Muthoni Ndonga ‘the Drummer Queen’ among 20 inspiring 2019 TED Fellows

Muthoni Ndonga ‘the Drummer Queen’, Kenyan musician has been selected as a 2019 TED fellow alongside 19 others.

“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,” announced Muthoni on her social feeds.

“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,” she added.

Muthoni merges traditional drumming with traditional styles like hip-hop to create a compelling fusion genre for contemporary audiences.

The TED Fellows program which turns 10 this year, supports extraordinary, iconoclastic individuals at work on world-changing projects, providing them with access to the global TED platform and community, as well as new tools and resources to amplify their remarkable vision.