Kweku grandfather Nelson Mandela or Madiba, as he is affectionately known by his clan name, is a Nobel Peace laureate and world renowned statesman who continues to draw global attention for his exemplary role in ending apartheid in South Africa nearly two decades ago.
Grandsons, Ndaba Mandela and Kweku Mandela Amuah are seemingly poised to pick up the baton from their iconic grandfather given their work in Africa and recent global moves they have been making quietly.
Founders of Africa Rising Foundation and Out Of Africa Entertainment (of which Kweku is a partner), Ndaba and Kweku have been honing their skills as social entrepreneurs and tackling some of Africa’s pressing challenges, mainly youth empowerment.
Africa Rising is a non-profit organisation founded by Ndaba and Kweku Mandela at the end of 2009 in order to contribute to the development of the African continent.
Africa Rising’s Mission is a conduit for the New African Generation that is committed to promoting Africa through a series of campaigns that address the continent’s socio-economic challenges.
They also created a collaborative film project, The Power of Words with American superstar actor, Robert De Niro.
They have also launched a social networking site called Mandela.is in honor of their grandfather.