Filipe Branquinho

Born in 1977 in Maputo, Filipe Branquinho grew up as son of a photojournalist who was well connected in the art community. Thus the artist was early on confronted with the work of such famous Mozambican photographers as Ricardo Rangel, Kok Nam, and José Cabral. Branquinho studied architecture in Brazil but was always interested in photography, and pursued … Continue reading Filipe Branquinho

Born in 1977 in Maputo, Filipe Branquinho grew up as son of a photojournalist who was well connected in the art community. Thus the artist was early on confronted with the work of such famous Mozambican photographers as Ricardo Rangel, Kok Nam, and José Cabral. Branquinho studied architecture in Brazil but was always interested in photography, and pursued that passion when returning to Mozambique.

The photographer finds his subjects on strolls through the city. He started the project by photographing urban public employees, but then quickly moved on to also taking pictures of workers in other professions—athletes, firemen, domestic workers—and homeless people and kids. “Occupations” turned into a study of how people spend their time in the urban environment.

Branquinho’s current work includes the cinematography for short films under the titleJourney to the Center of Capricorn, directed by the Mozambican artist Rui Tenreiro. The short films point to the power and complexity of urban structures in constant degradation: At the top of the gray anthill, in the center and at the zenith of this structure is the imperial cabinet, symbol of revolution and national power.”

Born: 1977

Place of Birth: Maputo, Mozambique

Education: Graduated in Architecture by UEM (Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo / Mozambique) and attended the same course at UEL (Universidade Estadual de Londrina / Brazil)

Source: Wikipedia

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Duas Caras

Hermínio Chissano also known as Duas Caras (Two Face) is a Mozambican rapper born in 1978 at Aeroporto neighborhood, on the outskirts of the city of Maputo, where he began to drop hits in the mid-90s. As a teenager, he fell in love with rap, with the American rapper Jay-Z as his idol. As a … Continue reading Duas Caras

Hermínio Chissano also known as Duas Caras (Two Face) is a Mozambican rapper born in 1978 at Aeroporto neighborhood, on the outskirts of the city of Maputo, where he began to drop hits in the mid-90s. As a teenager, he fell in love with rap, with the American rapper Jay-Z as his idol.

As a young man, always serene and introverted, he decided to vent and express himself creatively through rap. It began in 1997 with Denny OG, Dj Damost, Stuped Man and N’Star where the quad formed the group “Troops of the Future”. After the group disintegrated, Gpro was formed with Djo and Cem Paus (ex-Stuped Man). In 2003, the group independently released the album “One Step Forward,” in which Duas Caras showed a line of conscious and educational rap that many did not know. With elaborate rhymes full of refined metaphors and double senses, “One step forward” brought to Mozambican Hip Hop Moz a noble lyricist of distinction.

After two years of touring the country from Rovuma to Maputo, singing in super crowded venues of young people eager to see the boys from the “Marrabenta Country”, with national and international acclamations, Duas Caras interrupted his connection with GPRO ( Fam).

There were several reasons that led to the split between Duas Caras and GPRO, but who actually suffered from this break were fans of the group (and the artist) and the Mozambican Hip Hop. Months later, Duas Caras joins the project Extaka Zero where he adopts the nickname of Xkopeta. With N’Star and Jay Pee he released the album “Do Rovuma ao Maputo”, a fusion of rhythms (pandza and dzukuta in Mozambique) with rap.

 

Although the album was a success due to sales and shows, Duas Caras “lost” some admiration from some of his admirers who accused him of betraying rap.

In 2006 he announced his return to GPRO for fan satisfaction, with a song titled “Back Home” sung on all rap circuits.

Wrapped in some controversy, he launched “Dirty Dirty”, a response to those who called him a traitor to the sweater he always wore. It was followed by “Dzukupandza”, “1st freestyle of the year” and “Open Presidency”, the latter designed for the Gpro Mixtape project.

Duas Caras left Gpro once again, releasing a single independently during this period, but returned shortly after, where he returned to be the main artist next to Trez Agah where they released the Album GPRO FOREVA.

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Eduardo Mondlane

Eduardo Chivambo Mondlane served as the founding President of the Mozambican Liberation Front from 1962, the year that FRELIMO was founded in Tanzania, until his assassination in 1969. Born: June 20, 1920, Manjacaze Died: February 3, 1969, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Party: FRELIMO Books: The struggle for Mozambique, Eduardo Mondlane Education: University of Lisbon University of the Witwatersrand(1949), Oberlin College, Northwestern University Organizations founded: FRELIMO   Source: … Continue reading Eduardo Mondlane

Eduardo Chivambo Mondlane served as the founding President of the Mozambican Liberation Front from 1962, the year that FRELIMO was founded in Tanzania, until his assassination in 1969.

BornJune 20, 1920, Manjacaze

DiedFebruary 3, 1969, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

PartyFRELIMO

BooksThe struggle for Mozambique, Eduardo Mondlane

EducationUniversity of Lisbon University of the Witwatersrand(1949), Oberlin College, Northwestern University

Organizations foundedFRELIMO

 

Source: Wikipedia

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Alberto Mabungulane Chissano 

(25 January 1935 – 19 February 1994) born in Manjacaze, Gaza, in the south of Portuguese Mozambique and died in his home in Matola.  Was a sculptor best known for his work using indigenous woods, and sculptures in rock, stone and iron. Born: 25 January 1935 Place of Birth: Manjacaze, Gaza, Mozambique Died: 19 February 1994 Source: Wikipedia

(25 January 1935 – 19 February 1994) born in Manjacaze, Gaza, in the south of Portuguese Mozambique and died in his home in Matola.  Was a sculptor best known for his work using indigenous woods, and sculptures in rock, stone and iron.

Born: 25 January 1935

Place of Birth: Manjacaze, Gaza, Mozambique

Died: 19 February 1994

Source: Wikipedia

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Mário Coluna

Mário Esteves Coluna born on August 6th 1935 was a Portuguese soccer player who played mainly as a central midfielder. He spent most of his career with Benfica, appearing in 525 official games and scoring 127 goals during 16 professional seasons. Dubbed Monstro Sagrado (Sacred Monster), he won 19 major titles with his main club, … Continue reading Mário Coluna

Mário Esteves Coluna born on August 6th 1935 was a Portuguese soccer player who played mainly as a central midfielder. He spent most of his career with Benfica, appearing in 525 official games and scoring 127 goals during 16 professional seasons. Dubbed Monstro Sagrado (Sacred Monster), he won 19 major titles with his main club, including ten national leagues and two European Cups. Coluna represented Portugal at the 1966 World Cup, and earned a total of 57 caps. He was considered one of the best midfielders of his generation, also being viewed as one of the most talented Portuguese players of all time.

Born in Inhaca to a Portuguese father and a Mozambican mother. He was spotted by S.L. Benfica while playing for Desportivo de Lourenço Marques (now Maputo), where he excelled at basketball and track and field. Signed by the Lisbon club in 1954, he started playing as an inside forward, scoring a career-best 14 goals in 26 games in his first season in Portugal and winning the first of his national championships; subsequently, he was successfully reconverted as a central or attacking midfielder by manager Otto Glória, where he put to good use his stamina and strength, adding to this an accurate and powerful long-distance shot and technical skills.

Coluna captained Benfica from 1963 to 1970, in 328 matches. Already at the service of Olympique Lyonnais he was awarded a testimonial match by his main club on 8 December 1970, playing against a UEFA selection that featured the likes of Johan Cruyff, Dragan Džajić, Geoff Hurst, Bobby Moore, Luis Suárez or Uwe Seeler. He retired professionally at the age of 35, after one sole campaign with the French side – he still spent one year with amateurs Sport Clube Estrela from Porto Alegre, acting as a player-coach.

