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Like a diamond, he was truly one of a kind and his smile sparkled like no other.


Nelson Mandela was an icon of ultramodern South Africa, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, and one of the most reputed world leaders of the 20th century.

Like a diamond, he was truly one of a kind and his smile sparkled like no other.

He also has an transnational day named in his honour, Nelson Mandela Day, which is famed every time on 18 July as a call to action for individualities to help change the world into a better place.

1. NELSON MANDELA 18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) was a South Africananti-apartheid activist and politician who served as the first chairman of South Africa from 1994 to 1999.

He was the country’s first black head of state and the first tagged in a completely representative popular election.

His government concentrated on dismembering the heritage of intolerance by fostering ethnical conciliation.

Ideologically an African nationalist and socialist, he served as the chairman of the African National Congress( ANC) party from 1991 to 1997.

2. HE LIVED UP TO HIS NAME Nelson Mandela’s birth name was Rolihlahla Mandela, which means “ to pull a branch off a tree ” and “ troublemaker ” in his Xhosa lineage.

He was given the name Nelson by his primary academy schoolteacher when he was seven times old.

It was the 1920s and African children were given English names so that social masters could gasp them fluently.

3. MANDELA ’S Aliases After going underground because of his ANC conditioning, Mandela’s capability to shirk the securities services earned him the surname, “ the black Pimpernel ”.

This was after the novel, The Scarlet Pimpernel, about a idol with a secret identity. In after times Mandela also came known by his clan name, Madiba.

4. AIDS ACTIVIST Once he was finished with his administration, Mandela came an advocate in support of people suffering from AIDS, the deadly complaint that took the life of his son Makgatho, and affects further people in South Africa than any other country in the world.

5. MARRIED THREE TIMES: Nelson Mandela married three times. His last marriage was at the age of 80 to Graça Machel, who was formerly married to Mozambique President Samora Machel.

Her marriage to Mandela after her hubby’s death means she has been the first lady of two nations.

6. 27 Times IN JAIL: Nelson Mandela spent nearly 27 times of his life in jail.

He spent 18 times of his imprisonment on Robben Island, during which he was allowed to meet his woman formerly every six months. moment, there are Robben Island tenures to see Mandela’s jail cell

7. NOBEL PRIZE WINNER: Nelson Mandela and F.W. de Klerk were concertedly awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1993, “ for their work for the peaceful termination of the intolerance governance, and for laying the foundations for a new popular South Africa. ”

8. HIS NAME LIVES ON Hundred of thoroughfares have been named after Nelson Mandela.

He also had a nuclear flyspeck( the ‘ Mandela flyspeck ’), a neolithic woodpecker( Australopicus nelsonmandelai) and an orchid( Paravanda Nelson Mandela) named after him.





Francis Isaac Akuki popularly known as “Big Dadi Smile” is an entrepreneur, a blogger/graphic designer, and actively involved in fintech. He hold a National Diploma Certificate From Federal Polytechnic Idah Kogi State and currently a student of Public Administration at Taraba State University, Jalingo. He also hold a diploma certificate in Computer Operating From Fatz Link Computer Institute Makurdi, BENUE State. “Big Dadi Smile” is passionate about technology and endeavors to promote it within his community and beyond. He’s the creative force behind the entertainment website Moreover, he’s widely acknowledged as the CEO of Big Smile Global Services ABINSI, consistently striving to inspire others toward economic growth and development in his hometown of ABINSI.

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