Meet Kelvin Mawazo the creator of Black Sun Comics, African-centered science fiction and fantasy comics; a genre that is also known as Afrofuturism. It’s based in Toronto.
Jehu Jacob, an entrepreneur with a penchant in the visual arts & real estate. He implores people, especially young people, to choose a profession they love and above all, to love the process of working.
Meet Marguerite Diouf aka Fae. She’s a singer with a fluid music genre. She uses her voice to share stories, convey messages and more importantly, feelings. If you’re feeling yourself, hype, down, vibey, low-key etc. She’s got a song for that! “We’re all on similar, yet starkly different journeys and I believe my purpose is to form a community that provides room for growth, kindness, acceptance and free self-expression on one’s journey to self-actualization -whatever that may look like.” says the artist.
Meet Abel Maxwell. He arrived in North America without money, without connections and without a job. Today, he is an acclaimed artist and a public figure recognized internationally who inspires people to believe in themselves and make a difference with their gift. His 4th album “Contradictions” released in 2020 integrates inspiring lyrics on a carpet of Afro-beats music.
Kerbens Boisette, a haitian born professional photographer and entrepreneur and creator of 1truestudio dedicated to capturing moments that will last a lifetime.
Meet Williams Nsongolo alias Wilgospel, artist singer producer speaker born in Congo Kinshasa Wilgospel lives in Ottawa he is a young man who impacts many lives with videos and motivational words with more than 50,000 followers on his social networks he remains the youngest influential of gospel Christian youth.
Meet Kosisochukwu Nnebe, she is a Nigerian-Canadian visual artist. An economist by training and a policy analyst by profession, her visual arts practice aims to engage viewers on issues both personal and structural in ways that bring awareness to their own complicity.
Meet Andrew Clarke, the Manager of Savannah Afro Caribbean, groceries, and supply store, and he is especially known in the community for his dub Reggae poetry skills.
Meet Timal Garnier, musician, artist, and songwriter based in Gatineau.
Mikey Wizdom is a well-renowned DJ here in Ottawa and a radio show host at CHUO.
Papa Richie is a well-renowned DJ here in Ottawa and a radio show host at CHUO.
Serge Cham is a Haitian Author living in Ottawa. He is known for pieces like “Comment être heureux en amour” and “À l’école de mes élèves”.
Reggie Cash (aka Reggie Casimir) is a Haitian-Canadian from Gloucester, Ontario. Reggie launched his career by hosting multiple well-known events around the city such as VG Dream concert at the Olympia and by making Instagram and YouTube videos.
Meet Stefan Keyes as a Griot, he’s an actor, vocalist, and news anchor at CTV.
Jason Spence aka Daddy Rich, long time standing Dj and host here in Ottawa with his own radio broadcast, The New Midnight Jamz, a Hip Hop, R&B, Reggae, & House show airing live on CKCU-FM 93.1.
Ewart Walters is a journalist, author and former diplomat. Former Publisher and Editor of the discontinued Black newspaper “The Spectrum”, he is also a recipient of numerous awards such as the Order of Ottawa.
Len Puckerin is one of the first Dj’s here in the National Capital Region, CKCU FM alumnae with a show that he co-hosted called the GROOVE and owner of his Culb 747 disco which has been active for 36 years.
Eddy Garnier is an artist with many hats. He’s involved in many disciplines in the art domain, he’s a writer, poet, and monologuist, he’s written books such as “Adieu bordel, bye-bye Vodou” & “Vivre au noir en pays blanc”.
Meet Michel Paisible, a Haitian musician in the Gatineau region.
Meet Rèn Darah, a singer, song writer based in Gatineau with her single “Liberté” out now on Youtube.
Eric Sarah also known as Eric Topzo, he is an International Development and Globalization Agent, a Human Resources Manager, Animator, Musician, Comedian and training facilitator.
THE GRIOT IN ME
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Our mission is to preserve history, pass on knowledge, collect resources, and recognize experiences and practices of Black Canadians in the National Capital Region through oral and written tradition and initiatives.