Bill Sellanga, popularly known as Blinky Bill is a Ted Talks Fellow. Featured in a TED Talks Fellow promotion video, the talented artist highlights his inspiration and showcases life in Nairobi. Formerly of the electro Afrofunk group Just A Band, Blinky continues to make waves in the music industry with his unique sound and ingenious musical abilities. Known for his beats and new age approach to music, the musician is said to produce his first solo album. Being part of the TED Fellowship since 2014, Blinky is among the few Kenyans to make it to the prestigious guild of world changers.
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The TED Fellows programs occur twice a year. Seeking “extraordinary thinkers and doers,” the program has a different approach to capacity building for leadership. The website details the type of applicants required for the program,” Instead of business people, professionals, policy wonks and government officials, the TED Fellows program focuses on doers, makers, inventors, advocates, filmmakers and photographers, musicians and artists, scientists, entrepreneurs, NGO heads, and human rights activists.” The Instagram account provides more details on past Fellows and the process of application.
The search is on for our next class of TED Fellows. Apply now to become a TEDGlobal 2017 Fellow in Arusha, Tanzania now at go.ted.com/tedfellowsapply. Pictured here is Kenyan mining entrepreneur and #TEDFellow Majala Mlagui, whose company Thamani Gems works with artisanal and small-scale gemstone miners in East Africa to create sustainable livelihoods through responsible mining, ethical sourcing and access to fair trade markets.
The next TEDGlobal 2017 conference is to be held in Arusha, Tanzania. As the deadline draws near with application closing on November 13, 2016, interested parties are encouraged to apply. Becoming a TED Fellow could catapult one into a realm of innovators, creatives, and influences that can help one achieve their dreams.
The application window is still open, visit the official TED website, to begin your journey towards becoming a TED Fellow.