The Beninese singer, songwriter, actress and activist “Angelique Kpasseloko Hinto Hounsinou Kandjo Manta Zogbin Kidjo, popularly know as Angelique Kidjo was born on the 14th of July, 1960. She is of Nigerian descent, she was born in Ouidah, French Dehomey (now Benin). Angelique Kidjo music elements include the Afropop, jazz, Caribbean zonk, Congolese rumba gospel and Latin styles. She’s fluent in five different languages: French, Fon, Gen (Mina), Yoruba and English, She sings in all of them and also in Swahili language
Jesse Eugene Russell is an African-American inventor and IT entrepreneur known for his patented invention of the digital cellular base station and pioneer of the cell phone.
The invention of a secondary school student named Simon Petrus got Namibia’s social media abuzz for the right reasons. Simon Petrus created a mobile phone that works with radio frequencies, no sim card nor airtime credit required. Calls can be made to anyone, anywhere, without interruptions, as long as they are done in an area with radiofrequency.
Esther Mahlangu was born in 1935 on a farm outside Middleburg, in what is now the Mpumalanga province, South Africa. She was the first of nine children: six boys and three girls. Dr Esther Mahlangu is globally acclaimed for her bright and bold abstract paintings that are inspired by Ndebele design.
Identical Nigerian twins who grew up in South London became multi-millionaires by designing one of the world’s leading cryptocurrencies in their mother’s kitchen.
The cryptocurrency, Populous is now rated as the 51st most valuable cryptocurrency in the world out of about 2,000, with a market value of about £100 million.
Emmanuel Emenike has put smiles on the faces of the people of his home town. The Super Eagles striker recently built a world class hospital to help care for his people. Emenike played for top clubs in Europe including Fenerbache, Olympiakos and Spartak Moscow.
Sibulele Mene created an eCommerce platform called AmazingMall Africa. AmazingMall Africa is an online marketplace that showcases neglected South African and African brands created by innovative and high-talented entrepreneurs.
Demba Babaly Ndiath recently launched dalakjamm.com, an African based rental platform where tourists and visitors to the African continent can book, rent and buy apartments in Africa. The rental platform named DAL AK JAMM means 'Calm and Peace' in Wolof, a Senegalese language. If both words are combined it means Welcome.
Hawking programming language is a programming language that allows people to write computer code in native African languages.