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Date Person Age Country
Jul 13 Wole Soyinka

Akinwande Oluwole Babatunde Soyinka is a Nigerian playwright, novelist, poet, and essayist in the English language. He was the first person from Sub-Saharan to win a Nobel Prize in Literature in 1986

88 Nigeria
Jul 14 Angélique Kidjo

Beninese singer-songwriter, actress, and activist who has won four Grammy awards

62 Benin
Jul 16 Wizkid

Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun aka Wizkid or Starboy is a Nigerian singer and songwriter who has won many awards including a Grammy for his collaboration with Beyoncé and Saint Jhn on Brown Skin Girl.

32 Nigeria
Jul 17 Amadou Diawara

Guinean professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Serie A club Roma and the Guinea national team

25 Guinea
Jul 17 Suha Arafat

Author and widow of former Palestinian Authority President, Yasser Arafat

59 Tunisia
Jul 17 King Letsie III

Letsie III became the King of Lesotho in 1990 when his father Moshoeshoe II was forced into exile in 1990. His father was briefly restored in 1995 and tragically died in early 1996.

59 Lesotho
Jul 19 Mr Eazi

Oluwatosin Ajibade aka Mr Eazi and Njobvu (his self-anointed Zambian name) is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and entrepreneur.

31 Nigeria
Jul 21 Mokgweetsi Masisi

Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi is the fifth and current President of Botswana.

60 Botswana
Jul 25 Iman

Somali-American fashion model, actress, entrepreneur and widow of English rock star, David Bowie

67 Somalia
Jul 29 Tidjane Thiam

Tidjane Thiam is an Ivorian businessman, and the executive chairman of Freedom Acquisition Corp

60 Côte d'Ivoire