Category: Celeb Profiles

Manute Bol Died Way Before His Dream Came True

Manute Bol Died Way Before His Dream Came True

“I want my country to be like the United States Someday”. “This is my dream”…. Manute bol Manute Bol was one of Sudan’s greatest philanthropists who died way before his dream of seeing a very developed and peaceful Sudan come to fruition. His confession and hope of one day seeing a peaceful and successful Sudan […]

The Man who Mends Hearts…Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng

The Man who Mends Hearts…Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng

Prof. Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, the first black African (Sub-Saharan Africa) to perform a heart transplant is certainly an African celebrity worth writing about. Frimpong-Boateng was born to two farmers in Ghana, in the year 1950. His father, Kofi Frimpong died from chest injuries he sustained from a car accident before his birth. Frimpong-Boateng had his secondary […]

Africa’s Most Influential Human

Africa’s Most Influential Human

Nelson Mandela has been the greatest symbol of freedom to not only the African people, but to the rest of the world. It will be more fitting to say that Mandela has become the conscience of the world. The word ‘role model’ has been loosely used to describe many on screen Hollywood actors and world […]

Georges Collinet (a.k.a Maxi Voom Voom)

Known to his fans as “Maxi Voom Voom”, Georges’ french and english language music programs on the Voice of America (VOA) have attracted millions of listeners. Georges also hosts a television show connecting leading public policy and cultural figures around the continent. Throughout his career, Georges has played a key role in connecting the U.S, […]

Nneka: “Germany Gave me the Platform to Africanize Myself” -Nigerian born singer-songwriter Nneka

Nneka: “Germany Gave me the Platform to Africanize Myself” -Nigerian born singer-songwriter Nneka

By Larry Bate Takang (Editor-in-Chief, African Celebrities Magazine), editor@african-celebrities.com “Germany educated me a lot about being Nigerian”. “I never knew about our politics”. “I became more aware of Nigeria when I stepped out of Nigeria”. “I was not aware of issues like corruption, and oil exploration” These are declarations made by Nigerian born singer and […]

Georges Collinet (a.k.a Maxi Voom Voom)

The Cameroonian born charismatic broadcast sensation and music enthusiast GEORGES COLLINET, born in Cameroon, is one of the bestknown and bestloved broadcasters on the African continent. Known to his fans as “Maxi Voom Voom”, Georges’ french and english language music programs on the Voice of America (VOA) have attracted millions of listeners. Georges also hosts […]

Dr. Mo Ibrahim: …Africa’s Most Influential Person

Dr. Mo Ibrahim: …Africa’s Most Influential Person

Of all the millionaires and billionaires in Africa and beyond, absolutely no one has been more bold, selfless, determined, passionate and practical in trying to help Africa by influencing what millions agree has been Africa’s No.1 stumbling block to development and progress…dictatorships and bad governments, like Dr. Mo Ibrahim. When talk has not helped, cries […]

Profile: Danny Jordaan…the Man who Prepared Africa

Profile: Danny Jordaan…the Man who Prepared Africa

His Greatest prize: The very successful organization of the first ever FIFA World Cup tournament in Africa (South Africa 2010). Daniel Alexander “Danny” Jordaan was the FIFA World Cup 2010 Chief Organizer. He was born on September 3, 1951 in Port Elizabeth, on the southeast coast of South Africa to Maxine and Alexandre Jordaan. He […]

Restaurateur Mourad Mazouz…from borrowed money to great success

Restaurateur Mourad Mazouz…from borrowed money to great success

“Never think about money…never think about success… just do”… Restaurateur to the stars…Algerian born Mourad Mazouz Speaking on the African Voices on CNN last year, Mourad Marouz took a flashback at the days when he struggled to become a restaurateur. How just armed with determination and the desire for hard work he struggled to pursue his […]