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Hot on the heels of his nomination as the ‘Yoruba Man Of The Decade’, Nigerian cleric T.B. Joshua has received a global acknowledgement by ‘The Society For The Recognition Of Famous People’.
The website, thefamouspeople.com which archives the lives of highly influential people in various spheres of life, the majority of whom are posthumously honoured, added Joshua’s biography to their list of world-renowned individuals.
The write-up declares Joshua as “one of the most influential personalities in Africa”, chronicling his journey from a poverty-stricken background to the head of an internationally acclaimed Christian ministry in the heart of Lagos, Nigeria.
Almost 6000 famous individuals have so far been documented by the website, pooled from an impressive array of business people, scientists, writers, musicians, sports persons, painters, physicians, singers, dancers, film and theatre personalities, activists, intellectuals, academics, fashion icons, media personalities, leaders, lawyers, engineers and inventors.
Only four other Nigerians have so far been noted by the society, these being Nnamdi Azikwe, Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka and President Goodluck Jonathan.
Joshua was included in the section of ‘spiritual and religious leaders’ with the likes of the Dalai Lama, Pope Francis, Martin Luther King Jr and Mother Teresa.
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