Beyonce’s Birthday!!

The queen of pop music, Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, affectionately called Queen Bey hits 40! 

Over two decades now, the extraordinary and talented singer has been relevant in the music industry. Celebrating this milestone has called for well-wishes and praises from family, industry colleagues, and fans worldwide.

It’s been a fantastic journey in the superstar’s life. Today, marking her 40th birthday, it has been widely celebrated globally, especially among African-American young female musicians she set the pace for.  

Beyoncé has indeed been of great inspiration to many artists in the music and entertainment industry. The love showered on Beyonce today is fantastic. MTV took Beyoncé’s fans back to 2014 when she was awarded as the Video Vanguard at the VMAs as a way of celebrating her legacy on her special day. 

UN Women also took to Twitter to celebrate the screen goddess for her remarkable impact in the role of women empowerment and equality. Taylor swift media sent hearty good wishes to her and praised her for her kindness and significant influence in the music industry. 

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Several media outlets, including BET, Netflix, and Billboard, have paid tribute to the greatest of all-time entertainer. Other artists, including Billie Elish, Kehlani, Dream Girls, Essence, and a lot more, have shared in the joy of the icon. 

Her pictures and collection of her early music to her current projects and excerpts of series of her fiercely stage performances have been displayed on social media to celebrate her legendary contribution in the world of entertainment, fashion, and lifestyle. Yes! It’s been a red-letter day in the life of the music star. 

Last year, the Grammy awards winner marked her 39th birthday in a grand style with series of projects including her Lion King; The Gift album, which featured some African artists like Wizkid, Shatta Wale, Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Tekno, Yemi Alade, etc. alongside her “Black Is King” Visual album which has been well-received across the globe. 

Queen Bey was engulfed with love and gifts from her destiny child group and her family. Her mother complied with her very young age stage performances in joy as she celebrated her daughter’s feet on Instagram. 

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Beyoncé gained public recognition at a very age when she was just 9years as a leading vocalist for the R&B music group known as Destiny’s Child. Subsequently, she competed and won talent shows with her sensational singing and electrifying dancing skills. 

She released her debut album “Dangerously in Love” as a solo artist in 2003, which sold successfully and earned her awards, including five Grammys. Later she began acting and starred in a couple of movies such as Austin Powers in Goldmember, 2002, Dream Girls, Carmen: A Hip Hopera, Pink Panther, and Obsessed. Climbing to the top of her music career, she closely worked with top-notch talents like Sean Paul, her beloved Jay-Z, and Missy Elliot.

Following her debut album, dangerously in love, Beyoncé has released hits upon hits on projects such as “B’Day,” “I Am… Sasha Fierce”, “Funk,” “Beyoncé” and “Lemonade,” all released between 2006 and 2016. In 2018, she collaborated with her Jay- Z on another album dubbed Everything Is Love as the Carters.

As an internationally recognized music star and actress, Beyoncé has earned numerous awards from awards schemes like MTV Video Music Awards, Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, and Forbes. This year, Time’s Magazine mentioned her as one of the 100 women who defined the last century. 

Beyoncé is also a philanthropist who has led many humanitarian activities under the Beygood Foundation to support less privileged individuals and vulnerable communities. The foundation has helped in education by providing scholarships and grants, empowering women, disaster relief initiatives, just to mention a few.

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Nollywood Superstar Rita Dominic turns a year older, join us in wishing her an amazing birthday.

The award-winning actress was adored on her special day by her industry colleagues and followers around the world. Forever beautiful, Rita Dominic looks stunning and younger in fashionable photoshoot even in her mid 40s.

The actress and entrepreneur expressed her gratitude to God for her beautiful life and all the blessings bestowed on her. as a brand ambassador for LG, the actress in collaboration with LG decided to celebrate her birthday by giving out three lucky fans microwaves

Rita Dominic is not an exception when talking about the pioneers of Nollywood. Her originality in acting has landed her huge fan base as well as numerous honours in her possession.

Beginning her acting profession at a very young age, the actress has come a long way reaching the peak of her movie career. Alongside acting is her entrepreneurial gigs as a producer, model, and television presenter. She is a philanthropist as well.

During her secondary school days, Rita Dominic explored her talent and passion for acting where she played several roles in the school’s drama club. She furthered her education at the University of Port Harcourt to undertake a BA degree in Theatre Arts and completed in 1999. 

 

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She’s notable for roles like, a princess, wife, maltreated child, daughter of a president, romantic role among several mind-blowing movie characters. She has starred in a lot of movies.

Some of her best movies include, “A Time To Kill” which actually is her debut movie and paved way for her prominence in the eyes of the public and her most award winning movie, the Meeting and Shattered.

Subsequently, she took up some roles in movies like, Prisoner of Love, My Guy, Face of a Liar, Love You Forever, Lean on Me, Back from America, Love Temple, Love After Love, Never Too Far, More Than Gold, Love Story, Married for Money just to mention a few.

She owns her own production known as the Rita Dominic productions which has produces a lot of movies. Her unique personality has also earned her several brands promotion deals from businesses like Glo, LG and Afrexim Bank as an Intra African Trade Fair (IATF) Goodwill Ambassador.

Rita Dominic is the only actress from west Africa to have won 2012 Kenya’s Kalasha Awards for Best Actress.

The iconic actress and TV goddess has also won numerous awards including, Best of Nollywood Awards for Best Actress in Supporting role English film in 2013, Best Actress at Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards in 2014, Nigeria Entertainment Awards, Best Actress in Lead Role film in 2013 and a lot more.

