Singer MDQ selected for 2019 TED Fellowship

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Singer MDQ selected for 2019 TED Fellowship

Kenyan singer and rapper Muthoni the Drummer Queen (MDQ) has been selected for the 2019 TED Fellowship.

In an announcement she made on her Instagram page, MDQ said she was excited for the opportunity to join the global family of leaders.

She went ahead to say that the platform will help her get stronger in the capacity she holds in the creative industry as well as Africa in general.

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. #TED #TEDFellow2019,” wrote an excited MDQ.

Muthoni will join a class of 20 change-makers from across the world to deliver a talk on the TED stage this April in Vancouver, Canada.

Muthoni was selected for her work in developing the cultural landscape in East Africa through her music, as well as her game-changing music festivals Blankets & Wine and Africa Nouveau.

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