LADI DELANO: NIGERIA’S YOUNGEST MILLIONAIRE

The jet-setting Nigerian serial entrepreneur made his first millions as a liquor entrepreneur while living in China. In 2004, at age 22, he founded Solidarnosc Asia, a Chinese alcoholic beverage company that made Solid XS, a premium brand of vodka. Solid XS went on to achieve over 50% market share in China and was distributed…

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Bruce Baruch Mayrock (6 May 1949 – 30 May 1969)

Bruce Baruch Mayrock (6 May 1949 – 30 May 1969) from Old Westbury, New York was a student at Columbia University who set himself ablaze at the premises of the United Nations Headquarters in New York on 29 May 1969, to protest genocide against the nation and people of Biafra in the Nigerian Civil War.…

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JAMES CHURCHILL VAUGHAN 30TH MAY 1893-1937

Vaughan was born in Lagos on 30 May 1893, the son of James Wilson Vaughan. His father was a prosperous Lagos merchant. He was among the first set of scholars at King’s College, Lagos when it was founded in 1909. Vaughan and Isaac Ladipo Oluwole were the two first Nigerian students at the University of…

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Prince Nico Mbarga (1 January 1950 – 24 June 1997)

Prince Nico Mbarga (1 January 1950 – 24 June 1997) was a highlife musician, born to a Nigerian mother and a Cameroonian father in Abakaliki, Nigeria. He is renowned for his hit song “Sweet Mother”, recorded with his band Rocafil Jazz. He played the xylophone, conga, drums, and electric guitar in school bands and he…

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