Omékongo Dibinga

"If there's one word that describes Omékongo Dibinga, it's passion." (CNN)

Omékongo Dibinga is a motivational youth speaker and diversity educator. He has traveled the country and the globe (21 countries to date) motivating young people and those who work with young people to live their best lives and have a healthy appreciation for diverse cultures. As an UPstander, his life’s mission is to inspire all across the globe to take a stand when they witness an injustice, no matter how small or large. To this end, Omékongo works with schools, government, nonprofit, and corporate groups that work with youth populations and marginalized populations of all ages. Omékongo strives off of encouraging courageous conversations and delivering powerful, inspirational messages on issues such as bullying, diversity, and overall motivation. He delivers his powerful message which is part speech, part poetry, and part hip-hop in a way that engages his audiences like no other speaker.

Omékongo’s CNN-award winning work has been viewed over 1,000,000 views on He has published 7 books and produced 7 CDs. Omékongo’s trilingual (English, French, & Swahili) music and writings have appeared alongside artists such as Sheryl Crow, Angelina Jolie, Norah Jones, Damien Rice, Angelique Kidjo, Don Cheadle, and Mos Def. He has shared the stage with Wyclef Jean, OutKast, Sonia Sanchez, Dennis Brutus, The Last Poets, Aaron Rodgers, and Emmanuelle Chriqui. Contact Omékongo today and let us work together to change the world for the future of youth!


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Omékongo takes the principles from his book, G.R.O.W. Towards Your Greatness, and brings it to you as a weekly audio podcast.

Opening Eyes, One Mind at a Time… Omékongo’s thoughtful insights will bring out discussion in you.

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