Benedict Murray-Bruce was born on February 18, 1956 in Lagos to an Ijaw parent Mullighan and Margaret Murray-Bruce from Akassa, Bayelsa State of Nigeria. He attended the famous Our Lady of Apostles, in Yaba, Lagos and St Gregory College in Obalende.
He studied Marketing and Business at the University of Southern Carolina.
Here are the 15 reasons:
I want Nigerian youths to believe in themselves. I want them to believe in Nigeria. You have a good heritage #BelieveInYourselfAndNigeria.
Nigerians are the most educated of ANY immigrant community in the US. That is enough reason for you to #BelieveInYourselfAndNigeria.
Nigerians collectively tackled, contained and defeated the Ebola Virus, showing the way for other nations #BelieveInYourselfAndNigeria
Nigeria single handedly restored a democratically elected President back to power in São Tomé after a coup #BelieveInYourselfAndNigeria
Nigeria almost singlehandedly restored peace to Liberia amidst one of the most brutal civil wars ever #BelieveInYourselfAndNigeria
Nigeria is land of opportunity. The richest Black man & woman are both Nigerians. Neither of them politicians #BelieveInYourselfAndNigeria
Young Nigerians created Nollywood from scratch and its now the world’s2nd largest movie industry #BelieveInYourselfAndNigeria
Nigeria was key to the liberation of several African countries including South Africa and Zimbabwe #BelieveInYourselfAndNigeria
Nigeria gave the world literary giants as Wole Soyinka, Chinua Achebe, Ben Okri and Chimamanda Adichie #BelieveInYourselfAndNigeria
Nigeria gave the world musical icons like @Sadeofficial, @Seal, Fela Kuti and Dame Shirley Bassey #BelieveInYourselfAndNigeria
Nigeria gave the world movie stars like Chiwetel Ejiofor, David Oyelowo, John Boyega and Sophie Okonedo #BelieveInYourselfAndNigeria
Our women are lovely. I should know. I discovered many including Agbani Darego, 1st Black African Miss World #BelieveInYourselfAndNigeria
Even the world loves the way you and I speak. The Nigerisn accent was voted the world’s 6th sexiest by @CNN #BelieveInYourselfAndNigeria
So hold your head up high. You’ve nothing to be ashamed of in being a Nigeria. It is a God given privilege #BelieveInYourselfAndNigeria
I, Ben Murray Bruce, have visited almost all the nations on earth. Take it from me, Nigerians are special #BelieveInYourselfAndNigeria