Coluna scored in both European Cup finals won by Benfica: in 1961, he beat FC Barcelona’s Antoni Ramallets from long range in a 3–2 win in Bern. The following year, against fellow Spaniards Real Madrid, he netted the 3–3 equalizer and, subsequently, was supposed to take the penalty that resulted in the 4–3 lead (eventual 5–3 triumph), when youngster Eusébio politely asked if he could shoot it instead.

Coluna played 57 times for the Portugal national team, scoring eight goals. His first appearance was in a friendly match with Scotland on 4 May 1955 (0–3 loss), and his last on 11 December 1968 in a 2–4 defeat in Greece for the 1970 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. Coluna captained the Magriços side in all except one of the games during the third-place campaign at the 1966 World Cup, in England.

After Mozambique became independent in 1975, Coluna held the post of President of its Football Federation. He also served as the country’s Minister of Sports, from 1994 to 1999. Coluna died on 25 February 2014 at the age of 78 in Maputo, after not being able to overcome a pulmonary infection

Honours

Club

Benfica

  • Primeira Liga: 1954–55, 1956–57, 1959–60, 1960–61, 1962–63, 1963–64, 1964–65, 1966–67, 1967–68, 1968–69
  • Taça de Portugal: 1954–55, 1956–57, 1958–59, 1961–62, 1963–64, 1968–69, 1969–70
  • European Cup: 1960–61, 1961–62

International

Portugal

  • FIFA World Cup: Third-place 1966

Individual

  • World Soccer World XI: 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966[7]
  • FIFA World Cup: All-Star Team 1966
  • FIFA XI: 1967[8]
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Naguib Elias Abdula

Naguib Elias Abdula was born in 1955, in the Mozambican province of Tete. With his work exhibited at the United Nations headquarters and at the Vatican, painter and muralist Naguib Elias is one of Mozambique’s most renowned living artists. Born: 1955 Place of Birth: Tete, Mozambique Exhibitions: United Nations headquarters and at the Vatican Source: Wikipedia  

Naguib Elias Abdula was born in 1955, in the Mozambican province of Tete. With his work exhibited at the United Nations headquarters and at the Vatican, painter and muralist Naguib Elias is one of Mozambique’s most renowned living artists.

Born: 1955

Place of Birth: Tete, Mozambique

Exhibitions: United Nations headquarters and at the Vatican

Source: Wikipedia

 

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Gabriel Monjane

  8 feet 0.75 inches (245.7 cm) Gabriel Monjane (born Gabriel Estêvão Monjane 1944 – 1990) is one of only 16 individuals in medical history to have reached 8 feet or more in height. Born in Manjacaze, Mozambique, Gabriel Monjane’s abnormal growth, attributed to an overactive pituitary gland, started soon after birth. By the time he … Continue reading Gabriel Monjane

 

8 feet 0.75 inches (245.7 cm)

Gabriel Monjane (born Gabriel Estêvão Monjane 1944 – 1990) is one of only 16 individuals in medical history to have reached 8 feet or more in height.

Born in Manjacaze, Mozambique, Gabriel Monjane’s abnormal growth, attributed to an overactive pituitary gland, started soon after birth. By the time he was 17, Gabriel Monjane stood 7 feet 10 inches. He joined a Portuguese circus around this age, and was billed as 8 feet 8.3 inches. When measured officially in 1987, Gabriel Monjane was attributed with the height of 8 feet and three quarters of an inch. He also weighed 29 stone and 12 lbs (418 lb).

During his lifetime, especially late into his life, Monjane suffered leg problems and was once crippled after falling and breaking his hip.

The Guinness Book of Records stated that he was the tallest living man in their 1988 edition. Gabriel Monjane died in January 1990 after a fall at his home (supposedly from the stairs), after which Suleiman Ali Nashnush, another African, became the tallest living man.

Born: 1944, Manjacaze, Mozambique
Died: January 1990, Mozambique
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Neyma Alfredo

Neyma began her career when she appeared on the Fantasia TV singing competition, in which she took in the second place. However, her breakthrough came when she was given a recording contract and in 1999 released her first album, Brigas. It featured the popular singles “Brigas”, “Mae virtude mais bela” and the well received single, “Praia feliz”, which … Continue reading Neyma Alfredo

Neyma began her career when she appeared on the Fantasia TV singing competition, in which she took in the second place. However, her breakthrough came when she was given a recording contract and in 1999 released her first album, Brigas. It featured the popular singles “Brigas”, “Mae virtude mais bela” and the well received single, “Praia feliz”, which won her much publicity. The success of the album Brigas led her to release Baila in 2000 and Renascer in 2001. But it was Arromba, released in 2005, that brought Neyma back into the spotlight as an acclaimed singer who was internationally recognized as a major singing sensation from Mozambique and the Lusophone world. In early 2010, she released her sixth album, entitled Neyma 10 Anos in acknowledgement of her 10 years in the Mozambican music industry.

Born: May 6, 1979 (age 37) in MaputoMozambique.

Genres: Marrabenta, Kizomba, Afro-Zouk.

Occupation: Singer.

Years active: 1999-Present.

Source: Wikipedia.

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Ricardo Achiles Rangel

With Euro-Afro-Asian roots, Ricardo Achiles Rangel was born in Lourenço Marques, now Maputo, in 1924. He died in 2009. Rebel and sensitive, with a willing strength that bordered on stubbornness, he managed, as a teenager, to enter in a photographic laboratory as a dark room assistant, he was later promoted to printer and eventually as … Continue reading Ricardo Achiles Rangel

With Euro-Afro-Asian roots, Ricardo Achiles Rangel was born in Lourenço Marques, now Maputo, in 1924. He died in 2009.

Rebel and sensitive, with a willing strength that bordered on stubbornness, he managed, as a teenager, to enter in a photographic laboratory as a dark room assistant, he was later promoted to printer and eventually as the first non-white photo-reporter in the early 50’s.

Rangel documented watershed moments in Mozambique’s troubled history under colonial rule, the lengthy liberation war, until the independence in 1975. He thereafter declined to be an official artist for the revolutionary government and focused on his photographic work as he assumed the direction of the Centre of Photographic Formation in Maputo.

His work is documented in numerous publications and has been exhibited around the world. The series “Our nightly bread” on Maputo’s prostitutes, spanning 20 years, is regarded as a masterpiece of African photography.

Born: 1924

Place of Birth: Lourenço Marques, now Maputo

Died: 2009

Source: Wikipedia

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Gonçalo Mabunda

Gonçalo Mabunda, born in 1975 in Maputo, in Mozambique, is a Mozambican designer and sculptor. Gonçalo Mabunda educated in Mozambique and South Africa and has worked as a full time artist since 1997. He uses his furniture, including thrones, and their anthropomorphic sculptures, weapons, which were collected in 1992 after sixteen years of armed conflict in Mozambique. He had his first … Continue reading Gonçalo Mabunda

Gonçalo Mabunda, born in 1975 in Maputo, in Mozambique, is a Mozambican designer and sculptor.

Gonçalo Mabunda educated in Mozambique and South Africa and has worked as a full time artist since 1997. He uses his furniture, including thrones, and their anthropomorphic sculptures, weapons, which were collected in 1992 after sixteen years of armed conflict in Mozambique. He had his first exhibition outside of Mozambique in 1995, Tech Icon Natal in Durban, South Africa.

