Duke Of The Month: Celebrating Black Excellence

by Duke Magazine

It is evident that Blacks are continuously changing the narrative of the stereotype surrounding Black people across the globe. They relentless hold the bull by the horn to grab good success shining through their horizon. Africans are goal getters in any endeavor they set out to, little wonder they are attaining lofty heights.

In this edition, we will be celebrating icons who move the world of economics and entertainment respectively with their experience, brilliance, and fascinating approaches.  They set the pace as luminaries for the world to reckon with success story and impact to the global community.

Akinwumi Adesina

Celebrating Akinwumi Adesina

A Nigerian-born development economist with over three decades of cognate experience improving lives with his policy and advisory.

Adesina currently sits as the president of African Development Bank (AfDB)

Adesina was in 2020 re-elected as the President of the African Development Bank, with 100% of the votes of its shareholders, regionals and non regionals, the first of its kind in the history of the Bank since 1964.

Tyler Perry

Celebrating Tyler Perry

For a man who successfully sailed through the storm to re-write his fate on the slate of deserving success is worth emulating. The then homeless boy is today one of the Black billionaires in the world, the remarkable feat he achieved in September, 2020, according to Forbes. 

Tyler Perry is the Chairman/CEO of Tyler Perry Studios

Drawing inspiration from the American media mogul, Oprah Winfrey, Perry has been able to replicate that in the lives of many as an influencer and philanthropist.

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