Born Albuquerque, New Mexico, NM, United States, Multi-faceted rapper, writer, youth advocate, MC/touring artist-educator/producer and renowned lyricist, Christopher Mike-Bidtah, aka Def-i, has taken his music as far as Eminem’s XM Radio program, NPR, the BBC and beyond. He helped raise over $1 million for the legal funds of Standing Rock Water Protectors, and is a dedicated environmental activist himself. Here’s Def-i Biography and Profile.
Nighat Dad was born 1981, in the small town of Ratta Matta, in the Punjab province of Pakistan. Nighat Dad is an accomplished lawyer and a human rights activist. She founded Digital Rights Foundation (DRF). “The main objective of DRF was not to just establish another NGO, but to really start a movement on digital rights and internet freedom issues.” Here’s Nighat Dad Biography and Profile.
Larry Ndianefo, professionally known as Larry Gaaga, is a Nigerian industry entrepreneur, and music mogul. Larry Gaaga emerged as the cover face of Tush Magazine’s 26th issue. Larry Gaaga finally released his long-awaited single with Wizkid tagged “Low“. Here’s Larry Gaaga Biography and Profile.
Opal Tometi, activist, writer, strategist, and community organizer. Opal Tometi and Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors are a co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter. Opal Tometi was born 1984, in Phoenix, Arizona, in the US to Nigerian parents. Tometi grew up hearing Yoruba and Esan spoken at home – and says her first trip to Nigeria as a teenager, changed her life. Here’s Opal Tometi Biography and Profile.
Patrisse Khan-Cullors, born in 1984 in Los Angeles, California and grew up in the Pacoima neighborhood of the San Fernando Valley. Patrisse Cullors is an American artist and activist. Cullors is an advocate for prison abolition in Los Angeles and a co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement. Here’s Patrisse Cullors Biography and Profile.
Chika Okeke-Agulu is an Igbo-Nigerian artist, curator. His awards include: Honorable Mention, The Arnold Rubin Outstanding Publication (triennial) Award (Arts Council of African Studies Association, 2017), Distinguished Alumnus Award for Outstanding Service to the Arts (The College of Arts, University of South Florida, Tampa, 2016), The Melville J. Herskovits Prize for the most important scholarly work in African Studies published in English during the preceding year (African Studies Association, 2016). Chika Okeke-Agulu Biography and Profile.
Abdalla Hamdok, born 1956 in south-central Kordofan province. Studied at a Sudanese military academy and later in Egypt and Jordan. Hamdok was sworn in as Sudan’s new Prime Minister on Wednesday 21 August 2019 as leader of a transitional government. “I think he knows how to get in through the system, much more than anyone else who tried before,” said Sayed Ahmed. Abdalla Hamdok Biography and Profile.
Ken Okoth, born 1978, was raised in the Kibera slums of Nairobi. In 2005, Ken earned his Masters of Arts Degree from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Washington DC. He was a teacher, coach, mentor, director, and professor at various institutions including the Potomac School, Georgetown University, the University of Dar es Salaam, and the Children of Kibera Foundation. Kenneth Okoth Biography and Profile.
Hannibal Barca was born in Carthage (present-day Tunisia) in approximately 247 B.C. He was the son of Carthaginian general Hamilcar Barca (Barca meaning “thunderbolt”). After Carthage’s defeat by the Romans in the First Punic War in 241 B.C, Hamilcar devoted himself to improving both his and Carthage’s fortunes. At an early age, he took Hannibal to Spain and made him swear eternal hostility toward the Roman Empire. Hannibal Barca Biography and Profile.