Barack Obama Turns A Year Older

Highly revered and 44th president of the United States of America Barack Obama marks a year of celebration as he turns 60 years.

Reports indicate that, the 44th president of the US and his family is set to celebrate his birthday in a grand style at his luxurious Martha’s Vineyard estate on the island of Massachusetts.

Although the birthday falls on August 4, reports circulating is that, the power packed birthday celebration is slated for this weekend where plans have been made to contain over 400 guests including family and friends.

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Under strict Covid 19 safety protocols, the crew for the upcoming birthday party will put measures in place that will serve the purposes of the former head of state’s vaccination advocacy thereby, making sure the hundreds of invited guests who are not yet vaccinated undergo vaccination before they can partake in the get-together at the forecourt of the estate.

Also, the close source of the former Democratic leader, revealed that, people might genuinely want to send presents and gifts to the former US president on his special day but, the Obamas would prefer they channel all the gifts to the charity organisations seeking to support young boys and girls of colour including the Obama Foundation’s Global Leadership programs which seeks to empower young boys and girls, My Brother’s Keeper Alliance and Girls Opportunity Alliance.

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Michelle Obama took to her socials with this beautiful image below and message to wish her husband happy birthday

Of all of your accomplishments, I know that being a present, loving father to our girls tops them all. Thank you for never letting the weight of the world get in the way of being a wonderful husband and father. Happy 60th birthday, Barack Obama’~Michelle Obama

https://twitter.com/MichelleObama/status/1422912784136916996?s=20

 

Barack Obama  is the first African American president, he attended Columbia University, New York city in 1981 to study Political Science with minors in International Relations and English Literature. Following his graduation, he took up a 12-month job roles as a financial researcher and a writer at an American consultant firm known as the Business International Corporation. He also worked as a project coordinator with a research group at the City College of New York.

He then furthered his education with a law degree at the Harvard law school and came out as a civil rights legal practitioner, as well as a tutor for Constitutional Law at the University of Chicago Law School between 1992 and 2004. Prior to his success in 2008 as the us president, he served as the Illinois State senator from 1997 to 2004 and from 2005 till his presidential election, as the US senator.

His tenure in office as president of the United States contributed immensely to the economic, health and social development of the Americans through the various innovative laws implemented under his administration. Barack Obama’s vision did not end after the end of his presidency.

He continued to spread his vision through several developmental projects including the Obama Foundation. He is also an author for a lot of insightful books like, Dream From My Father, The Audacity Of Hope, Of Thee I Sing among several others.  The Obamas owns the production company, Higher Ground Productions which has worked on couple of documentaries featured on Netflix to inspire people.

Join us in wishing history maker Barack Obama an amazing birthday today and always

American music legend and American Idol Judge Lionel Richie is a year older today. Join us in wishing him an awesome birthday!

 

The longest serving music icon and television personality celebrated his 72nd birthday on Sunday June 20, 2021 which also happened to be Father’s Day. 

 

Whiles celebrating his father, Lionel Richie Snr. on his social media pages, he received double of the admiration from family and loved ones as a birthday celebrant and Father’s Day salutations.

 

He spent quality time with his family and was also well celebrated by fans and lovers across the globe. The children of the singer and songwriter gave him remarkable reasons to smile and feel so special by appreciating and celebrating their father with a cake made in his likeness.

 

A picture of his children happily admiring the birthday cake was displayed on the Instagram page by his youngest daughter  Sofia, with a  Father’s Day message at the comment session. Also, several pictures from the birthday celebration was posted on the daughter’s timeline to honour the musician.

 

America’s famous morning show, Good Morning America (GMA) also compiled a video that featured couple of videos of the singer’s music which included his hit song ‘all night long’ in celebrating the superstar on his special day.

Born on June 20 1949, Lionel Richie grew up in Tuskegee, Alabama in the united states of America. He started developing his passion for music in his early years whiles he was in college.

He co-founded a renowned R&B band dubbed, the Commodores where he wrote a lot of hits songs for the band. Some of the songs include, “Easy”, “Three Times a Lady”, “Still” and others in 1968.

He then introduced himself as a solo artiste around 1982 releasing his first solo album, Lionel Richie comprising of his major hit single, “Truly.” He was the co-writer of Michael Jackson’s “We are the world”.

Lionel Richie is one of the music icons in America and has been relevant in the music industry since his recognition. He’s produced a lot of hits and received several awards for his innovative flairs. He’s got in his possession, a total of ten studio albums, four live albums, seven compilation albums, and 42 singles.

He has won several Grammies alongside with other prestigious honours for his amazing contribution in the world of entertainment. Currently he serves as a judge for the singing competition platform American Idol.

Join us in celebrating this Living icon!

 

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

 

King of rap music Sarkodie is a year older today, Join  us in wishing this LEGEND an awesome birthday.

Sarkodie has been an inspiration to many people especially the young talents in the music industry.

His perseverance and resilience in the world of music influences and throws light on hard work and consistency if you want to achieve your dreams and climb the ladder of success.

Sarkodie has contributed greatly to the rise of African music internationally  and his choice of using the Ghanaian language (Twi) for his rap songs.

His enthusing rhythmic tunes and positive energy put out on stage performances has earned him huge population of die-hard fans across the world making Sarkodie a household name.

Fans who couldn’t wait on today to shower birthday blessings on the artist, began celebrating him yesterday with lovely birthday wishes.

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As an internationally recognized hip hop artiste today, Sarkodie didn’t sleep on his talent. He started rapping at a very young age.

Sarkodie rose to fame when he won the competition for his community as the Best Rapper. He gained attention from Ghanaians and also inspired rappers who were upcoming at the time to build their rapping skills through the programme.

The successful win of the rap battle paved way for features on high quality music stars’ music including Edward Nana Poku Osei popularly known by the stage name, Hammer.

After his collaboration with hammer, Sarkodie released his debut studio recording album “Makye” which featured stars like, Kwaw Kese, J-Town, Sway and Paedae of R2Bees.

Along the line, he also worked with local and international artistes including, Castro, Edem, Efya, Stonebwoy, Joey B, David, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Banky W, Burna Boy just to mention a few.

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Sarkodie can boast of eight albums including EPs and a joint album with Paul Jayso. They are, “Makye” (2009), “Rapperholic” (2012), “T.M. G” (2013) with Jayso, “Sarkology” (2014), “Highest” (2017), “Black Love” (2019), “Mary” EP (2015) and “Alpha” EP (2019).

He has released a lot of singles and hits like, Adonai, Mewu, Ilumnati, Azonto Fiesta and You Go Kill Me which was accompanied with the Azonto dance invented by Sarkodie, Lucky, Can’t Let You Go among others.

In addition to the above, he has also earned several awards for his hard work which include, 2012 BET award for Best International Act and 2019 BET hip hop award for Best International Flow, Best Rapper and Hip Hop Artist of The Year.

2016 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA), Best Hip Hop Artist 2019 for African Entertainment Awards USA, VGMA Artist of The Decade in 2019 and a lot more.