He made ​​the sculpture prize of the Clinton Global International Citizen Awards in 2008. He has been asked to participate in delutställningen All The World’s Futures at the Venice Biennale 2015th.

Gonçalo Mabunda lives and works in Maputo.

Born: 1975

Place of Birth: Maputo, Mozambique

Education: In Mozambique and South Africa

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Ernesto Max Elias Tonela

Ernesto Max Elias Tonela is an economist trained at Universidade Eduardo Mondlane. Tonela was finance director of Electricidade de Moçambique (EdM) in the era in which it was run by Jacinto Veloso. At the time of his nomination to become Minister of Industry and Commerce in 2015, he was the Administrator of Hidroeléctrica de Cahora … Continue reading Ernesto Max Elias Tonela

Ernesto Max Elias Tonela is an economist trained at Universidade Eduardo Mondlane. Tonela was finance director of Electricidade de Moçambique (EdM) in the era in which it was run by Jacinto Veloso. At the time of his nomination to become Minister of Industry and Commerce in 2015, he was the Administrator of Hidroeléctrica de Cahora Bassa (HCB).

Source: CIP

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Mc Roger

  (Real name Rogério Dinis) is a Mozambican singer of Reggaeton and Pandza and was the host of the television program “Músicas d ‘ África” for RTP. MC Roger revealed as a Mozambican music star in his appearance on the hit ” O que esta a dar ” alongside rapper Zito Doggystyle. So far he … Continue reading Mc Roger

 

(Real name Rogério Dinis) is a Mozambican singer of Reggaeton and Pandza and was the host of the television program “Músicas d ‘ África” for RTP. MC Roger revealed as a Mozambican music star in his appearance on the hit ” O que esta a dar ” alongside rapper Zito Doggystyle. So far he has released 10 albums and several videos. His work involves the support and participation of several national music icons such as Doppaz, Mr. Arssen and many others.

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Joaquim Chissano

Former President of Mozambique Joaquim Alberto Chissano was the second President of Mozambique, serving from 1986 to 2005. He is credited with transforming the war-torn country of Mozambique into one of the most successful African democracies.  Born: October 22, 1939 Chibuto District Education: University of Lisbon Party: FRELIMO Presidential term: November 6, 1986 – February 2, 2005 Movies: En Route … Continue reading Joaquim Chissano

Former President of Mozambique

Joaquim Alberto Chissano was the second President of Mozambique, serving from 1986 to 2005. He is credited with transforming the war-torn country of Mozambique into one of the most successful African democracies. 

BornOctober 22, 1939 Chibuto District

EducationUniversity of Lisbon

PartyFRELIMO

Presidential termNovember 6, 1986 – February 2, 2005

MoviesEn Route to Baghdad

ChildrenNyimpine Chissano

Source: Wikipedia

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Verónica Macamo

Verónica Nataniel Macamo Dlovo  is a politician from Mozambique. Was born in 1957 and is member of Frelimo Party. First, she has been elected to Gaza provincial assembly and than in 1994, as Parliament Vice-President, position she held during 15 years. In 2004, she was also a member of the Pan-African Parliament. In 2010, she became not only … Continue reading Verónica Macamo

Verónica Nataniel Macamo Dlovo  is a politician from Mozambique. Was born in 1957 and is member of Frelimo Party. First, she has been elected to Gaza provincial assembly and than in 1994, as Parliament Vice-President, position she held during 15 years. In 2004, she was also a member of the Pan-African Parliament. In 2010, she became not only President of the Mozambican Parliament, but also the first Mozambican woman to fill this post.

Born:  November 12, 1957

Party: FRELIMO

Education: Lawyer

Source: Wikipedia; www.parlamento.mz

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Jose Alberto Basto Pereira Forjaz

Born: Coimbra, Portugal The architect Jose Forjaz has worked in Sub-Saharian Africa since the early 1960s and after serving as National Director of housing for seven years , was that Country’s  Secretary of State for physical planning. He has also designed in Swaziland, Tanzania, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Kenya. Forjaz searches to make an architecture that … Continue reading Jose Alberto Basto Pereira Forjaz

Born: Coimbra, Portugal

The architect Jose Forjaz has worked in Sub-Saharian Africa since the early 1960s and after serving as National Director of housing for seven years , was that Country’s  Secretary of State for physical planning. He has also designed in Swaziland, Tanzania, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Kenya. Forjaz searches to make an architecture that is not merely Eurocentric, but which finds reasons for its forms within the local culture.

Education

Diploma in Architecture with distinction

Fine Arts School of Oporto, Portugal 1966

Master of Science in Architecture, Columbia, University, New York, U.S.1968

Professional Membership and Registration

Licensed to practice architecture in Portugal, Mozambique, South Africa.

Member of the South African Council For Architect 1990

Member of the South African Institute of Architect 1969

Member of the Associação dos Arquitectos Portugueses 1991

Source: www.joseforjazarquitectos.com

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Manuel de Araujo

Manuel A. Alculete Lopes de Araújo (born 11 October 1970) is a Mozambican politician who has been Mayor of Quelimane since December 2011. He has served as a Member of Parliament for Maganja da Costa Constituency, Zambezia Province, Shadow Minister for Youth, Sports, Tourism and Culture and Shadow Secretary of State for Europe, North, Central and South America. He has lectured … Continue reading Manuel de Araujo

Manuel A. Alculete Lopes de Araújo (born 11 October 1970) is a Mozambican politician who has been Mayor of Quelimane since December 2011. He has served as a Member of Parliament for Maganja da Costa Constituency, Zambezia Province, Shadow Minister for Youth, Sports, Tourism and Culture and Shadow Secretary of State for Europe, North, Central and South America.

He has lectured in Economics, Development Economics, International Relations and Comparative Foreign Policy at Pedagogical University, Instituto Superior de Ciencias e Tecnologias de MoçambiqueUniversidade A Politecnica and Instituto Superior de Relações Internacionais.

Manuel de Araujo, was a Campaigner for the Portuguese and Spanish African Speaking Countries (Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Sao Tome e Principe) and then a Campaign Coordinator for the Southern African Development Community Project on Policing and Human Rights at Amnesty International (London). Previously, Manuel de Araujo was also a researcher for the Southern African Research and Documentation Centre (SARDC) Human Development Report Project

Born: October 11,1970

Education: Mozambique:BA,Honors degree,Instituto Superior de Relações Internacionais. Zimbabwe: MPS, University of Zimbabwe and SARIPS. United Kingdom: SOAS, University of London (MSc) and the University of East Anglia (PhD, 2011).

Political Party: MDM (Democratic Movement of Mozambique).

Source: Wikipedia

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Leticia da Silva Klemens

On October 17th 2016, the President of the Republic of Mozambique Filipe Nyisi, appointed Leticia Klemens as the new Minister of Mineral Sources and Energy, in replacement of Pedro Couto. Leticia Klemens was born in August 15th, 1972 in Maputo. Graduated in Communications in 1998 and in Law in 2005 by the Higher Polytechnic University … Continue reading Leticia da Silva Klemens

On October 17th 2016, the President of the Republic of Mozambique Filipe Nyisi, appointed Leticia Klemens as the new Minister of Mineral Sources and Energy, in replacement of Pedro Couto.

Leticia Klemens was born in August 15th, 1972 in Maputo. Graduated in Communications in 1998 and in Law in 2005 by the Higher Polytechnic University Institute, Klemens is a well-known business woman.

