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Ottapathu, 52, is the CEO of Choppies, Botswana’s largest retailer.

Choppies, which was founded in 1986 as a single supermarket in Lobatse, a small town in South-Eastern Botswana, has grown to become a retail powerhouse with more than 170 stores in Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Kenya, and Tanzania.

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Choppies has been expanding aggressively in the last two years. In March last year, it acquired 21 retail stores in South Africa from Jwayelani Retail and subsequently in November acquired 3 outlets in Kenya from struggling retail chain Ukwala Supermarkets. Ottapathu owns a 19.5% stake in Choppies which is valued at more than $60 million.

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Orville Richard Burrell  better known by his stage name Shaggy, is a Jamaican-American reggae musician, singer, DJ, and actor who scored hits with the songs “It Wasn’t Me”, “Boombastic”, “In The Summertime”, “Oh Carolina”, and “Angel”.

Shaggy recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of his 2000 album Hot Shot by announcing an updated version of the album, called Hot Shot 2020. “It Wasn’t Me” returned as the first single on the updated album with Rayvon. His original collaborator on the song, Rikrok does not appear on the new version

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Shaggy is one of the richest musicians in Jamaica with a net worth of $15 million. Shaggy started his philanthropy, as a project called Shaggy and Friendz, donating over US$1 million, to the Bustamante Children’s Hospital in Jamaica. Along with financial assistance to the hospital, he donated hospital equipment and machinery. He also did his first collaboration in the Caribbean called “Can’t Let my Love go” which he performed with the Queen of Soca Alison Hinds of Barbados.

He has been nominated for seven Grammy Awards, winning twice for Best Reggae Album with Boombastic in 1996 and 44/876 with Sting in 2019, and has won the Brit Award for International Male Solo Artist in 2002.

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Early life

Shaggy was born on October 22, 1968, in Kingston, Jamaica. In 1987, he took singing lessons and was discovered a year later while singing in the streets with friends. His son Richard O’Neil Burrell is a rapper known as Robb Banks.

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Military career

Shaggy enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1988 and obtained the MOS of 0811 (Field Artillery Cannon Crewman). He served with a Field Artillery Battery in the 10th Marine Regiment during the Persian Gulf War. The highest rank he achieved was lance corporal, although he was reduced in rank twice.  Shaggy perfected his signature singing voice while he was in the Marine Corps.

Shaggy decided to pursue his music career and his first hit in 1993, “Oh Carolina”, was a dancehall re-make of a ska hit by the Folkes Brothers, which appeared in the film Sliver.

 The same year, Shaggy appeared on Kenny Dope’s hip hop album The Unreleased Project. He worked together with producers such as Sting International, Don One, Lloyd ‘Spiderman’ Campbell, Robert Livingston and Frankie Cutlass on a remix from his Maxi-Single title “Nice and Lovely”.

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In January 2020, Shaggy told the Daily Star in an interview that some of Rihanna’s representatives had reached out to him to collaborate on a song for her ninth album. However, he turned down the opportunity because he was asked to audition, saying that he would “leave that to the younger guys.” In which Shaggy later stated in another interview that he meant no offense by his remarks. Despite passing on the project, Shaggy seemed optimistic about how it would turn out, saying “from what I hear, it should be good.

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Studio albumst

  • Pure Pleasure (1993)
  • Original Doberman (1994)
  • Boombastic (1995)
  • Midnite Lover (1997)
  • Hot Shot (2000)
  • Lucky Day (2002)
  • Clothes Drop (2005)
  • Intoxication (2007)
  • Shaggy & Friends (2011)
  • Summer in Kingston (2011)
  • Rise (2012)
  • Out of Many, One Music (2013)
  • Wah Gwaan?! (2019)
  • Hot Shot 2020 (20th anniversary rerelease) (2020)
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Pearl Akanya Ofori is a Ghanaian broadcast journalist and radio personality who currently works for Ghanaian radio station Citi FM (97.3) Ghana. She is a graduate of the University of Ghana (Legon).

She was nominated for the Radio and Television Personality Awards (RTP) organized by Big Event Ghana in 2015 Radio and TV Personality Award

Ofori began her early education at De Youngster’s International School at Kokomlemle in Accra, and went on to attend the West African Senior High School in 2003.

