Mireille Urumuri, nicknamed Mimi by her friends, has recently graduated from Michael Howard Studios’ summer conservatory in Manhattan (NYC) where she honed her skills at an institution where her role models (such as Kerry Washington) once studied. She discovered her love for the performing arts at four years old while living in Spain with her family. At the time, she wanted to become a Flamenco dancer, but at six, when her family moved to Canada, she fell in love with acting and committed to the art, ultimately attending the Montreal School of Performing Arts. There, the Rwandan born multi-talented African Canadian actress cultivated her passion.

'Everyday is a new world'

Je m'appelle Inna Modja, qui veut dire Inna « la mauvaise fille » :-) en Peul.

Je suis une Peule du désert et « Modja » est le surnom que me donnait ma mère quand j'étais une peste:-).

Rotimi came to Ireland in 2000 and went straight into community development work in the midlands. By 2004 he was elected onto Portlaoise town council and in 2007 caught the world headlines as mayor of Portlaoise. In the June 2009 local elections, Rotimi retained his town council seat and went on to secure a seat on Laois County Council.

By Dele A. Sonubi

The news came to me as indeed a whole generation of people around the world, that the great musical icon MJ died. It was a pleasant morning and I was just preparing to settle down to the day’s work when I heard. I screamed and screamed and screamed until someone told me that the louder I screamed would not change the news. I swallowed the news and remained shocked for many days after.

By Dele A. Sonubi

“…She has given her special talents for many years, almost a lifetime, to demonstrate how arts can be borne out of the culture of their environment. Anyone who has visited the site (sacred groves of Oshun Oshogbo) will appreciate the magical qualities it possesses. Although there are many fascinating and historical places throughout this heritage-rich country, I know of no other, in contemporary times, that has given birth to such a rich vein of Artwork.” (Keith T. Richards, former Managing Director Guinness Nigeria in Susanne Wenger, Her House and Her Arts Collection-Adunni Olorisha Trust)

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