Chiwetel Ejiofor

  Born in London to Nigerian parents, Chiwetel Ejiofor grew up in London’s Forest Gate where he began his acting career at the age of 14. After a deadly car wreck involving himself and his father, Chiwetel, the only survivor, turned to acting as a way to focus his energy and life. Attending London Academy…

Evans Wadongo

  Evans Wadongo is a Kenyan engineer and co-founder of Greenwize Energy and SDFA Kenya. In addition to being awarded one of CNN’s Top Ten Heroes of 2010, Wadongo is on a mission to bring light to his home country. Born in Kenya, Wadongo graduated from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology with a focus…

Profile: NoViolet Bulawayo

  NoViolet Bulawayo, or better known by her author name Elizabeth Zandile Tshele, is a Zimbabwean author famous for her works such as “We Need New Names,” “Hitting Budapest,” and “Snapshot”. Growing up in Zimbabwe, Bulawayo spent her primary years studying in Tsholotsho, her home town, but quickly left to pursue a higher education in…