“The Sky Is Not My Limit, I Have No Boundaries” – #MCM Idris Elba

Born to a Ghanaian mother and a Sierra Leonian father, Idris Elba is ashamed he hasn’t been to Sierra Leone.  “There’s a Sierra Leonean saying that you don’t walk into someone...

#WCW Nigeria’s Amina Yuguda wins BBC World News Komla Dumor award

Amina Yuguda, A journalist from north-eastern Nigeria has won the third BBC World News Komla Dumor Award. Amina Yuguda is a news presenter on local network Gotel Television, where she has reported on ...

The Nigerian Who Leads Twitter Software Engineering Department: Meet Boluwatife Aiki-Raji

Twitter recently hired a young, brilliant, Nigerian, Boluwatife Aiki-Raji as lead Software Engineer immediately after his graduation from Howard University. Before attending Howard University, Bolu Ai...

“I Almost Ran Away From The Police Academy”- Lagos State Police PRO, SP Dolapo Badmus

“I Almost Ran Away From The Police Academy”- Lagos State Police PRO, SP Dolapo Badmus I was actually influenced by my uncle. He wanted to be a police officer. He graduated in 1984, sought ...

God Knew I Needed My Past Experiences To Be Able to Deal With My Present Success” -Ramsey Nouah

God Knew I Needed My Past Experiences To Be Able to Deal With My Present Success” -Ramsey Nouah Growing up with my mother was like any other single parent home. My mother is a very strong woman ...

“Avoid Negativity and Self Pity. No One is Interested in That!”- Disbaled and Thriving, Sebenzile Matsebula, Executive Director Motswako Office Solutions

“Avoid Negativity and Self Pity. No One is Interested in That!”- Sebenzile Matsebula, Founder and Executive Director Motswako Office Solutions I contracted polio at ten months of age in th...

Doing Business Deliberately: Michael Ade-Ojo, Owner of Elizade Motors

Doing Business Deliberately: Michael Ade-Ojo, Owner of Elizade Motors. Born to a poor family in the western part of Nigeria; at a very young age, Micheal became a street hawker selling matchsticks, ch...

‘I Went From being a War Orphan to a Ballerina”-Sierra Leonean-American Michaela DePrince

‘I Went From being a War Orphan to a Ballerina”-Sierra Leonean-American Michaela DePrince “My uncle took me to the orphanage after my father was shot and my mother starved to death. He knew ...

“I Worked Hard and Prepared Myself For The Success That Would Come”- WizKid

“I Worked Hard and Prepared Myself For The Success That Would Come”- WizKid I need people to know that I didn’t just get things for free. Nobody gave me anything, my parents gave me noth...

“Being Educated and Being Intelligent are Two Different Things”- Djimon Hounsou, The First African Nominated for An Oscar

“We were not a rich African family. Everything was very basic. If you knew the way I lived then, and the way I’m living now…it’s day and night”- Djimon Hounsou   Djimon Hounsou grew...

“I am Going To Try to Have it All” Celine Dion

“I am Going To Try to Have it All” Celine Dion I started singing when I was 5 years old. My family was very musically inclined and my parents had a small piano bar where they performed…b...

Teen Entrepreneur, Leanna Archer Turns Great-Grandmother’s Hair Recipe into a Six-Figure Business

LEANNA ARCHER was just nine-years-old when she began using her Haitian great-grandmother’s recipe to sell homemade hair care products. Today, the 17-year-old is the CEO of a six-figure business, Lea...

“Branding is Everything”- Elizabeth Solaru, One of The Most Highly Sought After Luxury Cake Makers in The UK

My name is Elizabeth Solaru, and I bake! I’m living my dream. Becoming the only three-time winner of Wedding TV’s The Great Cake Bake. Going up against some of the best cake makers in the UK and c...

Chimamanda Adichie Is The First Nigerian To Receive The Mary McCarthy Award In New York

Nigerian author and feminist Chimamanda Adichie has been awarded the revered Mary McCarthy Award for her work as a writer and prominent public awareness on social issues She became the first Nigerian ...

“I Recently, Sold One of My Paintings for $3.1 Million”-Late Dora Akunyili’s daughter, Njideka Akunyili Crosby

My name is Njideka Akunyili Crosby, I am an Artist. My mum’s legacy intimidates me, you know. Everyone knows the story of how she got appointed to her role at NAFDAC…but while it intimidates me, I...

She’s 18, Nigerian, A College Graduate and Already Has Plans For Her Doctorate Degree- Meet Nkechinyere Chidi-Ogbolu

Meet Nkechinyere Chidi-Ogbolu “My name is Nkechinyere Chidi-Ogbolu and I am 18 years old. I recently graduated magna cum laude from Howard University with a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engin...

Diamond in The Rough: The Inspiring Story of A Paper Recycler

Diamond in The Rough: The Inspiring Story of A Paper Recycler “My name is Babatunde Peter. I am a graduate of Osun state polytechnic. I worked with skye bank for 2 years as a contract staff befo...

“My Dad Once Said Wrestling Was ‘The Biggest Mistake I’ll ever make.'”-Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

My name is Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. I started training hard at 14yrs old. Not for fame or competition, but because we were evicted from our small apartment in Hawaii. I really hated that...

“I Hawked Pepper On The Streets of Ibadan From Age 10”- Dr. Adeola Olubamiji, First Black PHD Holder In BioMedical Engineering

My name is Dr. Adeola D. Olubamiji and I’m the first black PhD holder in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada As the 5th child of 5, I always had to wait for...