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Celebrity Birthdays Karen Igho, Ruby Gyang are a year older today

Ruby Gyang started singing in her church choir at age six.

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Today is Reality TV star Karen Igho and singer, Ruby Gyang's birthday.

Born Karen Igho on the 6th day of April 1984, Karen was born in Jos, Plateau State and grew up living with her grandmother in the village at Delta State.

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Karen Igho

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She had her primary school education at Star Tribe Primary School, and Township Primary School, Delta State. She later moved back to the place of her birth for her high school education at Federal Government College Hopeshe, Jos, Nigeria. Karen left the shores of the country attend Southwark College, London where she got her degree in Theatre Arts.

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Karen Igho


Karen returned to Nigeria in 2008 and made appearances on a reality TV show 'Next Movie Star'. Later on she ventured into acting on the Nigerian big screen and landed parts, on the popular Yoruba Nollywood movies 'Omo Ghetto Part 2 'as Well as 'Blackberry Babes 2'.

Karen Igho was also the winner of Big Brother Africa Amplified, 2011.

She secretly got married to her long time fiancé, Yaroslav Rakos at a private event in Jos hosted by her close friend, Denrele Edun.


Ruby Gyang who is a graduate of Economics from the University of Jos, grew up in a musical family and was surrounded by music her whole life.

She started singing in her church choir at age six and was in charge of her Secondary school choir.

By the time Gyang was 15, she was fully involved in music.

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Ruby Gyang



Known for her soothing vocals, distinct style of song writing, and confident charisma, Gyang has collaborated with the likes of Ice Prince, M.I, Naeto C, ShowDemCamp, Mode 9 and Khali Abdu.

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