Co-owner of Out of Africa Entertainment and Co-founder of non-profit Africa Rising
Kweku Mandela is the grandson of the former South African President and anti-apartheid revolutionary, Nelson Mandela. He is the Founder of Based On A True Story, a leading TV and film production company, and a partner in Mandela Media. In 2009, he co-founded the non-profit Africa Rising with Ndaba Mandela. Africa Rising seeks to contribute to the development of the African continent, and to change the perception of Africa by the global community through publications, film, media and social interaction. Kweku attended the APA International Film School in Sydney, Australia. Kweku was born in Transkei, South Africa, and grew up in the US, only to return to his homeland in 1993.