From my experience running Yele, I've learned what works -- and what doesn't, and from my time as a U.N. goodwill ambassador, I know how to make things happen for Haiti at home and around the worldWyclef officially announces election run Aug 06, 2010
This is a move I have been considering for a long time, and now, with conditions in Haiti worse than they've ever been, I want to take my commitment to helping my country to the highest level it can goWyclef officially announces election run Aug 06, 2010
I've been in Haiti back and forth. And let me give you something else. The president who ran for president in 2006, I voted for him with an electoral card. I could not have voted for the president if I did not have residence in Haiti, just so you be clearWyclef still fighting to run for president Aug 24, 2010
They're supposed to give free education and job creation. And they want everything to go through a monopolyWyclef still fighting to run for president Aug 24, 2010
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.