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Philip Emeagwali

By |2020-06-06T17:09:57+00:00June 6th, 2020|Categories: People|

Emeagwali was born in Akure, Nigeria on 23 August 1954. His early schooling was suspended in 1967 as a result of the Nigerian Civil War. At 13 years, he served in the Biafran army. After the war he completed high-school equivalence through self-study. He is married to Dale Brown Emeagwali, a noted African-American microbiologist. He

Nnedi Okorafor

By |2020-06-06T17:08:46+00:00June 6th, 2020|Categories: People|

Nnedi Okorafor (full name: Nnedimma Nkemdili Okorafor; previously known as Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu; translated from Igbo into English as "mother is good"; born April 8, 1974) is a Nigerian-American writer of fantasy and science fiction for both children and adults Okorafor's parents traveled to America to go to school, but they could not return to Nigeria

Dr. Bennet Ifeakandu Omalu

By |2020-06-06T17:05:46+00:00June 6th, 2020|Categories: People|

Omalu was born in Nnokwa, Idemili South, Anambra in southeastern Nigeria on September 30, 1968, the sixth of seven siblings. He was born during the Nigerian Civil War, which caused his family to flee from their home in the predominantly Igbo village of Enugu-Ukwu in southeastern Nigeria. They returned two years after Omalu's birth. Omalu's

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