Nigeria celebrities are great sources of inspiration and motivation to the average Nigerian youth. They are known for their great achievements in their respective fields, they are generally referred to as the country's pride and they deserve to be celebrated for their tremendous positive impact on the nation.
Here are some famous Nigerian celebrities born on this day July 13th.
Akinwande Oluwole Babatunde Soyinka was born on the 13th July 1934, he is a playwright, poet, novelist and activist. In 1986 he became the first Nigerian and African to win a Nobel prize on literature.
Some of his great works include:
- Poems from Prison (1969)
- A Shuttle in the Crypt (1971)
- The Lion and The Jewel (1959)
- The Trials Of Brother Jero (1960)
- Death and the King's Horseman (1975)
- A Dance of the Forests (1960).
Bartholomew Nnaji is a Nigerian Politician, Scientist and Inventor. Born on the 13th of July 1956.
Professor Bartholomew Nnaji is the founder of the first indigenous-owned power generating company in Nigeria.
He is also a former minister for Science and Technology in Nigeria.
He is known generally for his positive impacts in the power sector in the country.
Engineer Joseph Oyeyani Makoju was born on the 13th of July 1948. He served as Special Adviser (Electric Power) to the President Goodluck Jonathan. Joseph Makoju was appointed as a Special Adviser to three Nigerian presidents consecutively.
Makoju recently retired as the Group Managing Director/ CEO of the Dangote Cement PLC on the 31st of January, 2020; a position he held since April 2018.
He is known generally for his tremendous impacts in the power and economic sector.