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After her high school education, she attended the University of Ghana, Legon, where she offered a Program in Political Science, Psychology and Linguistics and majored in Linguistics.

Ofori was born in Ghana’s capital, Accra, to Miss Grace Owusu and have two fathers- Rev. Joseph Akanya and Mr. Benson Owusu.

Ofori was among few persons selected by radioUnivers, a campus-based radio station, to attend a radio training in Dakar, Senegal. In 2012, she joined Citi FM (97.3) Radio where she currently serves as a broadcast journalist.

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Paul Julius Nunda better known by his stage name Jua Cali, is a Kenyan hip-hop artist. In 2000, together with record producer Clemo, he founded Calif Records where he has been ever since. Jua Cali performs in Swahili and Sheng in a popular Kenyan style of rapping called genge. Read more on Jua Cali Net Worth here

Early life

Jua Cali was born in Eastlands, Nairobi. His parents, Doreen Onditi and Evans Onditi (deceased) were both schoolteachers. He grew up with a strict Catholic upbringing in California Estate to the east of Nairobi city.

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He began rapping at age 10, encouraged by his elder brother Christopher Sati. He was known as an introverted teenager who was often quiet, hardly ever socializing.

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He attended Ainsworth Primary School (Standards 1 to 6); Shepherds Junior Buruburu (Standards 6 to 8); Jamuhuri High School and eventually Kenya Christian Industrial Training Institute (K.C.I.T.I) Eastleigh where he received a diploma in Information technology.

There, he played basketball with ambitions to make it to the Kenyan National Basketball Team.

He never made it in the team, blaming this on his height. His earlier foray into music included singing in a band called ‘Sita Futi’. Sita Futi disbanded almost as soon as it was started leaving behind Jua Cali and his close friend Jemmoh.

The departing group members left to pursue careers outside music. Calif Records came into being after Jua Cali teamed up with childhood friend Clemo to form the record label that quickly became a hit factory, gaining prominence in the East Africa music scene with chart topping artists and music. 

Calif Records also invented the Genge genre of Kenyan hip hop. Jua Cali often cites his brother, Chris, and his parents as his greatest influences in life.He is also related to dell xerxes as his brother in law

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Jua Cali net worth is estimated at $16 million. He is one of the richest rappers in Kenya. He has a number of endorsements adding to his net worth.

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Music career

His first recorded track was Ruka, released in 2001, and was followed by Nipe Asali in 2002. In 2004 he collaborated with Pilipili in track “Kamata Dame”. Like most Kenyan artists, it took several years before his first full album was released. His album “Juacali Sekta” reached the stores in 2006, containing mostly previously released singles.

His single Kwaheri (featuring Sainapei Tande-winner Coca-Cola pop star and radio presenter) was a major hit in Kenya in 2007.

 At the New Year’s Eve 2008/2009 he released a new album, Ngeli ya Genge. He has toured the US and other countries. In August 2007, he was among 100 most influential Kenyans as selected by The Standard newspaper.

His stage name Jua Cali, is derived from California, an estate in Nairobi (as is the name of Calif Records). It also resembles Jua Kali, a Swahili term meaning fierce sun, which has been taken to refer to Kenya’s informal sector of the economy.

He has released a series of new songs with a new producer Keggah based in the United States. His new songs include Karibu Nairobi and Kuna Sheng which have both received massive airplay and good reviews.

Endorsements

Besides being talented, he’s a commercial success, thanks to his appeal to the young and the not-so-young alike. For instance, he became Kenya’s first artiste to get an endorsement deal when in 2007 he signed a reported Sh1-million-a-year deal with mobile phone giant Motorola for its W model.
And, according to the company, he was quite a catch. ” Jua Cali is part of the Motorola family, and we are honored to have worked with him in the recent past,” says Joanne Doyle, the marketing manager for East Africa. “He has been a great ambassador and, like Motorola, he is all about creativity, style, and substance, so we could not be happier that his hard work has been recognized at the prestigious Kisima awards.

Albums:

  • JuacaliSekta (October 2006:)
  • Ngeli ya Genge (December 2008)
  • TuGenge Yajayo(December 2013)
  • Mali Ya Umma (September 2019)

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