Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Nelson Mandela's grandson - Ndaba to be featured in new BET Special!

Ndaba is in great company hey?

Madiba's grandson - Ndaba Mandela will be featured in a documentary on BET set to air next month.  Per the press release 

“28 Men of Change.” This special Black History Month initiative will share the journeys of 28 contemporary trailblazers whose formula for success includes empowering others, and who credit their personal and professional advancement to their continued investment in philanthropy. Each day, beginning February 1, 2014, BET Networks will feature the personal story of one of the “28 Men of Change” ™ with 2:00 minute vignettes on BET and Centric"

Sounds exciting, here's the full list of all the men that will be featured in the documentary:

1. Lonnie Bunch III, Founding Director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture
2. Nick Cannon, TV Host, Writer, Director, Executive Producer and Philanthropist
3. Lee Daniels, Film Producer and Oscar-Nominated Director
4. Kasseem ‘Swizz Beatz’ Dean, Grammy Award-Winning Record Producer, Composer and Philanthropist
5. Dr. Courtney Hollowell, Cook County Hospital Chairman of the Division of Urology
6. Nyjah Huston, Professional Street Skateboarder 
7. Charles Jenkins, Pastor of the Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church
8. Ron Kirk, Sr. Council of Gibson Dunn and Former U.S. Trade Representative
9. Edward Lewis, Co-founder of Essence Magazine and Latina Magazine
10. Ndaba Mandela, Chairman, Africa Rising Foundation 
11. Leland Melvin, NASA Astronaut
12. Dr. Steve Perry, Founder and Principal, Capital Preparatory Magnet School
13. Nile Rodgers, Musician, Producer, Composer and Philanthropist
14. Dr. Robert Ross, President and CEO, The California Endowment
15. Marcus Samuelsson, Chef and UNICEF Ambassador
16. Gary Simmons, Artist
17. Forest Whitaker, Actor, Producer and Director
The remaining honorees will be revealed each day during the month of February 2014.
According to Wikipedia Ndaba Mandela age 31 is a South African businessman and philanthropist. He is the grandson of Nelson Mandela and is chairman and co-founder of Africa Rising Foundation, an organization dedicated to elevating the perception of Africa globally. Hmm can't wait to find out more about Ndaba and his org! 
Will you be tuning in?

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