youth! Well done!

Credit: Kalenga Kamwendo

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Prince Harry Turns A Year Older Today! Join us in wishing him a very happy birthday.

Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, marks his 37th birthday today. It’s been such great news with overwhelming support and love from loved ones and family worldwide.

The Prince’s impact on society has been well celebrated on his special day, and well-wishers anticipate boundless social impacts on the world for as long as he lives. Indeed, the Prince has had a spectacular eventful year from the beginning of 2021 until his 37th birthday celebration, which is worth celebrating.

Let’s take a look at some of the series of heart-warming messages and memorable activities captured on the internet in honor of his birthday.

Despite leaving royal responsibilities, the royal family took the world through series of events in the life of the Prince  to celebrate his amazing personality. The footage showed the Prince’s first day on earth, where he was born, and his date of birth.

This was followed with exciting moments like his wedding day among other royal events he participated in before to his recent years, withdrawing from official royal duties, welcoming his second child, Princess Diana’s monument unveiling, attending Prince Philip’s funeral, and settling in us where he’s been working and changing a lot of life through their Archwell Foundation.

Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton also took to twitter to wish the Duke of Sussex Happy Birthday

 

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As part of the birthday celebration, the Sussex community event posted on Twitter the Sussex squad fundraising campaign to mark Prince Harry’s 37th birthday. The tread showed 37 processes that people do in making a difference by contributing to social problems and making financial donations to the Sentebale Charity Organisation founded by Prince Harry and Prince Seesio of Lesotho.

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The tread was captioned “A Sussex Squad Sentebale Fundraiser to Celebrate #PrinceHarryAt37 & #37waystoMakeaDifference.”

Just like his late mother Princess Diana,  Prince Harry is very passionate about humanitarian work. 

Right after completing college, he started working. He traveled to Argentina, Australia, and Lesotho, where he worked on a cattle station and an orphanage. He served in the military for almost a decade with his active stations in Afghanistan as a helicopter pilot. He later joined the British Military Academy.

He founded the Invictus Games, which seeks to involve the injured, sick veterans, and service people in sports competitions after co-founding Sentebale children’s charitable organization in Lesotho.

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As a humanitarian, mental wellness advocate, and environmentalist, Prince Harry has helped in a lot of social intervention programs and contributed immensely to social and human development. he is the founder of Travalyst, co-founder of Archwell Foundation, President of African Parks, Chief Impact Officer at Better Up Inc. and a board member of Aspen Commission of Information Disorder.

Prince Harry and Meghan tied the knot in 2018.The couple are proud parents of two adorable children. Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, a big brother to Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.

 

Report reaching the world today is that former President Jerry John Rawlings is dead.

According to reports, former president Rawlings’ sudden death occurred early hours of today, November 12, 2020 at the Korle-Bu Teaching hospital in Accra- Ghana.

Sources that disclosed the news also stated that the former president died of suspected Covid 19 and was on admission at the Korle-Bu teaching hospital for treatment but unfortunately, he passed.

The news has gotten the country into a state of shock today. The last time Rawlings was spotted in public was in late October during the burial ceremony of his mother who died at the age of 101. He was 73 years.

Various national leaders from across the globe have joined Ghanaians and the family of the deceased to pay their last respect to the ex-president of Ghana.

President Nana Akuffo Addo has expressed his deepest condolence in a statement release to the family and the country at large.

Liberian president Gearge Weah also poured out a tribute in honour of ex-president J.J. Rawlings and Nigerian president Nigeria also shared his condolences to the bereaved family and to Ghanaians.

 

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Former military leader and politician Rawlings was born in June 22, 1947 in Accra, Ghana. He attended Achimota College and from there, he was enrolled in a military academy all in Accra, Ghana.

He then joined the Ghana Air Force in the late 1960s where he was transferred to the western region of Ghana to continue his education.

Following his graduation, he was assigned the position of a Pilot Officer and achieved the rank of rank of Flight Lieutenant in April 1978.

In 1979, the head of military Junta Rawlings and his military officers staged a coup on may 15, 1979 against the then incumbent government led by General Fred Akuffo five weeks prior to a democratic election but he failed and was arrested.

He then founded the Armed Forces Revolutionary Council (AFRC) which comprised of 15 junior officers including him and ruled for 112 days.

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Rawlings arranged the execution of eight military officer by firing squad including Ignatius Kutu Acheampong, General  Akuffo and Afrifa claiming their government was corrupt and caused the deterioration of the country’s progress.

