Celebrating Football Star Didier Drogba; Plus, Terrence Howard!

Celebrating Football Star Didier Drogba; Plus, Terrence Howard!

Yvonne Williams

We celebrate two outstanding personalities this day March 11; Didier Drogba and Terrence Howard!

Didier Drogba

Celebrated retired Ivorian professional footballer who was the all-time top scorer and former captain of the national team.

He was the first Africa-born player to score 100 goals in the UEFA, and became one of the top scorers in the history of Chelsea soccer.

He began his professional career at the age of 18 when he signed with Levallois.

Didier Drogba was named African Footballer of the Year in 2006 and 2009, and in 2012, he was voted the club’s greatest player ever by Chelsea fans.

He had three children with his wife Diakite Lalla, whom he married on June 11, 2011, and his two younger brothers Joel and Freddy Drogba began playing soccer competitively as well.

The football star turns 39.

Terrence Howard

Big time American actor best known for his roles in such films as Hustle & Flow, Get Rich or Die Tryin, Crash, The Brave One, and Iron Man. In 2008, he released his debut album, Shine Through It, and in 2015, he began starring as Lucious Lyon on the FOX series Empire.

He had his first major film role in the 1995 movie Mr. Holland’s Opus.

His role as Djay in the film Hustle & Flow earned him many award nominations.

He had three children, Aubrey, Heaven and Hunter, with Lori McCommas, whom he was married to from 1989 to 2003 and 2005 to 2007. He was then married to Michelle Ghent from 2010 to 2013 before he married Miranda Howard later in 2013. He and Miranda welcomed a son named Qirin in 2015.

He starred alongside Jeff Bridges in Iron Man.

The star turns 48.

Happy Birthday!

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