Known as the Queen of Soul Music, Aretha Franklin, ’ was a singer, song writer, civil rights activist, actress and pianist. She was born as one of four children to piano player and vocalist, Barbara (nee Siggers) and Clarance LaVaughn “C.L.” Franklin,...
‘We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal’. Born on November 12, 1815, in Johnstown, New York city to the family of a lawyer who made no secret of his preference for another son; she...
Olori Wuraola Ogunwusi has announced via her social media handle that her marriage to Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ife, is over. The queen, in the royal union lasted only 17 months, has reverted to her maiden name Zaynab-Otiti Obanor, saying...
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Nigeria’s Amina Mohammed has been reappointed as the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations for a second term. Prior to her appointment in 2017, Ms. Mohammed served as Minister of Environment of the Federal Republic of Nigeria...
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari became the first sitting president to call for a global treaty to end violence against women and girls at the UN General Assembly in September 2021. Muhammadu Buhari endorsed the treaty to...