According to “A Verdade” newspaper, Leticia founded PROSERV Mozambique a company dedicated to the fight against malaria. Furthermore, she is the chairman and founding member of the Association of Mozambican women entrepreneurs. By the time of her nomination, she was the chairman of the shareholders’ meeting of Millennium Bim- a Mozambican commercial bank.

Sources: Wikpedia; “ A Verdade”newspaper

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Adriano Maleiane

Adriano Maleiane is the Minister of Economy and Finance of the Republic of Mozambique. Adriano has worked in the Banking Sector for more than 33 years in various positions, including as Central Bank Governor in Mozambique for 15 years. He also worked as National Director for Agrarian Economy in the Ministry of Agriculture, coordinating the … Continue reading Adriano Maleiane

Adriano Maleiane is the Minister of Economy and Finance of the Republic of Mozambique. Adriano has worked in the Banking Sector for more than 33 years in various positions, including as Central Bank Governor in Mozambique for 15 years.

He also worked as National Director for Agrarian Economy in the Ministry of Agriculture, coordinating the implementation of the agrarian policy. He lectured financial systems at the Eduardo Mondlane University. Adriano’s background is in Accounting and Financial Sciences.

Source: The World Bank

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Afonso Dhlakama

Mozambican Politician Afonso Marceta Macacho Dhlakama is a Mozambican politician and the leader of RENAMO, an anti-communist guerrilla movement that fought the FRELIMO government in the Mozambican Civil War before signing. Born: January 1, 1953 Sofala Province Party: RENAMO Spouse: Dona Rosario (m. 1980) Parents: Nhundasse Massambajene Siblings: Elias Marceta Dhlakama Source:  Wikipedia

Mozambican Politician

Afonso Marceta Macacho Dhlakama is a Mozambican politician and the leader of RENAMO, an anti-communist guerrilla movement that fought the FRELIMO government in the Mozambican Civil War before signing.

BornJanuary 1, 1953 Sofala Province

PartyRENAMO

SpouseDona Rosario (m. 1980)

ParentsNhundasse Massambajene

SiblingsElias Marceta Dhlakama

Source:  Wikipedia

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Samora Machel

Political leader Samora Moisés Machel was a Mozambican military commander, revolutionary socialist leader, and eventual President of Mozambique. Born: September 29, 1933, Gaza Province Died: October 19, 1986, Mbuzini, South Africa Succeeded by: Joaquim Chissano Spouse: Graça Machel (m. 1975–1986), Josina Mutemba (m. 1969–1971) Children: Samito Machel, Idelson Machel, Olívia Machel, more Books: Samora Machel, an African revolutionary, more Source: Wikipedia

Political leader

Samora Moisés Machel was a Mozambican military commander, revolutionary socialist leader, and eventual President of Mozambique.

BornSeptember 29, 1933, Gaza Province

DiedOctober 19, 1986, Mbuzini, South Africa

Succeeded byJoaquim Chissano

SpouseGraça Machel (m. 1975–1986), Josina Mutemba (m. 1969–1971)

ChildrenSamito Machel, Idelson Machel, Olívia Machel, more

BooksSamora Machel, an African revolutionary, more

Source: Wikipedia

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Graça Machel

Graça Machel DBE is a Mozambican politician and humanitarian. She is the widow of former South African president Nelson Mandela and of Mozambican president Samora Machel.  Born: October 17, 1945 Gaza Province Education: University of Lisbon Party: FRELIMO Spouse: Nelson Mandela (m. 1998–2013), Samora Machel (m. 1975–1986) Children: Josina Z. Machel, Malengani Machel Books: The impact of war on children Source: Wikipedia Steven Le Vourc’h … Continue reading Graça Machel

Graça Machel DBE is a Mozambican politician and humanitarian. She is the widow of former South African president Nelson Mandela and of Mozambican president Samora Machel. 

BornOctober 17, 1945 Gaza Province

EducationUniversity of Lisbon

PartyFRELIMO

SpouseNelson Mandela (m. 1998–2013), Samora Machel (m. 1975–1986)

ChildrenJosina Z. Machel, Malengani Machel

BooksThe impact of war on children

Source: Wikipedia

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Armando Guebuza

Former President of Mozambique Armando Emílio Guebuza is a Mozambican politician who was President of Mozambique from 2005 to 2015.  Born: January 20, 1943), Murrupula Spouse: Maria da Luz Guebuza Party: FRELIMO Presidential term: February 2, 2005 – January 15, 2015 Previous office: President of Mozambique (2005–2015) Children: Valentina Guebuza, Armando Ndambi Guebuza, Norah Guebuza, Mussumbuluko Guebuza Source: Wikipedia Steven Le Vourc’h / Saint-Louis Studio … Continue reading Armando Guebuza

Former President of Mozambique

Armando Emílio Guebuza is a Mozambican politician who was President of Mozambique from 2005 to 2015. 

BornJanuary 20, 1943), Murrupula

SpouseMaria da Luz Guebuza

PartyFRELIMO

Presidential termFebruary 2, 2005 – January 15, 2015

Previous officePresident of Mozambique (2005–2015)

ChildrenValentina Guebuza, Armando Ndambi Guebuza, Norah Guebuza, Mussumbuluko Guebuza

Source: Wikipedia

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Maria Lurdes Mutola

Athlete Maria de Lurdes Mutola is a retired female track and field athlete from Mozambique who has specialised in the 800 metres. She was born in Maputo, hence the nickname of “The Maputo Express”. She is the fourth athlete to compete at six Olympic Games.  Born: October 27, 1972 Maputo Weight: 61 kg Education: Springfield High School Olympic medals: Athletics … Continue reading Maria Lurdes Mutola

Athlete

Maria de Lurdes Mutola is a retired female track and field athlete from Mozambique who has specialised in the 800 metres. She was born in Maputo, hence the nickname of “The Maputo Express”. She is the fourth athlete to compete at six Olympic Games. 

BornOctober 27, 1972 Maputo

Weight61 kg

EducationSpringfield High School

Olympic medalsAthletics at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Women’s 800 metres, more

NominationsLaureus World Sports Award for Sportswoman of the Year

Source: Wikipedia

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José Craveirinha

Journalist José Craveirinha was a Mozambican journalist, story writer and poet, who is today considered the greatest poet of Mozambique. His poems, written in Portuguese, address such issues as racism and the Portuguese colonial domination of Mozambique.  Born: May 28, 1922, Maputo Died: February 6, 2003, Maputo Source: Wikipedia

Journalist

José Craveirinha was a Mozambican journalist, story writer and poet, who is today considered the greatest poet of Mozambique. His poems, written in Portuguese, address such issues as racism and the Portuguese colonial domination of Mozambique. 

BornMay 28, 1922, Maputo

DiedFebruary 6, 2003, Maputo

Source: Wikipedia

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Mia Couto

Writer António Emílio Leite Couto, better known as Mia Couto, is a Mozambican writer and the winner of the 2014 Neustadt International Prize for Literature.  Born: July 5, 1955 Beira Spouse: Patrícia Couto Movies: The Last Flight of the Flamingo, Sleepwalking Land Children: Rita Couto, Madyo Dawany Parents: Maria de Jesus, Fernando Couto Source: Wikipedia

Writer

António Emílio Leite Couto, better known as Mia Couto, is a Mozambican writer and the winner of the 2014 Neustadt International Prize for Literature. 

