African Personality Profiles


Jane Maluka Jane Maluka is a Danish Artist Musician, Visionary, Spiritual Teacher & Healer. Conventional professional backgrounds as a trilingual correspondent with experience in international corporate businesses, PA management, teacher in Danish as foreign language, co-owner of independent food business, and more. World Peace Activist. A world soul. Autodidact singer, songwriter, guitarist, composer, producer. An independent Artist sharing her gift in Healing Arts expressed in Music, Poetry, Writings, Visuals, Inspirationals. Concerts, Workshops, Inspired and Inspirational Speeches.


Mike AdeniyiMichael Adeniyi is a graduate of City University of New York – Hunter College, New York.  Michael is managing partner of SIMADEN Capital, LLC — a financial advisory, oil & gas, and real estate investment firm — which he co-founded. As an active community activist, Michael has been involved in various uplifting initiatives in New York.  He is a founding member of African Advisory Council to The Bronx Borough President, where he has been actively involved in integrating African immigrants into the American society through political activism and economic empowerment.


Oliver Oscar Mbamara Esq., Actor Writer, Poet, Actor, FilmmakerOliver Oscar Mbamara is originally from Nigeria where he went through kindergarten and primary education while also engaging in youth sports as well as theater and stage activities. As he grew, he realized his flair not just for acting but also for poetry and writing of plays and short stories. He continued to explore his artistic flair even as he pursued his tertiary education and eventual legal career. After being admitted to the Nigerian bar, he practiced law for a number of years before moving to the U.S.A where he took the bar examination and was admitted to the New York bar. He has been serving as an Admin. Law Judge of New York State for over thirteen years.


Marie Claudine MukamabanoMarie Claudine MUKAMABANO, a Rwandan genocide orphan survivor, has received recognition from The Assembly of State of New York on May 2011 on the occasion of the Africa Day Celebration for turning a life of hardship into one of leadership and advocacy. The 2013 African Brave Award Winner, 2012 Humanitarian Achievements Award Winner and the 2010 Ambassador for Peace. She is the Founder & CEO of WHY DO I EXIST?/ KUKI NDIHO RWANDA ORPHANS SUPPORT PROJECT & The UN PEACE DAY IN RWANDA.


SylvesterOkere1Sylvester Okere, D.D, happily married and blessed with three treasured children, migrated with his wife and daughter to the United States in 1999 through the US Diversity Visa Lottery and became an American citizen in 2004. He is the Founder and President, Maryland Nigeria Chamber of Commerce, and Sr. Principal at Strategic Groups LLC and a Certified Institutional Protection Manager CIPM l & ll. He recently served as the Director ‘Operation Vote Africa’ with the OFA-MD in Obama 2012 election.


Michael BlakeMichael Alexander Blake, born in The Bronx, NY with a heart murmur on Christmas Day, is named after two historic Jamaican public servants – Michael Manley and Alexander Bustamante. This beginning probably explains his foundation of faith, politics and putting his heart and soul into all opportunities. When describing the path his life has taken, Michael Blake humbly refers to the words of his mother who remarked that the family had gone, “from no house to the White House.”


Michelle A. MitchellMs. Michelle A. Mitchell received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center where she served as legislative counsel within the school’s Federal Legislative and Administrative Law Clinic developing policy and strategy on workplace flexibility issues and crafting federal level workforce and labor programs. She served as a trade fellow for the Committee on Ways and Means within the U.S. House of Representatives where she handled the trade-related aspects of environmental legislation. Ms. Mitchell also served as a judicial intern in the Office of the Hon. Judge Rosemary


Patrick C. WilsonDr. Patrick C. Wilson serves as the Administrator of Blacks In Government (BIG) -Africa Partnerships Secretariat (BAPS). BAPS overall mission involves providing African governments, public and private sectors, with infrastructure export-ready tools and train-the- trainer programs essential for the successful export of agricultural products to the United States. The unique positions held over twenty-nine years as a U.S. Food and Drug Administration first line, mid and senior level manager, has enabled him to transfer knowledge and expertise…


ProfHilaryBeckles1AProf. Sir Hilary Beckles –  Professor Sir Hilary Beckles was born in Barbados in 1955. He attended secondary school in Barbados and Birmingham in the U K. He received his higher education in the United Kingdom. He graduated with a BA (Hons) degree in Economic History from Hull University in 1976 and a PhD from the same university in 1980. In 2003, he received an Honorary Doctor of Letters for outstanding work as a scholar from his alma mater.He joined the History Department at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus in 1979 as a lecturer; in 1984 he transferred to the Cave Hill Campus in Barbados.



