In the month of July, Nigeria celebrates the birthdays of several influential Nigerians who have left a significant mark in their respective fields.
Peter Obi (Born July 19, 1961)
A prominent Nigerian politician who recently ran for the presidential elections in February 2023, as the flag bearer for The Labour Party. With a remarkable political career, Obi previously served as the governor of Anambra State from 2006 to 2014, demonstrating his dedication to effective governance and his vision for national development.
Funke Akindele (Born July 24, 1977)
Fondly known as Jenifa. Akindele is a renowned Nigerian actress, producer, and comedian, whose exceptional talent has garnered widespread recognition. Her portrayal of the character “Jenifa” in the popular TV series “Jenifa’s Diary” has captivated audiences, and she has further showcased her skills through numerous appearances in Nollywood films.
Chinedu Ikedieze (Born July 12, 1977)
Popularly referred to as Aki. Ikedieze has established himself as a celebrated actor known for his comedic roles in movies. His remarkable performances have graced several successful Nollywood films, endearing him to audiences across the country.
Desmond Elliot (Born July 4, 1974)
He is a multifaceted Nigerian talent, excelling as an actor, director, and politician. Elliot has made significant contributions to the Nigerian film industry, featuring in various Nollywood movies and directing several successful films. In addition to his artistic endeavors, he ventured into politics and was elected as a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly in 2015.
Uche Jombo (Born July 28, 1979)
She is an influential Nigerian actress, filmmaker, and screenwriter. Her remarkable performances in numerous Nollywood movies have garnered critical acclaim and accolades. Jombo has also ventured into film production, contributing to the growth and development of the Nigerian film industry. Her outstanding contributions have earned her several awards and recognition.
Fathia Balogun (Born July 5, 1969)
Popularly known as Fathia Williams, is a talented Nigerian actress, producer, and director. With appearances in both Yoruba and English-language movies, she has earned acclaim and accolades for her exceptional performances. Balogun’s contributions to the Nigerian film industry have further solidified her reputation as an influential figure in the entertainment scene.
These influential Nigerians, born in the month of July, have made indelible marks in their respective fields, leaving a lasting impact on the nation’s cultural, political, and entertainment landscape.