BornJuly 5, 1955 Beira

SpousePatrícia Couto

MoviesThe Last Flight of the Flamingo, Sleepwalking Land

ChildrenRita Couto, Madyo Dawany

ParentsMaria de Jesus, Fernando Couto

Source: Wikipedia

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Filipe Nyusi

President of Mozambique Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, also spelt Nyussi, is the fourth President of Mozambique, in office since 2015. He previously served as Minister of Defense from 2008 to 2014.   Born: February 9, 1959 (age 57), Mueda District Spouse: Isaura Nyusi Party: FRELIMO Presidential term: January 15, 2015 – Office: President of Mozambique since … Continue reading Filipe Nyusi

President of Mozambique

Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, also spelt Nyussi, is the fourth President of Mozambique, in office since 2015. He previously served as Minister of Defense from 2008 to 2014.

 

Born: February 9, 1959 (age 57), Mueda District

Spouse: Isaura Nyusi

Party: FRELIMO

Presidential term: January 15, 2015 –

Office: President of Mozambique since 2015

Education: Victoria University of Manchester, Brno University of Technology, University of Manchester

Parents: Angelina Daima, Jacinto Nyusi Chimela

Source: Wikipedia

 

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Lucrecia Paco

Lucrecia Paco is a Mozambican international actress.  Born and raised in colonial context, when cultural expressions were not authorized, and practices like speaking bantu languages, sing and dance traditional sounds were things that the Portuguese colonial masters didn’t accept. However, the natives used to find a way out to do it. In 1975, when Mozambique … Continue reading Lucrecia Paco

Lucrecia Paco is a Mozambican international actress.  Born and raised in colonial context, when cultural expressions were not authorized, and practices like speaking bantu languages, sing and dance traditional sounds were things that the Portuguese colonial masters didn’t accept. However, the natives used to find a way out to do it. In 1975, when Mozambique became free country, the culture was one of the channels that the government used to disseminate policies. As such, around the 80s, numerous theater groups we formed within the neighborhoods. Tchova xita duma was one of them and Lucrecia Paco was part of it.  In 1984, after participating in the documentary Maputo Mulher, she realized the importance of arts within society. Few years later, she joined Mutumbela Gogo, the  theater group where she became professional and still remains  there today as actress.

Born: October 19, 1969

Theater  Group: Mutumbela Gogo.

Source: www.biografia.co.mz

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Azagaia

Edson da Luz, popularly known as Azagaia, is a successful Mozambican rapper, born on May 6, 1984 in Namaacha, Maputo, the son of a Cape Verdean father and a Mozambican mother. He is known for his very controversial social intervention songs. Early career He began his musical career in the hip hop group Dynasty Bantu, … Continue reading Azagaia

Edson da Luz, popularly known as Azagaia, is a successful Mozambican rapper, born on May 6, 1984 in Namaacha, Maputo, the son of a Cape Verdean father and a Mozambican mother. He is known for his very controversial social intervention songs.

Early career

He began his musical career in the hip hop group Dynasty Bantu, with rapper and friend MC Escudo, with whom they recorded the album Siavuma. He later joined Cotonete Records and released his first solo album, Babalaze.

Babalaze’s fame came with the release of the song “Mentiras da Verdade” from the Babalaze album, a song that brings back the style of social criticism presented years ago in the song País da Marrabenta of Gpro Fam. The music was the subject of debate in various social circles and quickly put Azagaia in the spotlight.

The Babalaze album was released on November 10, 2007, becoming a record sale on its day of debut.

After the strike of February 5, 2008, Azagaia received a subpoena and had to appear before the Attorney, because of People in Power, a sound that the rapper launched talking about the strike. The rapper did not get accused. Also in the same year the rapper participated in a world music festival in Portugal, Porto city. The Mestiço Festival received Azagaia that shared the poster with Marcelo D2 a Brazilian rapper and Sam The Kid a Portuguese rapper.

On December 25, 2007 and 2008, Azagaia released the songs “Thank you Father Christmas” and “Thanks again Father Christmas”, where he gives a retrospective of the main events of the year in the country, according to his point of view.

In 2009, Azagaia released the video Combatentes da Fortuna, of the music that the rapper says to have been inspired by the crisis of Zimbabwe. Later in 2015, statements were made indicating that Azagaia would be a candidate for the assembly of the Republic by the electoral cycle of Maputo Province, competing for the MDM party, led by Daviz Simango. However, the MDM party did not compete for this circle. At the end of this year, Azagaia heads to Angola to participate in the show of Angolan rapper Kid MC, and was again next to Sam The Kid.

In 2010 he released the song Arri, which portrays a drug smuggling scandal in Mozambique, as well as other cases of tax evasion and murder. This scandal refers to the Mozambican businessman Mohamed Bashir Sulemane who was included by the U.S.A in the list of drug lords.

In the same year, Azagaia participated in two music festivals in Denmark, the Fair Trade Festival and the RAW Festival, being that the first event was a charity event with the participation of musicians from various parts of the world and the second one had to do more with electronic and urban music.

Azagaia released his second album, titled Cubaliwa (meaning “birth” in Sena which is a language from the Central and North region of Mozambique).

One of the most striking moments of the rapper happened in 2014, when he was diagnosed with brain tumor, a disease that could have taken his life of the musician if it had not been treated with urgency. After the diagnosis, Azagaia asked for help from fans, friends, family and businessmen to be able to carry out the operation in order to remove the tumor.

The operation was to be carried out in India and would cost $ 25,000. It took only 11 days to get the value to perform the operation. With all the conditions already in place, Azagaia embarked for India accompanied by her father. A few days later he was successfully operated.

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Lizha James

Elisa Lisete James Humbane, better known as Lizha James, was born in Maputo, on December 12, 1982. She is a successful Mozambican singer. At the beginning of her career, her style of music included a mix of rhythms such as Marrabenta, Reggae, R&B and Hip hop. Early life and career. Daughter of Jaime James Humbane … Continue reading Lizha James

Elisa Lisete James Humbane, better known as Lizha James, was born in Maputo, on December 12, 1982. She is a successful Mozambican singer. At the beginning of her career, her style of music included a mix of rhythms such as Marrabenta, Reggae, R&B and Hip hop.

Early life and career.

Daughter of Jaime James Humbane and Fernanda Madalena, she began singing as part of the Methodist Church, United Methodist Church. According to her father, Elisa is the name of her aunt who used to sing so well. According to her mother, Lizha was never a troublesome girl, always geared towards her studies and religion. However, at age 14 her musical taste changed completely, when Elisa incorporated the group Electro Base in the style of house music. However, her career gained momentum only when she started performing solo, releasing her first album in 2000 – “Watching You.” Two years later, she began working as a printing model for companies such as Coca Cola, Sabco; Mcel; King Pie, etc.

ALBUMS Rainha do Ragga (Queen of Ragga)In 2005, Lizha released her second album which was a big hit – Queen of Reggae – which includes hits like “4 All Ya”. In 2006, with the video clip for this song Lizha is awarded for the Best Female Video at Channel O Music Video Awards. It was indicated in six categories. Sentimentos de Mulher (Feelings of Women)This is the third album released by Lizha James and features more musical growth with mixes of Marrabenta and Reggae. The album’s most popular singles include songs like “Fights Between Families” and “Aniguiri” which feature a brilliant mix of different genres of music, thus defining genres of popular Mozambican music. In 2007, she is again awarded the Channel O Music Video Awards for Best Video in the R&B category, and Afro Music Channel Grammy for best song with the song “Nuna wa Mina” (“My husband”). In 2008 she is again awarded the Channel O Music Awards for Best Female Video Award for the song “Nita Mukuma Kwini” (“Where Are We Going?”). During this period, Lizha made several partnerships with different singers like South African artists Mandoza, Loyiso and Kabelo. In 2009, she was awarded the Best Artist in Southern Africa for the song “Estilo xakhale”. In 2010, she recorded a song with the Brazilian singer, Alcione “És Meu” meaning You are mine, for part 2 of her album Sentimentos de Mulher. For the same album, she recorded her version for the acclaimed Mozambican song “Totte,” remixing the jazz sounds with Jimmy Dludlu.

