Derrick N. Ashong – or DNA as he is sometimes known – is literally the voice of a new generation. An experienced broadcaster, musician and digital media influencer, this Harvard educated talent has carved out a unique niche as an expert in bridging the gap between old and new media, and has leveraged this skill-set to create cutting edge content in both digital and broadcast media.
Described by VanityFair.com as “a spirit of promise and hope and harmony,” DNA’s band, Derrick N. Ashong and Soulfège, is critically acclaimed and has been featured on multiple major media outlets. An established media personality, DNA is also the former host of The Stream on Al Jazeera English. He has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show and The Mo’Nique Show, and has lectured on five continents on the use of media as a tool for human development, including recent talks for the UN Foundation; the London School of Economics; King’s College (Cambridge, England); the Reconciliation Forum in Washington, DC; the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations; and before UK Parliament on the subject of “The Obama Generation.”