Sam Ulu Onwuka is from Nigeria, West Africa. After graduating with diploma from the University of Calabar Nigeria and the Osondu Fashion Institute Nigeria, he established his own fashion designing outfit/training center known as (Samkad International Tailors) while simultaneously engaging in arts, writing, and stage/theater performances.” He later established his own movie production/entertainment company in Nigeria know as (SAMNET PRODUCTIONS) and moved to Lagos Nigeria where he made several scores of award winning films. …COMPLETE PROFILE

Prof. George Elliot Clarke, in addition to being a poet, playwright and literary critic Clarke is the E.J. Pratt Professor of Canadian Literature at the University of Toronto. He taught English and Canadian Studies at Duke University (1994-1999). During 1998-99 he was appointed the Visiting Seagrams Chair in Canadian Studies at McGill University, then became professor of English at the U. of T. in 1999, before being appointed E.J. Pratt Professor in 2003. …COMPLETE PROFILE

Prof. Olufunmilayo Olopade a Clinician / Researcher, Professor of Medicine and Human Genetics University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, Illinois is an oncologist who translates her basic research on individual and population cancer susceptibility into an effective clinical practice for treating breast cancer among African and African-American women. Trained in clinical oncology and cancer genetics, her early research led to the identification of a tumor suppressor locus on the short arm of the 9th chromosome… READ COMPLETE PROFILE

Dr. Chika Onyeani  has been selected by the world’s No.1 newspaper, the New York Times, to be a “2005 Fellow to the New York Times Company Foundation Institute.” Onyeani is one of 12 people selected out of the more than 165 ethnic newspapers published in New York. This is not only a great honor to Dr. Onyeani, but to the African Sun Times, which he founded in 1989, and has been its Publisher and Editor-in-Chief… READ COMPLETE PROFILE

George Quateng-Mensah is the General Manager of the Liberia Agriculture Company. Mr. Mensah a Ghanaian National, 52 years old is a husband of a Liberian woman, Annette, both are blessed with five children, three boys and two girls, his philosophy in life is, “there should always be a fear of God in people, people must be treated with justice, regardless of their status in society”… READ COMPLETE PROFILE

Jonathan Armah Mason is a lover of sports; he’s always seen in the midst of sports enthusiasts and young athletes. He is a down to earth person who believes in making things to happen once they have to do with the promotion of sports and human resource development, despite under any difficult circumstances.” “His effort to encourage combatants in the Liberian civil war to lay down arms through sports is worth commendable. He is indeed a gentleman, whose efforts of providing helping hand to the needy goes on endlessly”, words of some Liberians who admired the works of Mr. Mason. They expressed their happiness recently in the Liberian capital Monrovia when they spoke to the … READ COMPLETE PROFILE

Professor Chudi Uwazuruike Political Sociologist and international affairs scholar, mass communications expert, and novelist-playwright, Chudi Uwazurike, is a Senior Fellow, Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean, (IRADAC) at City College, City University of New York. He is currently a member of Nigeria’s  House of Representatives. An fervent believer in the imperative of the industrial revolution, his 2003 keynote address at the inauguration of the Ambassador Emeka Echeruo Center for Public Policy and Diplomacy at Imo State University in Owerri, Nigeria, defined good governance in Africa as the ability of today’s elite to engender the technological revamping of the dreary life of the people, just as nations from Singapore and China to India, have managed to do with a determined leadership… READ COMPLETE PROFILE

Damian Anyanwu is an African scientist, born January 1957 in Nguru, Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria. He is ranked No. 3 of 100 most outstanding Nigerians. Chief Damian Anyanwu is considered to be the man who can make Africa a technological Continent. He is the founder of Damian Anyanwu Research Center inc (DARCI) here in US. The center based in New Jersey will be launching its branch in New York City April 2004. Black history month presentation Febuary 27, 2004 at Nigeria House, 828 Second Ave on 44th Street, NYC.  He was inducted into the Members of the order of the Niger. (MON) which has diplomatic status, he also toured around the Countries to conduct seminars and received awards from different universities and institutions of higher learning. His Radio transmitters were made from herbal granules stuffed in empty tins, wires and improvised local material. Few months ago, US president, George W. Bush invited Chief Anyanwu to Washington D.C for a presidental dinner where he was honored by the President and his cabinet… READ COMPLETE PROFILE

Funmilayo Tofowomo-Okelola is the editor and publisher of Funmilayo was born in Ondo, Nigeria to the Late Sir, Hon. Justice Tofowomo and Princess Adeneye Adenola who is a descendant of the Late King Ademeso Aroworayi I of Ondo Township. Funmilayo received her M.A. (1996) from California State University, San Bernardino. She is married with a daughter. Funmilayo launched in May 2003 to promote the achievements and interests of Africans in the Diaspora. is about Culture, Arts, News, Politics, Lifestyle and Community. promotes artists, authors, musicians, poetry, films and museums. At visitors can browse works of premier African artists. In addition has a literary section containing books, journals and publications by Nobel Laureates and renowned authors. This web site is the place for film enthusiasts and aficionados… READ COMPLETE PROFILE

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