Keidi Obi Awadu

Keidi Obi Awadu

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Streaming Media Producer/ Web Designer/ Radio Talk Show Host / Researcher / Author / Lecturer

Family Life

Born in Columbus, Ohio, I am one of four brothers (I do have a twin). I am the divorced father of three beautiful African princesses, all of whom are seriously academic. I have resided in Southern California for 26 years. My personal obsessions include: vegan cooking, my extensive library, everything technical (I am an admitted gadget addict), searching for the world's finest Ethiopian restaurants, travel, health research, global trade and development, as well as associating with people who are all about positive action.

Work Experience

  • Founder and CEO of Black Star Media Group , a multi-media company specializing in web design, streaming media, audio and video production, as well as a spectrum of media production and graphic design services. Founder of LIBRadio.com, an Internet radio station. I also speak fluent French and Spanish as well as a smattering of Japanese and Amharic (Ethiopia)
  • 1990-2007 AUTHOR / LECTURER: Full time professional writer and author of 18 books. During this period I traveled throughout the U.S. and Canada lecturing from my Conscious Rasta Report . I have appeared on major television shows as well as talk radio throughout the U.S. and Canada.
  • 1979-1996 RECORD PRODUCER & RECORDING ARTIST: Produced over 25 record albums for various artists. I am skilled on a number of musical instruments and production tools. At the peak of my recording career I was widely received in Jamaica, France and Spain. As a musician, I have traveled 46 U.S. states.
  • 1974-1978 CRYOGENICS TECHNICIAN: Working in the field of reproductive technology, I was a cryogenics technician in an artificial reproduction sperm-freezing laboratory. I still publish and lecture on reproductive health issues including the recent work, “Sex and Cancer.”

Principle Areas of Research

My father was the noted industrial chemist George Howard . As such, I am well versed and extensively published in such areas as culture, history, ethnicity & society, reproductive biology, health & nutrition, science & technology, as well as the practical application of information technologies. Within the African American community, I have become a widely referenced source to counter the misinformation surrounding HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases and reproductive issues.

Professional Affiliations

I was a member of the D.C.-based think tank Information Project For Africa for over a decade. On the west coast, I was closely affiliated with the Afrikan Culture & Research Center Long Beach for over a dozen years. I am founder of the 7 th Millennium Academy of Consciousness, a youth advocacy organization. My latest endeavor is founding of an African Centered Internet radio talk station, LIBRadio.com along with the complimentary LIBtv.com web television. Additionally, I am currently working on a number of video productions and independent documentaries.

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