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Interesting people from Africa

 

Africa is full of heroes who have made significant achievements and a huge impact not just in their countries or on the continent, but on the rest of the world. Find out who some of them are right here or add your entry.

Nigerian Star, Kanu, speaks about African Victory at 2010

Africa’s most decorated football star, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and founder of the Kanu Heart Foudation, Nigerian born Nwanko Kanu, shares his opinion on how an African country can win victory at 2010. Kanu speaks about his own journey to international fame and how other young Africans can reach the same success.

According to Kanu, “…the good thing with Africa is that whenever any country is playing, the other countries are supporting it, which is very very massive and very very good for the continent. So right now, this I believe, this is the time we can really make an impact in the World Cup. When I say an impact, either winning the World Cup or being in the finals.”

For an insight into the future of African football and to hear more from this football legend, watch Kanu on CNN’s African Voices on Saturday the 6th of June at 13h30 and again at 20h30.
http://edition.cnn.com/CNNI/Programs/africanvoices/

Or learn more about his heart foundation and how you can help at
http://www.kanuheartfoundationng.com/

 

George Lilanga (Tanzania)

George Lilanga was born in Northern Mozambique (probably 1934) and passed away in June 2005. He lived in Dar es Salaam/Tanzania and belongs to the most important contemporary African artists. His works are established in the spirit world of the Makonde tribe and standing out due to an own, unmistakable style. Lilanga can be regarded as a universal artist. He is sculptor and painter. His work covers sculptures, paintings, drawings, etchings, batiks and metal work. By a number of expositions Lilangas works have become known to the art lovers and collectors in Europe, America and Asia.

Authentic works of the artist can be seen here:
www.lilanga.info
www.flickr.com/photos/21416772@N03
www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=1858&id=1344502391&l=ed1d83d5fc

 

George Weah

George Weah is a former football player and an ex-presidential candidate in Liberia. He was named African Footballer of the year, European Footballer of the year and FIFA World Player of the year all in the year of 1995. He is regarded as one of the greatest African footballers of all time.

   

Makhaya Ntini

Makhaya Ntini is the Right arm Fast-Medium Bowler for the South African Cricket team. This 30 year old man was the first black man to play cricket in South Africa in 1998, and also he also became the first South African Bowler to take 10 wickets in a Test match. He is currently ranked 2nd on the ICC World Bowlers' ranking (2007). He escalated in popularity and was voted most popular sportsperson in South Africa by the BMI 2005 Sportrack study. Ntini, a product of the United Cricket Board's development programme, was the leading wicket taker with 14 wickets in the NatWest One Day International series in England. To date he has played over 50 games and has won numerous awards. Source:http:// www.whoswhosa.co.za

 

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Nigeria's Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 29, won Britain's Orange Prize for fiction by women, becoming the first African to take the award in its 12-year history. She is also the youngest author to have won the prize, was awarded for novel "Half of a Yellow Sun," set during the Nigeria-Biafra conflict of the 1960s.

   
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