Mabou Loiseau

Mabou Loiseau

Haitian-American Mabou Loiseau is an eight-year-old polyglot genius girl who speaks, writes, and reads 9 languages (French, Creole, English, Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic, Sign Language, Japanese and Russian) and plays 8 musical instruments (Piano, Violin, Guitar, Harp, Clarinet, Conga, Drums and the Flute).

Mabou Loiseau
Mabou Loiseau

She swims, ice-skates, dances, acts, draws, paints and SINGS! At the age of five she was already speaking 7 languages. At the age of 7 she was solving 9th grade division problems.  She is currently working on college-level algebra and seems to enjoy it.

It is also of note that she was homeschooled by her mother who was not satisfied with the educational options that were available to her child. It seems to have been very good for Mabou, who ended up testing in the 99th percentile on the city test for gifted and talented schools.

In an interview with her father for StoryCorps (a national nonprofit that gives people the chance to interview friends and loved ones about their lives. Learn more, including how to interview someone in your life, at StoryCorps.org), it’s cute to hear the simple questions that she asks her father, and reminds us that beneath that genius exterior, is a little girl with a child’s view of the world.

Jason Derulo

Jason Derulo

Haitian-American Jason Derulo spent his youth studying opera, theater and ballet, as well as different musical genres.

Jason Derulo
Jason Derulo

This talented young man has written for Lil Wayne, Pitbull, Cassie, Diddy, Grant Goan, Danity Kane, Donnie Klang, and Sean Kingston.

He has won 4 music awards and been nominated for an additional 15. He is a dancer, choreographer and rapper.

His single “Talk Dirty” (ft. 2 Chainz) is his most successful track to date having sold over 5 million singles throughout the world, and has garnered over 200 million views on YouTube. Other hit singles include “Whatcha Say,” “In My Head,” “Ridin’ Solo,” “Don’t Wanna Go Home”and “It Girl.”

Derulo suffered a severe neck injury that required rehabilitation in 2012. It helped focus him and he went on to release a new album in 2013. To learn more about him, and keep up with his events and tours, visit his official website or follow him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.