David Adjaye – David Adjaye is one of the world's most sought-after architects. Born in Tanzania to Ghanaian parents he is now based in London.
Dambisa Moyo – Time Magazine has listed economist Dambisa Moyo as one of the "100 most Influential People in the World." Born in Zambia, Moyo went to university in the UK and the United States. Her books "Dead Aid" and "How the West was Lost" have been controversial and influential.
Spoeke Mathambo – South African vocalist and producer Spoeke Mathambo has pioneered a kind of "township tech" that incorporates elements of electro, house and dubstep. His tunes can be heard on discerning dancefloors around the world.
Mayra Andrade – Singer Mayra Andrade is a true globetrotter. Born in Cuba, raised in Cape Verde, she has also lived in Senegal, Angola and Germany, and now lives in Paris. Her jazzy bossa nova ballads are winning her fans all over the world.
Chris Ofili – Artist Chris Ofili was born in Manchetser, England to Nigerian parents. His work has drawn inspiration from a research trip to Zimbabwe. He is a former winner of Britain's prestigious Turner Prize for art, and his works include "No Woman, No Cry," pictured.