He later handed over peacefully to president Hilla Liman who was the leader of People’s National Party (PNP) in September 1979. In December 31 1981

Rawlings overthrown Hila Liman accusing him of economic hardship and took back power as the Chairman of the Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC).

Mrs. Cecilia Koranteng-Addow, Justices Frederick Poku-Sarkodie and Kwadwo Agyei Agyepong were amongst the victims arrested and brutally murdered.

Eleven years later, ex-president Rawlings resigned from the military and established the National Democratic Congress.

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Rawlings later served two presidential terms in Ghana

One thing is for sure history will forever remember J.J. Rawlings because of the part he played in Ghana’s history.

Ghanaians have divided opinion about Rawlings. Some Ghanaians see him as a hero to the family members he brutally murdered during his bloody coups the scars are a constant reminder.

Are you a Ghanaian? Who was JJ Rawlings to you a hero or villain and why? Drop your comments below

Ex-president Rawlings left behind wife, Nana Konadu Agyeman and four children, Zanetor Rawlings, Amina Rawlings, Yaa Asantewaa Rawlings and Kimathi Rawlings

 

Nollywood Superstar, Amnesty International Activist, founder of Omotola Youth Empowerment Programme, Model, Singer and Director Omotola Jalade Ekeinde aka Omosexy”  turns a older today!  Join African Celebs in wishing this phenomenal woman Omosexy  a wonderful birthday, more Success, Happiness and Good Health!

Even though Omotola first starred  in the movie “Venom of Justice” in 1995, it was the film “Mortal Inheritance” that made her an instant hit!… Since then she has appeared in more than 300 movies…

Omotola Jalade Ekeinde,MFR

 

 

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Named by TIME magazine as “100 most influential people in the world”….

Omotola is definitely making history around the world. The stunning and gorgeous actress, who is currently celebrating over 20 years in the movie industry.

She has been listed among Yahoo’s  ‘The Highest-Grossing Movie Stars you’ve Probably Never Heard of’ List.

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Omotola’s husband Capt. Matthew Ekeinde is a pilot, the couple have four great kids!

Thank you for impacting Africa’s image positively! We are very proud of you Omosexy! Keep up the good work!

Credit: Omotola Jalade Ekeinde 

 

FBF- Inspirational Stories: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela,

Meet Dr Tor Uja, the executive secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC) and his wife Berry, They couple have been married for over 35 year and have 5 beautiful daughters:Nguemo, Wanter, Nguter, Nguuma, and Ushakuma All of them are qualified lawyers. History Makers!

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Join us in wishing this Nigerian family HUGE congrats and God’s blessings. Well done Dr Tor Uja and his wife Berry and daughters. You are such an inspiration! 

We hope this story will change the views of all those who prefer male children to females…some men want male children to carry their name…. diverse people diverse culture. Whatever the reason All children are a gift of the LORD

This family is such an inspiration to the world especially the youth!

Do you have a story that will inspire others? Please send full details to support@africancelebs.com Thank you!

 

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Photo credit/source: Nigeria News/ Goutilcious/Jonah Ajigo of Bookmatrix Photography/Ncpc.gov.ng

Thank you for such an amazing capture!

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Ghana is one of the countries that believe in her youth. They actively support the quote that says,

“youths are the leaders of tomorrow.”

As a result, the GYD annually celebrates her youth in an eventful ceremony tagged “Ghana Youth Day.”

Some of the topics discussed this year, is in response to the outburst of knife and gun crimes amongst the youth, stemming from the sad loss of lives and the tearing apart of families and communities.

Role models and key influencers were on board to engage the youth through mentoring sessions, careers advice and workshops.

The 2019 edition of the rehabilitating event took place in London at the popular Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Town Hall Approach Road on 7th of September 2019.

It ushered in an exciting seminar, titled “Our Youth, Our Society, Our Future,” to further enlighten African youths on the right step towards building an outstanding future.

 

In addition to the above,  the day was also graced with entertaining cultural displays with some artists performing live.

 

Ghana Youth Day, sets a standard on what every youth must do to inherit the right legacies being set by their ancestors.

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In other words, choosing what is right over wrong. Not bowing to negative peer pressure..

All needed now is the support of the Black Minority Ethnic (BME) communities as a whole to guarantee the efficient impact of this event.

In no particular order: The speakers for the GYD includes: Eddie Kadi – Entertainer & Presenter

Priscilla Baffour – Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Financial Times,

 

 

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Shaun Bailey, Conservative Candidate for Mayor of London

Pastor Ernest Owusu – Motivational Speaker & Pilot

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Afua Adom – Media Personality.

