The naming of baby mountain gorillas is planned for September 2


18th annual Kwita Izina gorilla naming ceremony in Kinigi, Musanze District, Rwanda,s Northern Province.

For the first time, since the outbreak of Covid-19, it will be held physically, joining the communities living around the home of the endangered mountain gorillas in the ultimate celebration of nature and conservation.

Kwita Izina is increasingly an event of famous people from all walks of life who enjoy gorilla trekking.

According to kwitizina tweeter page, this year's event will be attended by famous people from across the globe, including;

Kaddu Sebunya currently the African Wildlife Foundation CEO who has over 20 years’ experience in conservation at grassroots, national, and regional levels in the USA, Africa, and Europe. He has worked with Oxfam UK, the World Conservation Union - IUCN, USA Peace Corps, Conservation International, and Solimar International. As African Wildlife Foundation’s CEO, Kaddu rallies the continent’s elite to lead the fight against the destruction of valuable habitats and wildlife.


Neri Bukspan is the EY Americas Accounting, Reporting and Governance Leader for Financial Accounting Advisory Services. Previously, Neri was an executive managing director at a large financial services firm, overseeing quality, risk, governance and accounting analysis. He is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in New York and California. Currently he is a managing director with Standard & Poor's Credit Market Services. Based in New York.

Juan Pablo Sorin, born 5 May 1976 is an Argentine former footballer and current sports broadcaster, who played as a left-back or left midfielder. He had a successful club career in his native Argentina with River Plate, in Brazil with Cruzeiro, and with various teams in Europe, including Barcelona, Lazio, Paris Saint-Germain and Villarreal. At international level, he represented Argentina at two FIFA World Cups, and was the captain of Argentine side at the 2006 FIFA World Cup; he also represented his nation in two editions of Copa América, and the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup.

Uzo Aduba, born February 10, 1981 is an American actress known for her work on stage and screen, she has received three Primetime Emmy Awards and five Screen Actors Guild Awards. She also received three Golden Globe Awards nominations and a Tony Award nomination.

Thomas Milz is the Sales and Marketing for Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA). Milz has occupied various positions across the Volkswagen Group since 1997, in a career spanning Germany, USA, the Middle East and Russia. Prior to joining VWSA, he held the title of Director: Volkswagen Passenger Cars Russia and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Countries.

Gilberto Silva born 7 October 1976) is a Brazilian former professional footballer who played as a defensive midfielder most notably for English Premier League club Arsenal, Super League club Panathinaikos F.C, Clube Atlético Mineiro and the Brazil national team.

Sir Ian Clark Wood, KT, GBE, born 21 July 1942 is a Scottish billionaire businessman and philanthropist. He is best known for his work in the North Sea oil industry with Wood Group, which he was largely responsible for transforming from a company of modest size, serving a primarily local market, to a large corporation with operations in over 50 countries. He served as Wood Group's chief executive from 1967 to 2006, and as chairman until 2012. Wood is one of Scotland's wealthiest people, with an estimated net worth of around £1.7 billion (2020).

In 2007, Wood and his immediate family set up The Wood Foundation – a venture philanthropy organisation.


Dr. Cindy Descalzi Pereira is a philanthropist and Chairperson of Global Events Africa. She is also the founder of La Foundation Congo Kitoko. Her organisation focuses on charity work specifically in the Republic of Congo.

Laurene Powell Jobs Laurene Powell Jobs (born November 6, 1963) is an American billionaire businesswoman and executive. Powell Jobs is founder and chair of Emerson Collective, an organization that supports social entrepreneurs who are committed to the ideal that everyone ought to have the chance to live to their full potential. She is the widow of Steve Jobs, co-founder and former CEO of Apple Inc and she manages the Steve Jobs Trust.


1) Youssou N'Dour is a Senegalese singer, songwriter, musician, composer, occasional actor, businessman, and politician. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine described him as, "perhaps the most famous singer alive" in Senegal and much of Africa. From April 2012 to September 2013, he was Senegal's Minister of Tourism.