Category: Spotlight

Kayode Adeniji: We Need Sincere Men in Positions of Power

Our man of the moment for this issue is Kayode Adeniji, a legal practitioner and dispute resolution expert, with an assignment to raise and help the endangered species of sincere leaders around the world. He is the author of Righteous Man in Power, a compendium of revelations and practical steps to be applied by any group of people or individuals, who desire a complete reformation in their nations, especially in Africa. He spoke with Valour Digest on issues ranging from his personal values to politics and governance. Excerpts: Tell us a little about yourself I grew up in Agege,...

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Entertainment Profile: Phyno

His birth name is Chibuzo Azubuike Nelson but today he is popularly known as Phyno; Nigerian rapper, singer and record producer. He is well known for his performing his songs in his native language, Igbo. Phyno is regarded as the “Man of the Year” after a song he released early in his career. Phyno’s Early Life Phyno is from the South-Eastern State of Anambra but was born and bred in Enugu on the 9th of October 1986. He is the fourth child of five children. His stage name was given to him by his friend, Emeka which means Phenomenal....

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Entertainment Profile: Jamie Foxx

Eric Morlon Bishop (born December 13, 1967), known professionally by his stage name Jamie Foxx, is an American actor, singer, songwriter, record producer and comedian. Eric Marlon Bishop was born in Terrell, Texas on December 13, 1967. He is the son of Darrell Bishop (renamed Shahid Abdula following his conversion to Islam), who sometimes worked as a stockbroker, and Louise Annette Talley Dixon. After his parents’ marriage dissolved, Foxx was adopted by his maternal grandparents when he was less than a year old. He has had little contact with his birth parents, who were not part of his upbringing....

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Today In History (March,8)

YEAR DAY EVENT 1706 Mar 8 Vienna’s Wiener Stadtbank was established. 1722 Mar 8 Afghan monarch Mir Mahmud occupied Persia. 1813 Mar 8 The 1st concert of Royal Philharmonic. 1861 Mar 8 St. Augustine, Florida, surrendered to Union armies. 1884 Mar 8 The 1st performance of Edward MacDowell’s 2nd Piano suite. 1905 Mar 8 The peasant revolt in Russia was reported to be spreading to Georgia. 1909 Mar 8 Hinton Rowan Helper (b.1829) of North Carolina, writer and former US consul in Buenos Aires (1861-1866), blocked the door of his Washington, DC., rooming house, turned on the gas and...

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Entertainment Profile: Denzel Washington

  Born Denzel Hayes Washington on December 28, 1954, in Mount Vernon, New York. Washington is considered one of the most engaging leading men of our time. He is the son of a Pentecostal minister and a beauty shop owner and has two siblings. Washington first took the stage around the age of 7 or 8, appearing in a talent show at his local Boys & Girls Club. The club provided him with a safe place to be and to help keep him out of trouble. When he was 14, his parents’ marriage broke down and he and his...

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