• Mbongeni Ngema
    Mbongeni Ngema was an award winning South African playwright, lyricist, composer, director, choreographer, and theatre producer best known for for co-writing the 1981 play Woza Albert! and co-writing the 1988 multi-award-winning musical Sarafina!. Ngema's theatrical career began when he joined Gibson Kente's theatre company as a singer and trainee actor. He acted in local productions in the 1970s, before becoming a playwright, screenwriter, and librettist. He later founded his own theatre compan...  more
  • Bulelwa 'Zahara' Mkutukana
    Bulelwa Mkutukana, better known by her stage name Zahara, was a South African Award winning
    singer-songwriter best known for her debut double platinum album, Loliwe released in 2011. Zahara’s
    musical journey began when she began teaching herself how to play the guitar at a young age, she rose
    to prominence in 2011 with the release of her debut album, "Loliwe," which became a cultural
    phenomenon in South Africa. The album's soul-stirring melodies and poignant lyrics resonated deeply
    with lis...  more
  • Sara Alexandra Lima Tavares
    Sara Tavares was a highly accomplished Portuguese musician, singer, composer, guitarist, and
    percussionist best known for representing her country in the 1994 Eurovision Song competition. The
    contest was held in Dublin, Tavares entered with the song 'Chamar a Música', which came in eighth
    place. Tavares had a passioned for music from an early age but it wasn't until when she won the first
    edition of Chuva de Estrelas in 1994, a talent show in Portugal that helped her to career to take off. I...  more
  • Oladipupo Olabode Oladimeji
    Oladipupo Olabode Oladimeji, best known by his stage name Oladips was a highly influential Nigerian
    rapper best known for winning the 2015 King is Here competition. Oladips’ rapping career started in
    2012 when he was 17 and did a cover of Drake & Trey’s song. The cover drew attention to him and
    sparked a new beginning in his life. In 2015, the young rapper participated in and won the rapping
    contest, ‘King is Here’ organised by D’banj. After the competition he went on to release hit song...  more
  • Gerry Garikai Munashe Mapanzure
    Garry Mapanzure born Gerry Garikai Munashe Mapanzure, was a Zimbabwean Award winning Afropop singer. He rose to fame in the early 2020s with his unique blend of Afropop and traditional Zimbabwean music. Mapanzure's music was characterized by his soulful voice, catchy melodies, and moving lyrics, which often dealt with themes of love, social justice, and personal struggle. Garry started his musical career in late 2017 and released his first single called Wapunza which clocked over 4.2 million vie...  more
  • Roger Henry Brough Whittaker
    Roger Henry Brough Whittaker, known as Roger Whittaker, was a British singer-songwriter and musician best known for his 1969 hit Durham Town the Leavin. He was also known for his baritone singing voice and trademark whistling ability as well as his guitar skills. Whittaker's musical journey began in the late 1960s when he released his debut album, "Whistle Stop." His breakthrough came with the release of the single "Durham Town The Leavin' " in 1969, which became a massive hit and propelled him ...  more
  • James William Buffett
    James William Buffett, also known as Jimmy Buffett, was an American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and billionaire businessman, best known for his 1977 hit Margaritaville which spent 22 weeks on the US singles chart peaking at No 8 before he become a successful businessman. Buffett started his music career in the late 1960s and gained a following for his laid-back, tropical-themed songs that often celebrated the beach bum lifestyle. His breakthrough album, "Changes in Latitudes, Changes i...  more
  • Steven Scott Harwell
    Steven Scott Harwell was an American musician best known as the lead vocalist and frontman for the popular rock band Smash Mouth, which he co-founded in 1994. Harwell began his musical career as a rapper before transitioning to rock music. In the early 1990s, he met and formed a band with guitarist Greg Camp, drummer Kevin Coleman, and bassist Paul De Lisle. The group's first album, "Fush Yu Mang," was released in 1997 and included the hit single "Walkin' on the Sun," which propelled the band t...  more
  • James Lane Buckley
    James Lane Buckley was an influential American politician and judge best know for being the lead plaintiff in a landmark campaign finance lawsuit — Buckley v. Valeo — that in 1976 unraveled part of the post-Watergate regulation of political money. He was also known for serving in the United States Senate as a member of the Conservative Party of New York State from 1971 to 1977. Buckley came from a prominent family with a long lineage of public service. His political career began in the 1960s wh...  more
  • Ron Cephas Jones
    Ron Cephas Jones was an award winning highly regarded American actor best known for for his role as William Hill in the Drama television series This Is Us (2016–2022), a role which earned him a Screen Actors Guild Award. Jones' career started with stage acting and spanned several decades . He gained recognition for his stage work, earning critical acclaim for his performances in numerous plays, including "Richard III" and "The Tempest." In addition to his success on stage, Jones made a significa...  more
  • Jerome Sheldon Moss
    Jerome Sheldon Moss, was an American recording executive and music industry pioneer, best known for being the co-founder of A&M Records, one of the most successful independent record labels of its time. Moss began his career in the music industry in the late 1950s, working for Liberty Records. In 1962, he joined forces with Herb Alpert, a talented trumpet player and songwriter, to establish A&M Records. With Moss serving as the business-minded executive and Alpert as the creative force, A&M Reco...  more
  • Renata Scotto
    Renata Scotto was an acclaimed Italian soprano, opera director, and voice teacher. She was best known for her vocal talents, dramatic interpretations, and versatility on stage, and widely regarded as one of the greatest sopranos of the 20th century. Scotto began her vocal training at a young age and made her professional debut in 1952 at the Teatro Nuovo in Milan. She quickly gained recognition for her powerful voice. Throughout her career, Scotto collaborated with renowned conductors and direc...  more