Mike Africa, Jr. is an activist, a writer and the host of the podcast “Ona Move w/Mike Africa, Jr.,“ He is the star of the HBOmax documentary “40 Years A Prisoner, he is a stage performer, keynote speaker. ” and a hip hop artist.
Mike was born in a Philadelphia jail following a police raid on his parents home that lead to their arrest and sentence to 100 years in prison. At age 6, he witnessed the smoke in the air from a police bomb that was dropped on his family’s home killing his uncle, his cousin and nine other family members.
At 13 he began working to free his parents from prison. After over 25 years of struggle, with the help of his family and attorney Brad Thomson Mike got his parents out of prison, at age 40.
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