Jul 03

Igelese Ete

Personal Life: Tuilagi Igelese Ete (born in Samoa) is Head of Performing Arts at the University of South Pacific in Suva, Fiji. He is also CEO at AriaTea Productions LTD. Ete is married to Jakki and they have two children together. He is also the younger brother of Eteuati Ete, of the Laughing Samoans. He …

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Jul 03

Lani Tupu

QUICK FACTS: NAME: Lani Tupu A.K.A: Lani John Tupu Jr. BIRTH DATE: PLACE OF BIRTH: EDUCATION: Awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council Bursary to enter New Zealand Drama School   KNOWN FOR: Actor and Founding member of the Walkers and Talkers Australian theater group. VILLAGES IN SAMOA:   SHORT BIO / CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 1977 …

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Jul 03

Ida Malosi

QUICK FACTS: NAME: Ida Malosi A.K.A: Ida Malosi-Solomona BIRTH DATE: PLACE OF BIRTH: New Zealand EDUCATION: Victoria University in Wellington: Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB) and a Bachelor of Arts in History.   KNOWN FOR: Supreme Court Judge in Samoa and former Family Court Judge for Manukau, New Zealand. VILLAGES IN SAMOA:   CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: …

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Jul 03

Oscar Kightley

QUICK FACTS: NAME: Oscar Kightley A.K.A: BIRTH DATE: 1969 PLACE OF BIRTH: Apia, Samoa EDUCATION:   KNOWN FOR: Actor, Writer and Radio DJ VILLAGES IN SAMOA: Apia   SHORT BIO / CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 1990 – Oscar began his career as a reporter with the Auckland Star, Sunday Star, and Independent Radio News before moving to …

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Jul 03

Junior Seau

QUICK FACTS: NAME: Junior Seau A.K.A: Tiaina Baul Junior Seau BIRTH DATE: January 19, 1969 PLACE OF BIRTH: Oceanside, California EDUCATION: University of Southern California (USC)   KNOWN FOR: NFL player, businessman and philanthropist VILLAGES IN SAMOA: Both his parents come from the Island of Aunu’u, American Samoa.   SHORT BIO / CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Junior …

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Jul 03

Greg Louganis

Personal Life: Gregory ‘Greg’ Efthimios Louganis (born January 29, 1960 in California ) is a five-time Olympic medalist and is widely considered the greatest diver in history.  Among the most iconic images of any Olympic Games, is that of Louganis hitting his head on the springboard before he won gold in 1988. He is the …

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