About Kwame Nyong'o

Kwame Nyong'o tells fresh stories from the Africa that is often not shown through his children's books and animations. He was born in Chicago and was raised in both the US and his father's native country of Kenya.

Kwame's children's books "A Tasty Maandazi" (2006), "I Love Ugali and Sukuma Wiki" (2013) and "The Yummiest Githeri" (2018) show positive images of contemporary Africa using food as a medium for intercultural exchange.

Kwame's animated short "The Legend of Ngong Hills" (2012) has won many awards worldwide. In 2017 and 2018 he was on the team that won several awards at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in France for "The World's Most Eligible Bachelor", a campaign supporting northern White Rhino conservation in Kenya.

Kwame considers himself lucky to live in Kenya where the unique sights, sounds and people inspire him daily.

Kwame Nyong'o