Quinton Fortune: (21 May 1977). South African footballer. Clubs: Manchester United, Atletico Madrid, Bolton Wanderers etc. Played in the 1998 and 2002 World Cups. Most recent club: Doncaster Rovers. Worked as a model for an anti-domestic violence group called ‘Tender’ as part of their “Don’t Kick Off campaign” during the 2010 World Cup to stop men from using football as an excuse for violence against women.
King Mohammed VI (King of Morocco). Born, 21 August 1963. Became King in July 1999. He & his family have stock in the ONA Group, a Holding investment in several areas of activities (mining, food processing, retail & financial services, etc) giving the Royal Family one of the largest fortunes in the world. Forbes estimates the King to be worth $2 billion. His palace’s daily operating budget is reported to be $960,000.
André Morgan Rami Ayew (born 17 Dec 1989) is a French-born Ghanaian football player who currently plays for Olympique de Marseille. He is often referred to simply as Dédé. He is the second-born son of 3 time African Footballer of the Year award winner and FIFA 100 member Abedi Pele. At youth level, he starred for the under-20 team that won both the 2009 African Youth Championship and the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup. He also played in the 2010 World cup.
Fally Ipupa Nsimba (Nicknamed Di Caprio). Born 14 Dec 1977 in Kinshasa is a Congolese singer and dancer. He began his musical career while still a student in various small groups in Kinshasa in the early 1990s.
Imane Ayissi (Cameroon. Stylist/model/dancer & Fashion Designer). As a model, he ran the runway for Pierre Cardin, Christian Dior, Gian Franco Ferré, Yves Saint-Laurent, F Smalto, Lanvin etc and sportswear brands like Oakley, Lacoste, Levis, Modal, Iguana Surf Challenge etc. Today he is more known as the best Cameroonian designer in France and around the world. He resides in Paris.
Djimon Hounsou, born April 24, 1964 is a Beninese-American actor and model born in Cotounou, Benin. As an actor, Djimon has been nominated for two Academy Awards. He emigrated to Lyon, France at the age of 13 with his brother, Edmond. In 1987 he became a model and established a career in Paris. He moved to the U.S in 1990. His film debut was in the 1990 in Sandra Bernhard film Without You I’m Nothing. He is most noted for the movie “Blood Diamonds” among others.
Innocent Ujah Idibia known as Tuface Idibia is a Nigerian hip hop musician and songwriter. He was a member of the defunct R&B/hip hop group Plantashun Boyz. He has won numerous awards including: MTV Europe Awards 2005 – Best African Act; World Music Awards 2008 – Best Nigerian Act; MTV Africa Music Awards 2009 – Best R&B etc
King Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru IV (the Omukama of Toro kingdom) of Uganda is Africa’s youngest King. King Oyo makes our list as not only handsome but as the “coolest” and most elegant King in Africa at the moment.
Stomy Bugsy is a French rapper & actor. His real names are Gilles Duarte born May 21, 1972 in Paris to Cape Verdean parents. His nickname is a mixture of famous American gangster Bugsy Siegel and the 1st rap label Tommy Record. He acted in the movies: Ma 6-T Va Crack-Er (1997), 3 zéros in 2001, Le Boulet in 2002, Gomez and Tavares in 2003, Nèg maron in 2005 & in the television series Anna Meyer in 2006.
Gnégnéri Yaya Touré (born 13 May 1983 in Sekoura Bouaké) is an Ivorian footballer who currently plays for Manchester City. He is a defensive midfielder renowned for coupling physical power with great technique. He was the first player from Côte d’Ivoire to play for Barcelona. He has more than 53 caps for Côte d’Ivoire, representing the team in the 2006 & 2010 World Cup. He is the younger brother of teammate Kolo Touré. They both play for Côte d’Ivoire and Manchester City at present.
Idris Elba born 6 Sept. 1972. Father: Sierra Leonean, Mother: Ghanaian. He is a British television, theatre, and film actor who has starred in both British and American productions. He grew up in East London. On TV he played in Ultraviolet and The Inspector Lynley Mysteries. He also played Russell “Stringer” Bell, a drug dealer who aspired to become a high powered businessman in HBO’s The Wire.
Don Kikas, born Emílio Camilo de Carvalho, is an Angolan singer from the city of Sumbe, southern Angola.In his early days as a child his parents moved to Brazil where he started showing interest in music and dreaming of becoming a singer. At the age of 8, he was assisted by his mum in writing his first song. He won a few singing contests which encouraged his passion for singing.
Luc Richard Mbah a Moute (born September 9, 1986 in Yaoundé, Cameroon) is a Cameroonian professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Mbah a Mouté is a prince in his native village of Bia Messe (near Yaounde, Cameroon), as he is a son of the elected village chief, Camille Mouté à Bidias.
Gossaye Tesfaye. Born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on April, 1975. He grew up in a place called “Merkato”, labeled “the largest open market in Africa”. His singing career started in high school. He later joined a music and theater group, called “Mestawet”, where he built up his career along with other Ethiopian vocalists of his age from 1992-93. After 3 music albums, Gossaye is now one of the most reputed young Ethiopian male vocalists in Ethiopia.
David Agbodji (Togolese Male Model). 22-year old David Agbodji was born in France to Togolese parents. David opened and closed the Calvin Klein Spring Summer 2010 show in Milan, Italy. He is also a gifted photographer. As a result, his fashion skill set is far more sophisticated than the average issue model.
Opening and closing the Calvin Klein Spring Summer 2010 show in Milan symbolizes a great achievement for any male African model so far. The sky is seemingly the limit for the young Togolese/French model.