Ghanian and Nigerian celebrities sent best wishes to the former South African president Nelson Mandela, as the world marked his 95th birthday on Thursday.
Yvonne Okoro: You may know me, but if I never get the chance to say thank you physically then this is my thank you. Thank you for everything you have done for us as a continent. Your experience in journeys have made the world know there’s truly a demigod, hero and man and he is African and one day the leader in us will strive to be like you and more. Thank you.
Bryan Okwara: To a humanitarian, a mentor and a valiant African citizen. My heart goes out to you as I pray for your quick recovery. Viva Mandela, Viva Africa.
Ama K Abebrese: The saying ‘You can’t keep a good man down’ is one that reminds me of Madiba. So much strength, courage and perseverance. A true inspiration and a blessing. Happy Birthday Nelson Mandela. God continue to bless you.
IK Ogbonna: Mandela’s Day marks a sign of freedom to so many people proud to call themselves Africans. To a great man who knows the true meaning of being called a leader and for ever a legend. Happy Mandela’s Day to everyone, happy Freedom Day.
Reggie Rockstone: One of the greatest citizens of our planet earth! Amazing earthling! JAH bless uncle Mandela.
Joselyn Dumas: From the throes of apartheid, your strength of character lit up not just a nation but a continent. Through nearly three decades in shackles, you stayed strong for your people. In leadership over a free South Africa, you showed that perseverance pays off. And even on your sick bed, we have all admired your fighting spirit. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, Africa salutes you on your 95th birthday. Madiba, we celebrate a life well lived and worthy of emulation. Tata, because of the likes of you, we are proud to be called Africans. We wish you well, Papa Africa.