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Yvonne Abba-Opoku Acis – Director of Heartfelt Philanthropy Network

Laurelle Brown – Youth violence and sexual exploitation trainer and consultant

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CEO/Director of Uncle John’s Bakery Samuel Mensah 

 

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Louise Broni-Mensah, CEO of Shoobs.com

Pastor David Ajaye – CEO of Coded 57

Larry & Harry – Singing and Dancing Duo

Mists Silva – Musician

Divine Ampofo –  Entrepreneur, Youth Mentor, Public Speaker
Harm Kay – Presenter & Entertainer
Simply Andy – Comedian
DJ Zel – Radio Presenter & DJ, 
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Many have been inspired by GYD, through the cultural and moral values it showcases,  here is still more to be done. 

Today, the Ghana Youth Day event is one of the events committed to reforming African youths at home and in diaspora.

Therefore, we need more events such as GYD.

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In Conclusion, Society can be safe for everyone if the youths are taking away from the street and taught in the right way as against the use of violence and other criminal involvements that could ruin their future.

We hope the youths will keep attending such inspiration events!

The event is supported by the Ghana High Commission UK and proudly sponsored by Tullow Oil Plc

Credit: Miss Ghana UK/Ghana Youth Day

The 2019 Ghana Youth Day will be on Saturday, 7 September 2019

 

 Eddie Kadi - Entertainer & Presenter
Eddie Kadi – Entertainer & Presenter – Speaker @ Ghana Youth Day 2019 

 

Time: 10:00 – 17:00 BST

Venue: Bernie Grant Arts Centre

Town Hall Approach Road

London

N15 4RX

Priscilla Baffour - Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Financial Times - Speaker @ Ghana Youth Day 2019 
Priscilla Baffour – Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Financial Times – Speaker @ Ghana Youth Day 2019

 

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Speaker: Louise Broni-Mensah, CEO of Shoobs.com – Ghana Youth Day 2019

 

The theme for the event is ‘Our Youth, Our Society, Our Future.’

 

Special Guest- DAVID LAMMY - MP for Tottenham
Special Guest- David Lammy – MP for Tottenham – Ghana Youth Day 2019

 

Speaker Alert ✨ Laurelle Brown - Youth violence and sexual exploitation trainer and consultant .
Laurelle Brown – Youth violence and sexual exploitation trainer and consultant  – Speaker: Ghana Youth Day 2019

 

Shaun Bailey, Conservative Candidate for Mayor of London
Shaun Bailey, Conservative Candidate for Mayor of London Speaker: Ghana Youth Day 2019

 

Yvonne Abba-Opoku Acis - Director of Heartfelt Philanthropy Network
Yvonne Abba-Opoku Acis – Director of Heartfelt Philanthropy Network – Speaker – Ghana Youth Day

 

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Afua Adom – Media Personality – Speaker: Ghana Youth Day 2019

 

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Pastor Ernest Owusu - Motivational Speaker & Pilot
Pastor Ernest Owusu – Motivational Speaker & Pilot Speaker- Ghana Youth Day

 

 

Samuel Mensah - CEO of Uncle John’s Bakery .
Samuel Mensah – CEO of Uncle John’s Bakery Speaker: Ghana Youth Day

 

 

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Mika Abraham Ofori-Atta – Lifestyle editor, Glam Africa Magazine Speaker -Ghana Youth Day

 

Some of the issues that will be addressed includes: the rise of gun and knife crimes amongst the youth, resulting in the sad losses of life and the tearing apart of families and communities…

 

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There will also be entertainment in the form of cultural displays and performances by leading UK urban artistes.

In addition, there will be several key positive role models of Ghanaian descent who are considered ‘Achievers’ within our community to speak to and share experiences with the youth~ GYD

Ghana Youth Day 2019 Career Seminar.

Other speakers include: Simply Andy – Comedian,

Harm Kay – Presenter & Entertainer

Pastor David Ajaye – CEO of Coded 57

Larry & Harry – Singing and Dancing Duo

Mists Silva – Musician,  

 DJ Zel – Radio Presenter & DJ, 

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Hopefully those who will be attending will also educate their other peers who were not able to attend. 

Ghana Youth Day will be packed with personal inspirational stories.

The event is supported by the Ghana High Commission UK and proudly sponsored by Tullow Oil Plc

Credit: Miss Ghana UK/Ghana Youth Day