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Poll: Who Should Be Our Personality Of The Week?

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Hello everyone, It’s a brand new week and another opportunity to celebrate great Africans doing great things.

Who should be the Personality Of The Week? We’d bring details of the person background, inspirations, creative process, achievements and success secrets.

 

  1. Demas Nwoko (born 1935) is a Nigerian artist, protean designer and architect. As an artist, he strives to incorporate modern techniques in architecture and stage design to enunciate the African subject matters in most of his works. In the 1960s, he was a member of the Mbari club of Ibadan, a committee of burgeoning Nigerian and foreign artists. He was also a lecturer at the University of Ibadan. In the 1970s, he was the publisher of the now defunct New Culture magazine. Nwoko, sees design as an ingenuous activity that carries with it a focus on social responsibility for positive influences in the environment and culture of the society.4202980259_04248bdd3b_z
  2. Thuli Madonsela, a South African advocate and the nation’s Public Protector who helped draft the country’s constitution in 1994 and was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People this year; Madonsela was appointed Public Protector by President Jacob Zuma for a non-renewable seven-year term commencing 19 October 2009, with unanimous support from the multi-party National Assembly. At the announcement of her appointment, Zuma said Madonsela “will need to ensure that this office continues to be accessible to ordinary citizens and undertakes its work without fear or favour”. Madonsela likens her role as Public Protector to the Venda chief’s paternal aunt known as the makhadzi, a non-political figure who “gives the people a voice while giving the traditional leader a conscience”.Public-Protector-Adv-Thuli-Madonsela
  3. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, born 15 September 1977) is a Nigerian novelist, nonfiction writer and short story writer. She has been called “the most prominent” of a “procession of critically acclaimed young anglophone authors [that] is succeeding in attracting a new generation of readers to African literature”. The world-renowned Nigerian author who penned Half a Yellow Sun and is also known for her “We Should All Be Feminists” TED Talk.BN-ID265_wolfe_12S_20150428134615
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