Today is film director, Mildred Okwo, rapper Poe, super model Oluchi Orlandi's birthday!
Mildred Okwo is a Nigerian film director and producer once nominated for Best Director at the 4th Africa Movie Academy Awards.
In 2012, she directed the romance comedy-drama film 'The Meeting' which won several awards including Nigeria Entertainment Awards, Africa Movie Academy Awards and Nollywood Movies Awards.
Mildred studied Theater Arts at University of Benin. She is also a trained lawyer.
Oluchi Onweagba Orlandi grew up in the suburbs of Lagos, Nigeria with her two brothers and sisters.
Her rise to fame began with the inaugural edition of the Face of Africa in 1998. This was the first-ever continent-wide model competition, organized by the South African channel M-Net in collaboration with Elite Model Management with which she won.
Orlandi has graced the covers of Italian Vogue, i-D, Pop, ELLE, Untold, and Surface; she also was featured in Nylon, Marie Claire, Allure, and other national editions of Vogue around the world.
She became the face of campaigns for Gianfranco Ferré, Gap, Express, Banana Republic, and Ann Taylor, as well as working for Victoria's Secret in print walking for seven consecutive years in the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Orlandi's runway experience has been with John Galliano, Christian Dior, Costume National, Chanel, and Giorgio Armani, amongst others, in London, Milan, Tokyo and Paris.
She has worked with such notable photographers as Steven Meisel, Nick Knight, David LaChapelle, and Patrick Demarchelier.
Born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria, Ladipo Eso, also known as Poe was formerly in the defunct group, 'Lyrically Equipped or LEQ'. According to him, he honed his skills and got better at rapping through them.