 Bang Entertainment  is an entertainment and etiquette company founded by her husband, Bang who promotes Mozambican music and helps organize events in the country. The label used to have many of the most famous Mozambican artists such as, Valdemiro José, Dama do Bling, Ziqo, Denny OG and Marlene. Marriage and events In 2010, Lizha James got engaged and married her long-term boyfriend and music producer – Bang. Her wedding was attended by famous African artists, such as Anselmo Ralph, Gilberto Mendes, among others. Her wedding dress was designed by the Mozambican stylist Taibo. After this, Lizha gave birth to a girl. During her pregnancy Lizha reduced her appearances, however she remained active in the music world. In 2011, Lizha released “Nandi We,” a song produced by musician, producer and composer Sslowli who talked about domestic violence, and in the same year, “Stop Trafico”, funded by the US Embassy in Mozambique which talks about children trafficking giving people awareness about this real problem in Mozambique as well as around the world. Some people, however, found the video too cumbersome.

Awards and nominations2005 – TVZINE award for best singer2006 – Best African Video – 4 All Yall (Channel O Grammy Award)2007 – Best R & B Video; – Nuna Wa Mina (Channel O Grammy Award) and Afro Music Channel Awards2008 – Best Female Video Best Video – Nita Mukuma Kwini (Channel O Grammy Award)2009 – Best Southern African Artist – Xtilo Xakhale (Channel O Grammy Award

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Eusébio

Footballer Eusébio da Silva Ferreira, GCIH, GCM, was a Portuguese footballer who played as a striker. Eusébio is considered one of the greatest footballers of all time.  Born: January 25, 1942, Maputo Died: January 5, 2014, Lisbon, Portugal Height: 1.75 m Spouse: Flora (m. 1965–2014) Awards: Ballon d’Or, BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year Children: Carla, Sandra  Source: Wikipedia

Footballer

Eusébio da Silva Ferreira, GCIH, GCM, was a Portuguese footballer who played as a striker. Eusébio is considered one of the greatest footballers of all time. 

BornJanuary 25, 1942, Maputo

DiedJanuary 5, 2014, Lisbon, Portugal

Height1.75 m

SpouseFlora (m. 1965–2014)

AwardsBallon d’Or, BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year

ChildrenCarla, Sandra

 Source: Wikipedia

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Mingas

Elisa Domingas Jamisse mostly known by her stage name ‘Mingas’ is a Mozambican singer. Born in the capital city, Maputo in Mozambique Mingas started to sing at a very early age. Her music is a mixture of Afro sounds that gives prominence to the rhythms of the Chope people of southern Mozambique, and she is one of … Continue reading Mingas

Elisa Domingas Jamisse mostly known by her stage name ‘Mingas’ is a Mozambican singer. Born in the capital city, Maputo in Mozambique Mingas started to sing at a very early age. Her music is a mixture of Afro sounds that gives prominence to the rhythms of the Chope people of southern Mozambique, and she is one of the most famous singers of Marrabenta. Her career is marked with big hits and collaborations with major African singers like Miriam MakebaHugh MasekelaAngélique KidjoBaba MaalYvonne Chaka ChakaJimmy DludluGilberto Gil, among others.

Born: Maputo.

Albums: Vuka Africa, Vhumela.

Source: Wikipedia.

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Calane da Silva

Author Raul Alves Calane da Silva (born in Maputo, 20th October 1945) is a poet a writer and a Mozambican journalist Calane da Silva coordinated the Gazeta Artes e Letras from revista Tempo, in 1985, and was a chief editor at Televisão Experimental de Moçambique in 1987. He was also a Board member of the Association of Mozambican writers. Some … Continue reading Calane da Silva

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Raul Alves Calane da Silva (born in Maputo, 20th October 1945) is a poet a writer and a Mozambican journalist

Calane da Silva coordinated the Gazeta Artes e Letras from revista Tempo, in 1985, and was a chief editor at Televisão Experimental de Moçambique in 1987.

He was also a Board member of the Association of Mozambican writers.

Some of his published work:

  • Dos meninos da Malanga. Maputo: Cadernos Tempo, 1982.

Poetry

  • Xicandarinha na lenha do mundo. Maputo: Associação dos Escritores Moçambicanos, 1988. Colecção Karingana.

Contos. Capa de Chichorro.

  • Olhar Moçambique. Maputo: Centro de Formação Fotográfica, 1994
  • Gotas de Sol. Maputo: Associação dos Escritores Moçambicanos, 2006.
  • A Pedagogia do Léxico. O Estiloso Craveirinha. As escolhas leixicais bantus, os neologismos luso-rongas e a sua função estilística e estético-nacionalista nas obras Xigubo e Karingana wa Karingana. Maputo: Imprensa Universitária, 2002.

Publication of the masters thesis.

Preface for Mário Vilela.

  • Ao mata bicho: Textos publicados no semanário “O brado Africano”. Lisboa: Texto Editores, 2006
  • Nyembêtu ou as Cores da Lágrima. Lisboa: Texto Editores. 2008.

Born: October 20th 1945

Place of Birth: Maputo, Mozambique

Books:  Ricardo Rangel: photographer

Source: Wikipedia

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Paulina Chiziane

Paulina Chiziane  is an author of novels and short stories in the Portuguese language. She studied at Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo. She was born to a Protestant family that moved from Gaza to the capital Maputo (then Lourenço Marques) during the writer’s early childhood. At home she spoke Chopi andRonga. Chiziane was the first woman in Mozambique to publish a novel. Her writing has generated some … Continue reading Paulina Chiziane

Paulina Chiziane  is an author of novels and short stories in the Portuguese language. She studied at Eduardo Mondlane UniversityMaputo. She was born to a Protestant family that moved from Gaza to the capital Maputo (then Lourenço Marques) during the writer’s early childhood. At home she spoke Chopi andRonga.

Chiziane was the first woman in Mozambique to publish a novel. Her writing has generated some polemical discussions about social issues, such as the practice of polygamy in the country. For example, her first novel, Balada do Amor ao Vento (1990), discusses polygamy in southern Mozambique during the colonial period. Related to her active involvement in the politics of Frelimo (Liberation Front of Mozambique), her narrative often reflects the social uneasiness of a country ravaged and divided by the war of liberation and the civil conflicts that followed independence. Her novel Niketche: Uma História de Poligamia won the José Craveirinha Prize in 2003.[3]

Born: June 4, 1955

Education: Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo.

Source: Wikipedia.

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Wazimbo

Singer Humberto Carlos Benfica, known as Wazimbo, is one of the greatest voices of Mozambique and one of the most famous marrabenta singers.  Born: November 11, 1948 Mozambique Albums: Luso Noir – Music from Portuguese-Speaking Africa Source: Wikipedia

Singer

Humberto Carlos Benfica, known as Wazimbo, is one of the greatest voices of Mozambique and one of the most famous marrabenta singers. 

Born: November 11, 1948 Mozambique

Albums: Luso Noir – Music from Portuguese-Speaking Africa

Source: Wikipedia

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Moreira Chonguiça

Ethnomusicologist Moreira Chonguica is an ethnomusicologist, saxophonist, songwriter and producer.  Born: February 13, 1977 Mozambique Film music credits: Virgin Margarida Education: University of Cape Town, South African College of Music   Source: Wikipedia

Ethnomusicologist

Moreira Chonguica is an ethnomusicologist, saxophonist, songwriter and producer. 

