Qi Dada is one half of award winning rap duo Riders Against the Storm. As a musical artist she has traveled the world refreshing the spectrum for femine art and presentation. She is also the co-founder of Divine and Conjure Enterprises, LLC, a production company with a focus on empowering audiences through creative events, films and music. As a spiritual thought leader, she created Qi Dada Life, an educational platform to 'reimagine the simple genius of the heart.' She is a keynote speaker and creative writer. Awards such as Austin Forty under Forty (2016) and YWCA Women of Achievement (2007) showcase her commitment towards media, women and the championing of children.
Jonathan 'Chaka' Mahone
Known as a creative catalyst, Jonathan 'Chaka' Mahone has a strong background in event production, curriculum development, multimedia content creation, visual art, songwriting, music production, and youth empowerment through arts. As a performing artist, he has traveled the world as one-half of the award-winning hip hop duo, Riders Against the Storm (RAS). As co-founder of Divine and Conjure Enterprises, LLC, a production company with a focus on empowering audiences through creative events, films, music, and more, he applies his creative talents for uplift. After years of service in the Austin community, his work was recognized by SXSW via their 2020 Dewey Winburne Community Service Award. Always an advocate for musicians and artists, Mahone founded DAWA, Diversity Awareness and Wellness in Action, in 2019 to provide a safety net for People of Color that are experiencing short term life crisis. More specifically, people of color who are: musicians, artists, social workers, teachers, healing practitioners, and service industry workers.