James Arthur Harris, better known by the ring name Kamala, was an American professional wrestler. Nicknamed “The Ugandan Giant”, Kamala portrayed a fearsome and simpleminded Ugandan who wrestled barefoot in war paint and a loincloth and approached the ring wearing an African mask and carrying a spear and shield.
He was described as a “great character” and a “tremendously nice man” after World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) announced his death on Sunday.
The 6ft 7in star was best known for his appearances in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) era, in the mid-1980s and early 1990s.
He fought Hulk Hogan, The Undertaker and Andre the Giant among others.
Later in life he suffered with severe health problems and had his left leg amputated in 2011 due to diabetes.
Kamala’s character, the “Ugandan Giant”, appeared in war paint and a mask and carried a spear; a depiction which was criticized by some fans.
This week’s edition of people in history takes a look at the life and times of the South African leader who reportedly struggled vainly to preserve apartheid rule in a tide of domestic racial violence and global condemnation,P.W.Botha
Majekodunmi Fasheke, popularly known as Majek Fashek (March 1963 – 1 June 2020) was a Nigerian singer-songwriter and guitarist.He was best known in his home country for the 1988 album Prisoner of Conscience, which included the multiple award-winning single “Send Down the Rain” Also known as The Rainmaker,
Dominic Ignatius Ekandem (1917 – 24 November 1995), was a Roman Catholic cardinal and was the first West African Catholic Bishop. He also founded the Missionary Society of Saint Paul of Nigeria (M.S.P.).
A native of Akwa Ibom State, Ekandem attended several Catholic seminaries before he became a priest. He was ordained on 7 December 1947, and became the first priest from the old Calabar province. His first assignment as bishop was as auxiliary of Calabar from 1953 to 1963. He was Bishop of Ikot Ekpene from 1963 to 1981; during that tenure,
William Harrison Withers Jr. (July 4, 1938 – March 30, 2020) was an American singer-songwriter and musician. His major hits includes “Lean on Me” “Grandma’s Hands” “Ain’t No Sunshine” “Just the Two of Us” etc
Award-winning singer/songwriter Kenny Rogers enjoyed enormous success on both the country and pop charts with hits like “Lucille,” “The Gambler” and “Islands in the Stream.”
Rogers grew up poor, living with his parents and six siblings in a
federal housing project. By high school, he knew that he wanted to
pursue a music career. He bought himself a guitar and started a group
called the Scholars. The band had a rockabilly sound and scored a few