Born: February 13, 1977 Mozambique

Film music credits: Virgin Margarida

Education: University of Cape Town, South African College of Music

 

Source: Wikipedia

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Oldemiro Baloi

Oldemiro Julio Marques Baloi, is a Mozambican political figure who has served in the government of Mozambique as Minister of Foreign Affairs and cooperation since 2008. Served as Deputy Minister of Cooperation in the early 1990s, then as Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism from 1994 to 1999. He was subsequently active in the Millennium … Continue reading Oldemiro Baloi

Oldemiro Julio Marques Baloi, is a Mozambican political figure who has served in the government of Mozambique as Minister of Foreign Affairs and cooperation since 2008. Served as Deputy Minister of Cooperation in the early 1990s, then as Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism from 1994 to 1999. He was subsequently active in the Millennium BIM (International Bank of Mozambique), serving as a member of its Board of Directors and its Executive Board. On March 10, 2008 he was appointed as Minister of Foreign Affairs, replacing Alcinda Abreu.

Born: April, 9 1955, Maputo.

Party: FRELIMO

Education: Bachelor degree in Economy- Eduardo Mondlane University, Master degree- University of London.

Source: wikipedia; opais.sapo.mz.

 

 

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Eyuphuro

Eyuphuro is a Mozambican band founded in 1981 by Omar Issa, Gimo Remane and Zena Bacar. Their music is a combination of traditional African music and western popular music. Eyuphuro’s music is sung mostly in Makua, a Bantu language. Name of the band means “whirlwind”.  Eyuphuro released successful album Mama Mosambiki before its breakup in … Continue reading Eyuphuro

Eyuphuro is a Mozambican band founded in 1981 by Omar Issa, Gimo Remane and Zena Bacar. Their music is a combination of traditional African music and western popular music. Eyuphuro’s music is sung mostly in Makua, a Bantu language. Name of the band means “whirlwind”.  Eyuphuro released successful album Mama Mosambiki before its breakup in 1990. In 1998 singer Zena Bacar founded Eyuphuro again with new members and in 2001 they released the new album, Yellela.

Albums

  • Mama Mosambiki (1990)
  • Yellela (2001

 

Genre: Marrabenta.

Years active: 1981-1991; 2001-Present.

Source: Wikipedia.

 

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Clarisse Machanguana

Clarisse Machanguana (born 4 October 1976) is a professional Mozambican basketball. She is a successful role model and example of determination and dedication, with the potential to influence an entire generation of youth with her visionary spirit. She had a childhood dream of becoming a lawyer, but instead, her height and dexterity allowed her a twenty-two … Continue reading Clarisse Machanguana

Clarisse Machanguana (born 4 October 1976) is a professional Mozambican basketball. She is a successful role model and example of determination and dedication, with the potential to influence an entire generation of youth with her visionary spirit. She had a childhood dream of becoming a lawyer, but instead, her height and dexterity allowed her a twenty-two year career in professional basketball. She played in the Women’s National Basketball Association in the United States, and in Portugal, Spain, Italy, Brazil, France and Korea.

Fluent in four languages, and skilled at writing and motivating people to action, she has recently published her first book aimed at inspiring readers to pursue their life dreams. She has recently returned to her home country, Mozambique, and is now channeling her efforts toward youth through the work of her organization Fundação Clarisse Machanguana. She aspires to motivate a generation of young people to pursue their dreams through the powerful vehicles of sports, health and education.

Born: October 4, 1976.

Playing Career: 1999-2002.

Career history: 1999-200, Los Angeles Sparks.

2001-Charlotte Sting.

2002-Orlando Miracle.

Source: fcm.org.mz

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Luisa Diogo

Luísa Dias Diogo, (born 11 April 1958) was Prime Minister of Mozambique from February 2004 to January 2010. She replaced Pascoal Mocumbi, who had been Prime Minister for the previous nine years. Before becoming Prime Minister, she was Minister of Planning and Finance, and she continued to hold that post until February 2005.  She was the first … Continue reading Luisa Diogo

Luísa Dias Diogo, (born 11 April 1958) was Prime Minister of Mozambique from February 2004 to January 2010. She replaced Pascoal Mocumbi, who had been Prime Minister for the previous nine years. Before becoming Prime Minister, she was Minister of Planning and Finance, and she continued to hold that post until February 2005.  She was the first female Prime Minister of Mozambique. . In 1980, she began working in Mozambique’s Finance Ministry. Became a department’s head in 1986 and in 1989 became national budget director. Then she worked for the World Bank as program officer in Mozambique. In 1994, she joined the FRELIMO government as Deputy Minister of Finance.

Diogo is a member of the Council of Women World Leaders, an international network of current and former women presidents and prime ministers whose mission is to mobilize the highest-level women leaders globally for collective action on issues of critical importance to women and equitable development. Actually, she is the Barclays Administration Council President.

Born: April 11, 1958

Spouse: Albano Silva.

Education:Bachelor degree in Economics-Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo.

Master degree in Financial Economics-School of Oriental and African studies, University of London.

Party: FRELIMO

Source: Wikipedia

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Maria Helena Taipo

Maria Helena Taipo is the Governor of Sofala Province since 2015. Before being pointed as Governor, she was the Provincial Director of work in Nampula and, in 2005 was the Minister of work. In 2015, when confrontations between governmental forces and RENAMO armed men were taking place in Sofala, Maria Helena Taipo played an important … Continue reading Maria Helena Taipo

Maria Helena Taipo is the Governor of Sofala Province since 2015. Before being pointed as Governor, she was the Provincial Director of work in Nampula and, in 2005 was the Minister of work. In 2015, when confrontations between governmental forces and RENAMO armed men were taking place in Sofala, Maria Helena Taipo played an important role managing to bring together the parts for negotiation.

Born: August 12, 1961. Malema, Nampula.

Party: FRELIMO.

Education: Bachelor degree in Education Science- Catholic University in Nampula. Master degree in Educational Direction.

Office: Governor of Sofala Province since 2015.

Source: Wikipedia.

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Marcelino dos Santos

Marcelino dos Santos, born 20 May 1929 in Lumbo (Nampula province) is a Mozambican poet, revolutionary, and statesman. As a young man he traveled to Portugal and France for education. He is a founding member of the Frente de Libertação de Moçambique (FRELIMO) party.  Marcelino dos Santos, served as FRELIMO deputy president from 1969 to … Continue reading Marcelino dos Santos

Marcelino dos Santos, born 20 May 1929 in Lumbo (Nampula province) is a Mozambican poet, revolutionary, and statesman. As a young man he traveled to Portugal and France for education. He is a founding member of the Frente de Libertação de Moçambique (FRELIMO) party.  Marcelino dos Santos, served as FRELIMO deputy president from 1969 to 1977. Later, he was pointed Minister of Economic Development and the party Political Bureau member. From 1987 to 1994 was member of the Assembly of the Republic and since 1999 is member of the FRELIMO Central Committee.

Born: May 20th, 1929

Party: FRELIMO

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Alice Mabota

Born in April 8 1949 in Maputo, Alice Mabota is well Known in the political and economic scenario in Mozambique, by her strong and front personality. Like most majority of Mozambicans, She struggled to go to school in early age and started her career having regular job as public officer. Alice Mabota, is the founder … Continue reading Alice Mabota

Born in April 8 1949 in Maputo, Alice Mabota is well Known in the political and economic scenario in Mozambique, by her strong and front personality. Like most majority of Mozambicans, She struggled to go to school in early age and started her career having regular job as public officer. Alice Mabota, is the founder and President of the Human Rights league. The league was established in 1993 and aims to advocate in favor of justice, citizen and human rights.

