COINCIDENCES: Of Condoleezza Rice and Ekua Agha

Posted by Augustine Togonu-Bickersteth | 20 November 2013 | 4,820 times

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Condoleezza (Condi for short) Rice, an African-American and Ekua Agha a Nigerian-Ghanaian, are both Black women. Both studied politics and both are multi-lingual: Rice speaks English, French and Russian while Agha speaks English, French and Yoruba.

Rice has a Ph.D and Agha is a Ph.D in the pipeline. Both Rice and Agha have had the ambition of being concert pianists. Both attended Catholic educational institutions.

Rice affirms that technically she was born on the 16th day of the month but her official birthday is on the 14th day of the month. Relatedly, Agha was born on the 16th day of the month.

Rice and Agha also have the Number 66 in common – Rice was the 66th U.S. Secretary of State

and Agha is the Director of Wednesday 66 Productions.
Rice and Agha both studied in the southern part of the United States.

Like Rice, Agha is something of an African ambassador in London based on her Ph.D thesis on Father of African film, Sembene Ousmane. She speaks on the rights of African women, youth and children and she is on the Board of the Museum of Africa, London.

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Source: News Express

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