Makurdi is the capital of Benue State in Nigeria. The city is located in central Nigeria and is the base for the Nigerian Air Force Mig 21 and SEPECAT Jaguar aircraft squadrons. As of 2007 Makurdi had an estimated population of 500,797.
Priscilla Lawson (March 8, 1914 - August 27, 1958), born Priscilla Shortridge, was an American actress known for her role as Princess Aura in the original Flash Gordon serial. She was a professional model by her early twenties and was crowned Miss Miami Beach in 1935. She then received a contract with Universal Studios, which led to her role in Flash Gordon as the daughter of Ming the Merciless.
Esmée Denters is a Dutch singer-songwriter fluent in both English and Dutch. She was a regular cover-artist on video-sharing website YouTube on which she covered songs by contemporary musicians like Justin Timberlake and Natasha Bedingfield. In 2008 she would go on to start her professional career after attracting the attention of Dutch media scouts and American pop singer Justin Timberlake.