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Benin born now London based Samantha Jane is the creator of Fabryan, a fashion house lauched in 2010. Samantha told Jamati Online that her passion for designing came from an early age when she used to watch her mother sew and would take scraps of materials to make dresses for her dolls.


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Jane Goodall image from tabacco.blog-city.com

Jane is a British primatologist popular for her 45 year study of wild chimpanzees in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania. Her institute is heavily involved in animal welfare and conservation. (with other chapters worldwide like France, Canada, Spain, In 2002, she was made a United Nations Messenger of Peace by former UN secretary general, Kofi Annan.

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Wunmi image from www.urbandevelopment.co.uk

Nigeria’s Wunmi (Ibiwunmi Omotayo Olufunke Olaiya) was born in the United Kingdom to Nigerian parents. She is a singer, dancer and fashion designer. Her website describes her life, work and future plans.

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chiwetel ejiofor on AfricanDamu

Chiwetel is an outrageously talented Nigerian-British actor. He has been in drag in Kinky Boots and has recently worked alongside Mark Wahlberg (Four Brothers), Russell Crowe and Denzel Washingston (American Gangster), Angelina Jolie (SALT). Here is more on his work.

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Gugu Mbatha-Raw on AfricanDamu

Born to South African parents in England, Gugu is a talented actress who has appeared on TV Series like Bad Girls and Doctor Who. Here is her list of achievements.

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Seal on African Damu

Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel has Nigerian and Brazilian heritage. He was born in London and has defined himself as a phenomenal musician. The scars were caused by  Lupus which Seal suffered from when he was a child. Here is more on Seal.

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Ozwald Boateng on AfricanDamu

Ozwald is the most successful Ghanaian-British fashion designers of our age. He has dressed the likes of David Bowie, Mick Jagger, Will Smith, Forest Whitaker, Laurence Fishburne,  Anthony Hopkins, Spike Lee, Lenny Kravitz and Jamie Foxx just to name a few. His website reveals his highly sought after designs.

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