Muthoni Drummer Queen is Now a TED Fellow

Kenya’s culture-bending and maestro Muthoni Drummer Queen fondly referred to as MDQ, has been selected as a TED fellow. She will be joining 20 other global TED fellows in Vancouver in Canada this April for a talk.

She talked about the selection saying, “I am very excited to be selected as a TED fellow, and to join a global community of thought leaders and doers. After 10 years in music and culture, and based on research and data, it is clear that the creative sector is a legitimate manufacturing industry in Kenya and indeed Africa. Being on the global TED platform will help me amplify this position, as well as the political undertones to creators, investors, industry players, leadership the general population of Kenya, and Africa at large.” 

Founded in 2009, the TED Fellows program has 472 Fellows from 96 countries, whose talks have been viewed more than 250 million times overall. In its ten-year history, the TED Fellows program has created a powerful, far-reaching network made up of scientists, doctors, activists, artists, entrepreneurs, inventors, journalists and beyond.

You can also participate in the TED fellows class. If you’re interested, all you have to do is visit the TED Fellows program website for information and updates about the fellowship. Check out their site here.

We can’t wait for MDQ’s TED Talk given her passion in the music and creatives industry. She also recently released a short film together with the Africa Nouveau creative team ahead of the Africa Nouveau festival which takes place in  March. The short film, titled Africans and Outer World Beings, features prolific actor and radio presenter Nick Ndeda and Joyce Maina.


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