Authors

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O'Shea Jackson, Jr.

O'Shea Jackson Jr. (born February 24, 1991), also known by his stage name OMG, is an American actor and rapper. He is the oldest son of rapper Ice Cube, and portrayed his father in the 2015 biopic Straight Outta Compton, which was his feature film debut.

Type: actor,rapper,film actorNationality: United States of America

O. Carl Simonton

O. Carl Simonton was a specialist in radiology and oncology.

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O. Henry

William Sydney Porter, known by his pen name O. Henry, was an American writer. O. Henry's short stories are known for their wit, wordplay, warm characterization and clever twist endings.

Type: WriterNationality: English

O. J. Simpson

Orenthal James O. J. Simpson, nicknamed The Juice, is a retired American college and professional football player, football broadcaster and actor. Simpson was a running back, the American Football League's Buffalo Bills' first overall pick in the 1969 Common Draft, and the first professional football player to rush for more than 2,000 yards in a season, a mark he set in 1973.

Type: AthleteNationality: American

O. R. Melling

O.R. Melling, also known as G.V. Whelan, is an author of several fantasy novels. Melling's novels are aimed at both adults and young adults and contain stories mostly written around Irish and Celtic folklore, faeries in particular.

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O. Winston Link

Ogle Winston Link, known commonly as O. Winston Link, was an American photographer. He is best known for his black-and-white photography and sound recordings of the last days of steam locomotive railroading on the Norfolk & Western in the United States in the late 1950s. A commercial photographer, Link helped establish rail photography as a hobby.

Type: PhotographerNationality: American

Obafemi Awolowo

Chief Jeremiah Obafemi Awolowo was a Nigerian nationalist, political writer and statesman. His first name, Obafemi, means 'The king loves me' and the surname Awolowo, the source of his nickname, Awo, means 'The mystic commands honour '.

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Obafemi Martins

Obafemi Akinwunmi Martins is a Nigerian footballer who plays as a striker for Rubin Kazan and the Nigeria national team. He is known for his speed on the ball. After leaving Nigeria for Italy at age 16, he has since played for a number of top-division clubs around Europe.

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Obiageli Ezekwesili

Obiageli Ezekwesili (28 April 1963) popularly known as Oby Ezekwesili is a Nigerian chartered accountant from Anambra state. She is married to Pastor Nedu Ezekwesili of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG). She was a co-founder of Transparency International, serving as one of the pioneer directors of the global anti-corruption body based in Berlin, Germany. She served as Federal Minister of Solid Minerals and then as Federal Minister of Education during the second-term presidency of Olusegun Obasanjo. Since then, she served as the Vice-President of the World Bank's Africa division from May 2007 to May 2012, she was replaced by Makhtar Diop. Ezekwesili was a 2018 nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize for her work in transparency in the extractive sector.

Type: politician,economist,chartered accountantNationality: Nigeria

Obie Trice

Obie Trice III is an American rapper and songwriter. He began rapping at the age of 11, and is most known for his time spent signed to Shady Records. Obie Trice has formed his own record label, Black Market Entertainment.

Type: Musician, rapper, songwriterNationality: American

Octave Feuillet

Octave Feuillet was a French novelist and dramatist.

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Octave Mirbeau

Octave Mirbeau was a French journalist, art critic, travel writer, pamphleteer, novelist, and playwright, who achieved celebrity in Europe and great success among the public, while still appealing to the literary and artistic avant-garde. His work has been translated into thirty languages.

Type: Writer, novelist, playwrightNationality: French

Octavia Butler

Octavia Estelle Butler was an American science fiction writer. A recipient of both the Hugo and Nebula awards, Butler was one of the best-known African-American women in the field. In 1995, she became the first science fiction writer to receive the MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant.

Type: Writer, novelistNationality: American

Octavia E. Butler

Octavia Estelle Butler (June 22, 1947 – February 24, 2006) was an African-American science-fiction writer. A multiple recipient of both the Hugo and Nebula awards, she became in 1995 the first science-fiction writer to receive a MacArthur Fellowship.Butler was born in Pasadena, California. After her father died, she was raised by her widowed mother. Extremely shy as a child, Octavia found an outlet at the library reading fantasy, and in writing. As a teen she began writing science fiction. She attended community college during the Black Power movement, and while participating in a local writer's workshop was encouraged to attend the Clarion Workshop, which focused on science fiction.

Type: writer,novelist,science fiction writerNationality: United States of America

Octavia Nasr

Octavia Nasr is a journalist who covers Middle East affairs. She served as CNN’s Senior Editor of Mideast affairs until her dismissal in July 2010 over her public statement of respect on Twitter for the Lebanese cleric Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah, who she considered one of Hezbollah's giants I respect a lot.

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Octavia Spencer

Octavia Lenora Spencer (born May 25, 1972) is an American actress, author, and film producer. She is the recipient of several accolades, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, and a Golden Globe Award. She is one of two black actresses to have received three Academy Award nominations.Spencer made her film debut in the 1996 drama A Time to Kill. Following a decade of brief roles in film and television, her breakthrough came in 2011, when she played a maid in 1960s America in The Help, for which she won several awards, including the Academy Award, Golden Globe, and BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress. For her performance in Ryan Coogler's drama Fruitvale Station (2013), she received the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Type: actor,voice actor,television actor,film actorNationality: United States of America

Octavian Paler

Octavian Paler (Romanian pronunciation: [oktaviˈan ˈpalər] or [ˈpaler]; July 2, 1926 – May 7, 2007) was a Romanian writer, journalist, politician in Communist Romania, and civil society activist in post-1989 Romania.

Type: writer,author,editor-in-chief,journalistNationality: Romania