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Meet quadruplets who were accepted into Ivy League universities
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Africans rising Meet quadruplets who were accepted into Ivy League universities

What better way to celebrate National Siblings Day than with the news of these quadruplets that got admitted into Ivy League schools, Harvard, Yale, Cornell and Princeton among other institutions. The brothers, who have their own WhatsApp group, found out about their acceptance while at track practice. We wish them all the best as they make their respective choices.

WATCH: Wizkid becomes first African musician to hit over a million views in 24 hours
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Africans rising WATCH: Wizkid becomes first African musician to hit over a million views in 24 hours

Starboy is trending on social media and it’s all for good reasons. Wizkid’s latest video Come Closer hit 1 million Youtube views in 24 hours, a feat no African has achieved. The video currently boasts just over 2,4 million views (and counting) just three days after it dropped, which is a remarkable feat. Congratulations and keep breaking boundaries.

Meet Nigeria’s first bobsled team of three women on the brink of Olympic history
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Africans rising Meet Nigeria’s first bobsled team of three women on the brink of Olympic history

Nigeria’s first ever bobsled team, which comprises of three women battling the Canadian cold, and enduring the various challenges stands on the edge of history. The inspirational team has faced numerous challenges from the unforgiving weather to financial difficulties in the quest to compete at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. The team is determined to complete the five trial events before 2018 to become Africa’s first bobsled team at the Olympics. TIA wishes the team the best in the ongoing preparations.

South Africa: First Black Woman Commander of a Military Cargo Plane
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Africans rising South Africa: First Black Woman Commander of a Military Cargo Plane

Today we celebrate South African 31 year old Nandi Zama, who has become the first black woman commander of a military cargo plane in the South African Air Force. Zama who joined the Force straight from high school is not keen to celebrate the African and female part of her achievement as she believes her achievement is where a person should eventually end up in an organisation and that femininity is an enhancing factor and not a limiting one.

Celebrating Black Girl Magic: 8 year old girl writes best seller on caring and dealing with annoying little brother
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Africans rising Celebrating Black Girl Magic: 8 year old girl writes best seller on caring and dealing with annoying little brother

When eight year-old Nia Mya Reese from Alabama, in the U.S. was tasked by her teacher to do her first grade assignment, writing about something she was an expert at, she told her teacher that she is an expert at dealing with, and taking care of her annoying little brother, and proceeded to write a book. The book is based on the little baby brother, Ronald Michael 5, annoyance. “How to Deal with and Care for Your Annoying Little Brother” has become a best seller. We applaud the budding writer for the remarkable achievement.

Meet Ghanaian Nancy Abu-Bonsrah: First black female neurosurgery resident at Johns Hopkins Hospital
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Africans rising Meet Ghanaian Nancy Abu-Bonsrah: First black female neurosurgery resident at Johns Hopkins Hospital

We start this week with heartwarming news, Ghanaian Nancy Abu-Bonsrah becomes the first black female neurosurgery resident at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Abu-Bonsrah left Ghana at the age of 15, and has been in the U.S for nearly 11 years. The first physician in her family, including the extended family, Abu-Bonsrah was matched with Johns Hopkins Hospital to specialize in Neurological Surgery. A hearty congratulations on the remarkable achievement.