Two great artists on one stage in a small island like Haiti will show the world that the country is on course to rebuild its stature in the Caribbean, said Jimmy Rosemond, head of Czar Entertainment and one of the forces behind the festival.Wyclef, Akon to perform concert in Haiti Dec 10, 2007
AIDS is a worldwide illness that does not discriminate. Making Haiti the scapegoat only gets in the way of world progress in AIDS researchWyclef Jean chides Haiti AIDS theory Dec 04, 2007
I was just trying to continue the legacy of 'Carnival I,'Wyclef Jean returns to the 'Carnival' Dec 04, 2007
You're talking about a group that did not talk for eight yearsJean credits Chappelle for Fugees reunion Feb 28, 2006
I am so happy to share my journey, which took me from the hut to the projects to the mansionWyclef Jean penning memoir Oct 19, 2009
Nel Ust Wyclef Jean (Haitian Creole pronunciation: , English: /ˈwaɪklɛf ˈʒɑːn/; born October 17, 1969) is a Haitian musician, record producer and politician. At age nine, Jean moved to the United States with his family and has spent much of his life in the country. He first received fame as a member of the acclaimed New Jersey hip hop group, the Fugees.
On August 5, 2010, Jean filed for candidacy in the 2010 Haitian presidential election., although the Electoral Commission subsequently ruled him ineligible to stand as he had not met the requirement to have been resident in Haiti for five years.
Born in Haiti, the son of a Nazarene pastor, Wyclef moved with his family to Brooklyn, New York, when he was nine before moving again to northern New Jersey. Jean has been a resident of Saddle River and South Orange, New Jersey. Wyclef briefly attended Eastern Nazarene College and regrets dropping out. Jean is currently attending Boston's Berklee College of Music. Jean has cited reggae artist Bigga Haitian as one of his early influences. Although his birth date was widely given as October 17, 1972, when he filed papers seeking to run as a candidate for the presidency of Haiti, he disclosed that he was in fact three years older.