5 Leap Day Celebrants You Probably Didn’t Know About

Leap Day birthdays are quite rare, with approximately 5 million people worldwide sharing this unique birthday, which accounts for only 0.06 percent of the global population of 8 billion people.

The concept of a leap year was introduced over 2,000 years ago to align the standard calendar with the solar calendar, which takes slightly more than 365 days for the Earth to orbit the sun (365.2422 days, to be precise).

Individuals born on February 29, known as ‘leap year babies,’ will celebrate their special birthday this year, as it only occurs every four years. This day is sometimes the subject of jokes.

Since it only occurs every four years, they often celebrate it in a grand manner and enjoy a double celebration in non-leap years.

Here are five (5) leap day birthday celebrants you probably didn’t know about:

  1. Korede Bello (29 Feb, 1996)

Korede Bello is a Nigerian singer and songwriter known for his hit songs like “Godwin,” “Do Like That,” and “Mungo Park.” He gained fame after signing to Mavin Records in 2014 and has since become a prominent figure in the Nigerian music industry.

  1. Ja Rule (29 Feb, 1976)

He is an American rapper, singer, and actor who has been nominated for multiple Grammy Awards. He is known for his popular songs from the early 2000s, including “Always On Time,” “Livin’ It Up,” and “Mesmerize.”

  1. Tony Robbins (29 Feb, 1960) 

Tony Robbins is an American author, entrepreneur, and motivational speaker known for his seminars, self-help books, and infomercials. He is widely recognized for his motivational speaking and has written several best-selling books, including “Awaken the Giant Within” and “Unlimited Power.”

  1. Peter Scanavino (29 Feb, 1980)

Peter Scanavino is an American actor known for his role as Detective Sonny Carisi on the television series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”

  1. Jessie Usher  (29 Feb, 1992)

Jessie T. Usher is an actor known for his roles in movies such as “Teenage” (2013), “Independence Day: Resurgence” (2016), “Almost Christmas” (2016), and “Stronghold” (2017, still filming).

Final Thoughts 

As we wrap up this rare leap day celebration, let’s embrace the humor and uniqueness it brings. Leap year celebrants can bask in the glow of their unique birthday celebrations. And remember, why did the calendar break up with the leap year? Because it couldn’t handle all those leaps of faith! 

Here’s to the leap day babies—may your next leap year be filled with even more joy, laughter, and unforgettable moments!

Written by Seunfunmi Joshua

Seunfunmi is a Publicist, Filmmaker, Writer & Producer of Live Events..

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