Omékongo Dibinga

Omékongo Dibinga, PhD, is a motivational speaker, trilingual poet, television talk show host, rapper, and professor of cross-cultural communication at American University. His work seeks to inspire people to take a stand whenever they see an injustice, no matter how small or large.

Dibinga has published and produced seven books, seven fusion music and motivational CDs, and one independent DVD. His writings and performances have appeared in O Magazine, as well as on television and radio from CNN, BET, and the BBC to NPR, Music Choice, and Voice of America in millions of homes in more than 150 countries.

His book, From the Limbs of My Poetree, was described by Essence Magazine as “a remarkable and insightful collection of exquisite poetry that touches sacred places within your spirit.” He also was one of five international recipients out of 750,000 to win the first-ever “CNN iReport Spirit Award.”