An experienced musician, broadcaster and digital media influencer, DNA hasspoken and performed on five continents, including for the UN Foundation, Harvard Business School, MIT, Stanford, London School of Economics, King’s College (Cambridge) & UK Parliament. His interviews have ranged from celebrities like John Legend, Zoe Saldana and Jimmi Cliff, to influencers like Arianna Huffington, former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers, and former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
A true “Afropolitan,” DNA grew up in Ghana, NY & the Middle East. Described by VanityFair.com as “a spirit of promise and hope and harmony” the music of his band Soulfège has charted on both sides of the Atlantic. He was host of “The Derrick Ashong Experience” on SIRIUS XM’s Oprah Radio, and anchored the inaugural year of the Emmy-nominated social media TV show “The Stream” on Al Jazeera English.