Edwin Okong'o

Funny, intelligent, unapologetic, brutally honest, and sometimes cocky -- not your typical, stereotypical African.

Edwin Okong’o is not your typical, stereotypical African. He is a storyteller by any medium necessary. Okong'o is an award-winning journalist, humorist, satirist, and cartoonist. He received his Master’s degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley, where he studied radio, newspaper, magazine, and online multimedia storytelling and editing. Okong’o’s journalistic work, provocative commentaries, and stand-up comedy performances have appeared in numerous media across the world. He is the winner of several honors, including a Webby Award for his short documentary, "Kenya: Sweet Home, Obama", which he made for the PBS program, Frontline.