 

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Mother of Tanzanian multi-award winning Bongo Flava artist Diamond Platnumz celebrates yet another milestone.

Join us in wishing this beautiful woman an amazing day! We wish Mama Dangote Gods blessings always.

Mama Dangote (Sanura Sandra Kassim)  as affectionately called by her family and friends has been widely celebrated by the fans of her child Diamond Platnumz and significant others. She was surprised with a private party organised by her children at her residence.

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Excerpt from the celebration was displayed on her official Instagram page and as beautiful and still young looking, was seen in the video happily dancing with the family whiles singing the usual happy birthday song. She showed her appreciation to her family at the comment session of the video posted.

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She said: “Thank you @hotelverde_znz for the morning surprise, that is for me this is very big especially on this special day of my birthday … Again, thank you for the cake 🎂”.

 

Not forgetting her beloved and Tanzania’s pride, Diamond Platnumz’s special birthday message to his ride or die. Opening up on the special feeling for his mom, the artiste posted a throwback picture of her mum and himself with a lovely caption.

The caption reads: “Words can’t express how much i love you mom…. thank you for the life, thank you for me 🎂❤❤@mama_dangote ❤❤ 🎂

Talking about motherly love, Mama Dangote is second to none. She’s always captured in pictures and videos hyping her children especially, the Jeje hitmaker. She has been of great inspiration to the son with her uplifting words of encouragement to her son Diamond Platnumz.

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Popular Nigerian veteran actor, writer and lawyer, Richard Mofe-Damijo also known as RMD marks his  birthday with stylish photoshoot.

The birthday which happens to be his 60th years was celebrated by family, work colleagues and netizens all over the world.

These loved ones took time off their busy periods to shower well wishes and blessings on the actor’s life as he continues to enjoy the path of life in strength and good health.

As a writer and actor, RMD celebrated himself in a brief but encouraging message to appreciate God for his life. He wrote:

“Finally! It’s dawn…And it’s my birthday…What an incredible journey…This has been Yet I won’t tire…Just super grateful…And thankful..Life like a Nollywood movie..To God be the glory!”

He also posted a video of himself dressed in his fashionable green embroidered agbada and beads necklace whiles he dances to a Nigerian traditional music. Under the video was another caption to show gratitude to God and his supports.

Born on July 06 in the 60s around the coast of delta state in Nigeria, RMD began his television career as an actor after graduating from the university. Prior to his acting career, RMD worked as a journalist, specifically reporting for former Concord Newspaper, Metro Magazine and the Guardian.

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Inspired by his early roles in the drama club, RMD continued his studies in Theatre Arts at the University of Benin and landed with a law degree at the University of Lagos in 2004.

He’s got impeccable skills in acting, writing and producing, which has earned him countless movie roles and accolades for his immense contribution in the movie industry.  

The superstar was also assigned a political role as the Special Adviser of Culture and Tourism under the administration of Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan in 2008. The following year, he was appointed the commissioner the Culture and Tourism of Delta State, Nigeria and served for a maximum of five years.

His relevance in the movie industry dates back from the late 90s playing insightful roles in movies like, Out of Bounds, Diamond Ring, The Price, Emotional Pain, Private Sin, Standing Alone, Darkest Night, Caught in the Middle, The Wedding Party, 10 Days in Sun City, just to mention a few.  

The legendary actor is also a producer and the CEO of RMD Productions with branches including, RMDtvng and RMDtheactor. His first movie produced by himself is dubbed, Out of Bounds. Other projects under his production umbrella include, Bed time with Granpa for kids, Made in Warri and several others

For about a decade now, the veteran actor has been teaching at Sunday school alongside his acting profession. The iconic actor is the founder of RMD Foundation, a charitable organisation with the aim of mentoring people to achieve their aspirations.

The legend has earned himself multiple honours such as Best Actor in a Leading Role, Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2005, Lifetime Achievement Award, Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2016, Overall Best Actor in a Leading Role in the movie, Cross Road, Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2018 among several others.

Join us in wishing this talented Superstar an awesome birthday!

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Photo Credit: Richard Mofe-Damijo

 Burna Boy is a year old today

Ace Nigerian musician known by his stage name, Burna Boy turns a year older today. Clocking 30 years today, the multiple award winning superstar has been surprised with a special birthday present from his family.

 

Burna Boy’s family displayed some decorative balloons and light that had his name and age to join him celebrate his special day. On the artiste’s Instagram story, he posted the videos of him entering his room and surprisingly saw the lovely gesture from his family who were singing a birthday song at the background as he approaches the balloons and light.

 

A week before his birthday, Burna Boy took to social media to share emotional message about how he felt as approaching his 30s in a week time. He as well celebrated his dad and wished himself better life as he looks up to him. Adding that, he’d like to celebrate a whole week in Miami for his birthday, tagging some friends along the post.

 

He said: “can’t believe I’m really turning 30 years old in a week.  My Father is Not rich at all but I pray that as this new phase of my life begins I can be even half the man that he is. I just want to be better and do better. I’m feeling emotional as fuck right now. lol. I wanna be in MIAMI on my birthday Smiling the whole week. @Diddy @Pharrell @KodakBlack1k @USMAN84kg @RickRoss @ZoeyDollaz im turning 30 in yo City! What we doing?”

 

Music lovers of Burna Boy also showered powerful well wish messages to express their love as he embarks on a new chapter and journey in his life.

 

Once again, happy birthday to Burna Boy!!

 

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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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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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.