Two Nigerian celebrities, Chukie Edozien, popularly known as Lynxxx and Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi are celebrating their birthday today Thursday November 24, 2016.
Lynxxx whose real names are Chukie Edozien is the creator of the sub-genre of Naija pop music known as ‘Jollof Musik’
Lynxxx who is the son of former deputy governor of old Bendel State in Nigeria John Edozien attended Corona Primary School, Ikoyi and Kings College. He obtained a degree in Business, Economics and Marketing from University of Hull.
As the Head of Syndik8 Records he released his debut single ‘Change Your Parade’ in 2009 which gave him a strong head start in the music scene.
He released his debut album “This Is Lynxxx” the following year. Lynxxx holds the record as being the first Nigerian artiste to be endorsed by Pepsi.
Also, actress Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi is marking her birthday today too. She is one of the top actresses in Nigeria who allows her work speak for her. Her filmography and TV appearances are not impressive but stellar.
The actress had her first big break in the 1995 Nollywood classic ‘Violated’. From then on she has had memorable performances in countless Nigerian movies.
On the TV front, she has a dominating and strong career too. She was in the popular late 90’s Nigerian soap ‘Palace’. Let’s not forget that Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi is a strong cast member of the M-NET soap opera ‘Tinsel’.
She has also acted in TV series such as Doctors’ Quartersand Solitaire.
Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi also had her fingers in radio. For thirteen years she presented ‘Touch of Spice’ on STAR FM.