Mark Richard Shuttleworth is a computer programmer, a South African who became millionaire after selling his company internet security. in its curriculum include the founding of companies such as Joint Venture HBD (with Tourist investments valued at 70 million U.S. dollars in the Island Prince) and Canonical Ltd responsible for the promotion of free software. It is at this company born free software like Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Edubuntu, Xubuntu and Lubuntu, all derived from Debian and distributed free of charge through download.
Professor Robert Drewes, PhD, is an American biologist with a permanent fascination for the African continent, having conducted field research in 30 different countries in Africa since 1969, including Sao Tome and Principe. Drewes' research interests includes the comparative physiology of frogs and he serves on the board of the Department of Wildlife in Kenya. He is also Curator of the Department of Herpetology at the Academy of California.
Aoaní d'Alva was born and raised in Sao Tome and graduated in Journalism in Brazil, but it was in Angola that she established herself as a professional. She worked in the "New Journal" where she became the editor of the culture page and where she continues as a collaborator. in 2012 she released his first book, "Myopia Chronicle" result of several published stories in the same newspaper.
Dynka Amorim is a born associative. The young Sao-tomean living in Portugal is the founder of the magazine "Bué Fixe" made by young people for young people trying to alert the young to HIV / AIDS and provide information on various forms of prevention. The magazine was born in Sao Tome but gained wings in Portugal, where Dynka graduated in Political Science and International Relations. Today "Bué Fixe" is more than a magazine about HIV / AIDS, it speaks also to problems affecting the youth Diaspora in Portugal. In Dynka 2010 became a member of the Vienna Youth Force for the eighteenth International Conference on HIV / AIDS. He also coordinated a project "to destroy" the virus of HIV / AIDS supported by MTV "Stay Alive" and the Youth in Action Programme. For all his work with youth in HIV / AIDS prevention, Dynka Amorim was awarded the European Award - Young Entrepreneur AIDS and Mobility in 2010 and the prize "MTV linked" by Solidarity.
He began painting at a young age, at only 13 years of age, taking part of an exhibition commemorating the anniversary of the independence of the country. In 1982 he met Pina Protásio and Cesaltino da Fonseca, exponents of art in Sao Tome and Principe at the time. Influenced by Protásio Pina, he began painting in oil. Later, he worked with Korean masters in painting scenery and frame assembly for human entertainment and outdoor games.
The musician and artist, Guilherme Luís Vaz de Carvalho Alves was born in Sao Tome and Principe in 1970. It was refreshing to play programs from Radio National Sao Tome and Principe. He composed the theme "berry Lucky" for the film "berry of Ecuador" the Austrian filmmaker Herbert Brödl. Guilherme de Carvalho is also a founding member of the Tempo Group, which also reconciles with his solo career started in 2009. The following year he released his first solo album "Temper". He is also president of the Association of Musicians São Tome - ASSOMÚSICOS.
Publisher of the Portuguese-speaking countries on Global Voices Online, an international platform of "citizen media" that reports on social mobilization online from all corners of the world. Lives in Porto, where it is involved with several associations and collective as Transparency Hackday, the draft urban permaculture Horta-there Permaculture Urban Space Compass, and the bookstore cat Bummer. Interests mainly by crossing the areas of information technology, communications and new media, and social transformation. He studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science, Multimedia and branch part of the course in Journalism and Communication Sciences, both from the University of Porto. Since 2006 engaged in the management, training and development of cyber-projects. Between 2007 and 2011 passed several times by East Timor, as a teacher at the National University, a consultant in information system for e-learning and government administration, and educator in online communication with the NGOs in Mozambique in 2012, promoted the workshops Free Culture and Citizen Media.
In the music world Marlene Bandeira is known as Nelly Strong, a name chosen due to her physical and mental strength. In 2010, this young rapper entered into the music scene as a member of the group "Black Niggas". There were several performances that left marks and desire to do more. In June of that same year, Nelly left the group and partnered with Carla Pontifice "Miss Underground" to sing slam poetry.
This pair of female rapper broke the taboos of the music entourage in São Tomé and Príncipe with their performances and lyrics. They both were recognized as "the ladies of hip hop" or "the girls who sing in French", which was the language they chose to make slam.
Her partner in crime, Miss Underground, left the country to study abroad but Nelly continued to do what she loves: singing. She was invited to join several projects, always being introduced as the only female rapper of the islands.
Apart from music, Nelly also studies telecommunications engineering, but never leaves her dream behind: keep singing and continuing to make music.
Recently, Nelly released the big hit "Mordomia" (stewardship) in partnership with Tigre T, one of the members of the group "Os Vibrados". The song literally put Nelly Strong into people's mouths.
Professor Maria do Céu Madureira is a Pharmacist and has a PHD in Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. She is passionate about S. Tomé and Príncipe (STP), where she has been working sInce 1993 in partnership with the Health Ministry in the Ethnopharmacological study of the country's Medicinal Plants, namely antimalarial species. The work developed has the purpose to maintain the autochthonous people's knowledge on traditional medicine and the uses of medicinal plants. She is Coordinator of Pagué Project, whose goal is to educate and encourage young researchers into the Ethnopharmacology field, and provide training to a working group in the islands, which should be able to join research activities in development process for new medicines made from natural products. She is a university teacher and a researcher at the Centre of Functional Ecology at University of Coimbra, and responsible for the research on the subject of Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use of Medicinal Plants in PALOP's (African Portuguese Speaking Countries).