Source: Lifestyle.co.mz/verdade.co.mz.

 

 

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Mr.Bow

Biography of Mr. Bow   Salvador Pedro Maiaze, popularly known as Mr. Bow or even Bawito, was born on 30 April 1982 in Manjacaze district of Gaza province. Son of Pedro Maiaze and Roda Langa, Mr. Bow is a father of five daughters. He draws inspiration from his parents as it was they who encouraged … Continue reading Mr.Bow

Biography of Mr. Bow

 

Salvador Pedro Maiaze, popularly known as Mr. Bow or even Bawito, was born on 30 April 1982 in Manjacaze district of Gaza province. Son of Pedro Maiaze and Roda Langa, Mr. Bow is a father of five daughters. He draws inspiration from his parents as it was they who encouraged him to chase after his dreams by discovering that he had an enormous passion for art, more specifically music.

 

The passion for music started at a young age, let’s say as soon as the musician started talking. Bawito began to take his first steps in the music world in the contests of his neighborhood, contests that were held in clubs, R. Kelly, Back Street Boys, Tyrese and Joe were the musicians in which Mr. Bow was inspired by during the competitions.

 

Salvador Maiaze was also part of various hip-hop groups, at the time he was known as Mc Bow. Mr. Bow left his homeland for Xai-Xai in 1999 for the purpose of working and studying. He then traveled to the Mozambican capital (Maputo) in 2001, where he was going to visit his relatives and eventually settled.

 

In Maputo, Mr. Bow radically changed from “hip-hop” to “R&B” “Soul” and “Zouk”. The song entitled “Leicha” was the one that gained prominence at the time. In 2008, he launched his first album titled “My Dream”, in which he received recognition from the media and the public. The album “Meu sonho” deserved a lot of praise, earning in this way, the title of one of the best albums of 2008.

 

A year later, he released his second album titled “Kota de Familia”, this title, which served as a nickname for Mr. Bow himself until the days that run, thanks to his success.

The album “Kota de familia” according to Mr. Bow helped to revolutionise marrabenta altogether, taking the idea that only “imbondeiros” can be considered kings of marrabenta, after having won the title of best album in the top.

 

In the Mozambican music contest, “Ngoma Mozambique 2011-2012” he was featured in the most popular music category and the award for best light music in MMA. It should be noted that the prizes mentioned above were collected with the song “Nitati dlaya”.

In 2012 he released the album with the title “Sinal de Victória”, which was also a real success, with songs like Laurinda and Sign of Victory.The album “Best of Me” released in 2013. This album led Mr. Bow to win once again the Mozambican music contest, “Ngoma Mozambique 2013-2014 “in the most popular music categories with the theme” Bawito “.The songs Male ya Matchangana and Bawito are today an anthem and most requested on the dance floors.Mr. Bow has already taken part in many major events, but only those that have scored the most: FDC (project campaigns); FACIM (opening of the annual fair); Municipal Council (festivals and anniversary of our cities); Mcel and Vodacom- (activations); US Embassy (AIDS and Hunger Campaigns); Banco de Moçambique (project launch parties); Orphanages (visits and lectures on HIV-AIDS prevention and care methods) and MTN (South African festival on the sponsorship of mobile phone company MTN).Today, Mr. Bow is the owner and general manager of the advertising, marketing and service agency Bawito.

 

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Stewart Sukuma

Singer Luis Pereira, known as Stewart Sukuma, is a Mozambican singer. His stage name – Stewart Sukuma – means ‘Rise Up’ in Zulu and ‘Push’ in Swahili. He was born in Cuamba, Niassa Province in Mozambique. Born: 1963, Cuamba Education: Berklee College of Music Source: Wikipedia

Singer

Luis Pereira, known as Stewart Sukuma, is a Mozambican singer. His stage name – Stewart Sukuma – means ‘Rise Up’ in Zulu and ‘Push’ in Swahili. He was born in Cuamba, Niassa Province in Mozambique.

Born: 1963, Cuamba

Education: Berklee College of Music

Source: Wikipedia

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Malangatana Ngwenya

Poet Malangatana Valente Ngwenya was a Mozambican painter and poet. He frequently exhibited work under his first name alone, as Malangatana. He died on 5 January 2011 in Matosinhos, Portugal.  Born: June 6, 1936, Mozambique Died: January 5, 2011, Matosinhos, Portugal Artwork: Death of a man in prison, Female forms, Fruit market, etc.   Source: Wikipedia

Poet

Malangatana Valente Ngwenya was a Mozambican painter and poet. He frequently exhibited work under his first name alone, as Malangatana. He died on 5 January 2011 in Matosinhos, Portugal. 

Born: June 6, 1936, Mozambique

Died: January 5, 2011, Matosinhos, Portugal

Artwork: Death of a man in prison, Female forms, Fruit market, etc.

 

Source: Wikipedia

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Ghorwane

Band Ghorwane is a Mozambican marrabenta band. It was founded in 1983. The band got its name after the lake of the same name in the province of Gaza.  Active from: 1983 Albums: Kudumba, Vana-Va-Ndota, Não é Preciso Empurrar!,Majurugenta Source: Wikipedia

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Ghorwane is a Mozambican marrabenta band. It was founded in 1983. The band got its name after the lake of the same name in the province of Gaza. 

Active from: 1983

Albums: Kudumba, Vana-Va-Ndota, Não é Preciso Empurrar!,Majurugenta

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Chichorro

Born in 1941, Roberto Chichorro spent his childhood in the Mafalala, suburban area of Lourenço Marques, the frontier between the cement city of the whites and the cane city of the blacks. A mulato, he is himself a frontier between two cultures and constantly paints his childhood memories using a highly colored palette where, in … Continue reading Chichorro

Born in 1941, Roberto Chichorro spent his childhood in the Mafalala, suburban area of Lourenço Marques, the frontier between the cement city of the whites and the cane city of the blacks. A mulato, he is himself a frontier between two cultures and constantly paints his childhood memories using a highly colored palette where, in the words of Ana Mafaida Leite, “The parodised Chagailian backgrounds open one’s eyes to the intensity of a magical, almost imponderable floating world”. Chichorro lived in Mozambique until 1983 and held several one-man exhibitions both there and in Luanda, as well as participating in numerous exhibitions in Mozambique and abroad. In 1973 he received the “Acquisition” prize at the Angola Modern Art Salon.

In 1983 he went to Spain on a scholarship from the Spanish government to study ceramics and engraving. He had several exhibitions of his own there and participated in a number of others. In 1986 he went to

Portugal on a scholarship from the Portuguese General Directorate for Cooperation and is still there, exhibiting both individually and collectively. In Portugal he has received an Honorable Mention at the Obidos Biennal in 1991. In 1997 he held a one-man exhibition in Maputo.

He is represented in the National Art Museum, the Lisbon Contemporary Art Museum and in public and official collections in Mozambique and other countries including Brazil, Italy, Tanzania and the United States.

“Acquisition” prize at the Angola Modern Art Salon, 1973. Honorable Mention at the Casino do Estoril Autumn Salon, Portugal, 1987. Honorable Mention at the Obidos Biennal, Portugal, 1991.

Born: 1941, Mafalala

Place of Birth: Mafalala, Lourenço Marques

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