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Notable Birthdays

Date Person Age Country
Aug 10 Jeanette Kagame

First Lady of Rwanda Jeannette Kagame and UNAIDS Special Ambassador for Adolescent Health and Well-being

61 Rwanda
Aug 10 Saïd Benrahma

Professional footballer who plays for West Ham and the Algerian national football team

37 Algeria
Aug 14 Jay-Jay Okocha

Considered one of Africa’s greatest football players, he played on the Nigerian national team and professionally in Germany, France, Turkey and the UK

49 Nigeria
Aug 16 Kalusha Bwalya

Former Zambia National Football team captain and coach, he was named African Football Player of the Year in 1988 and nominated for the 1996 FIFA World Player of the Year where he finished 12th.

59 Zambia
Aug 18 Elon Musk

Genius, inventor, entrepreneur and business magnate who inspired the Marvel movies character, Iron Man

51 South Africa
Sep 9 Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura

Former diplomat who was appointed the first female Secretary General of FIFA by President Gianni Infantino on 13 May 2016 and assumed her post on 20 June 2016

60 Senegal
Sep 11 Vivian Jepkemoi Cheruiyot

Long distance runner who won the Gold medal in the 5000m and Silver medal in the 10000m races at Rio 2016

39 Kenya
Sep 12 Joshua Cheptegei

Long-distance runner, Olympic Gold Medalist, World Champion, World Cross Country Champion, and World Record Holder. Cheptegei is the tenth man in history to hold the 5000 m and 10000 m world records concurrently, both set in 2020

26 Uganda
Sep 15 Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the author of Purple Hibiscus, Half of a Yellow Sun, The Thing Around Your Neck, Americanah, and We Should All Be Feminists.

45 Nigeria
Sep 15 Margaret Wambui

Middle distance runner specialising in the 800m race. Won a Bronze medal in the 800m race in Rio 2016

27 Kenya