Author Chimamanda Adiche, Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry and actors Tommy Lee Jones and Tom Hardy celebrate their birthday today, September 14.
- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (born September 15, 1977)
Chimamanda is a Nigerian writer whose works include novels, short stories and non-fiction. She was described in The Times Literary Supplement as “the most prominent” of a “court of acclaimed young Anglophone authors who have succeeded in attracting a new generation of readers to African literature”.
Adichie has written the novels Purple Hibiscus (2003), Half of a Yellow Sun (2006) and Americanah (2013), the short story collection The Thing Around Your Neck (2009) and the book-length essay We Should All Be Feminists. (2014). Her most recent books are Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions (2017), Zikora (2020) and Notes on Grief (2021).
In 2008 she received a MacArthur Genius Grant. In 2018 she received the PEN Pinter Prize.
- Prince Harry
Henry Charles Albert David, Duke of Sussex (born 15 September 1984) is a member of the British Royal Family.
He is the youngest son of King Charles III and his first wife Diana, Princess of Wales. He is fifth in line to the British throne. In 2018, he married former actress Meghan Merkle and they have a son.
He served in the military under the British Army and served from 2005-2015. He described his 10 years in the military as “the happiest times of my life”. Since leaving the military, he has been heavily involved in the armed forces through the Invictus Games, military honors and other official assignments.
He has been honored for his charitable efforts by the international community. In addition, he has made television appearances in the Forgotten Kingdom: Prince Harry in Lesotho ITN, The Diamond Queen, Harry’s South Pole Heroes, Our Queen at 90, Elizabeth at 90: A Family Tribute, Prince Harry in Africa Rising Phoenix Netflix and The Me You Can’t See.
- Tom Hardy
Edward Thomas Hardy (born 15 September 1977) is an English actor. After studying acting at the Drama Center London, he made his film debut in Ridley Scott’s Black Hawk Down (2001).
He has appeared in such films as Star Trek: Nemesis (2002), RocknRolla (2008), Bronson (2008), Warrior (2011), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), Lawless (2012), This Means War (2012), Locke ( 2013), The Drop (2014), and The Revenant (2015), Mad Max: Fury Road, Inception (2010), The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Dunkirk (2017), Venom and its sequel Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021), and the Peaky Blinders series.
- Tommy Lee Jones
Tommy Lee Jones (born September 15, 1946) is an American actor and film director. He received four Academy Award nominations and won Best Supporting Actor for his role as US Marshal Samuel Gerard in the 1993 thriller film The Fugitive.
His other notable films include Lonesome Dove, Men in Black film series, No Country for Old Men, Hank Deerfield in In the Valley of Elah, Batman Forever, Volcano, Under Siege, Man of the House, Captain America: The First Avenger , Jason Bourne, born killers.
He has many awards and nominations to his name.
Mohammed Usman Adamu (born September 15, 1993), popularly known as Magnito is a Nigerian rapper.
He discovered his talent for rap at school when he was 19 years old.
He came into the limelight with his song ‘If I Get Money Eehn’ which was released in 2016 and was followed by a remix featuring the dance hall and reggae sensation, Patoranking.
He has songs like Kaka, Medicine girl, As I get money, Relationship be like Philomina, Ungrateful, Goat featuring Ice Prince, DJ Kenny, Karl Williams and many more and he has also released several albums like “Shocking News”, “Freshout 01′ and the recently released album ‘Bars And Lamba’ which consists of five songs featuring Zanku master, Zlatan, Umu Obiligbo and melody singer, Ninety.
He has worked with artists such as Durella, Rayce, Phyno, Jaywon, Duncan Mighty, Patoranking, Falz and Zlatan.
- William Stone
William Oliver Stone (born September 15, 1946) is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter.
He won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay as a writer of Midnight Express (1978), and wrote the remake of the gangster film Scarface (1983).
However, he gained fame as the writer and director of the war drama Platoon (1986), which won Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Picture. Platoon was the first in a trilogy of films based on the Vietnam War, in which Stone served as an infantry soldier. He continued the series with Born on the Fourth of July (1989) – for which Stone won his second Oscar for best director – and Heaven & Earth (1993). Stone’s other works include the Salvadoran Civil War-based drama Salvador (1986); the financial drama Wall Street (1987) and its sequel Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010); Jim Morrison’s biographical film The Doors (1991); Natural Born Killers (1994); a trilogy of films based on the US presidency: JFK (1991), Nixon (1995), and W. (2008); and Snowden (2016).
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