March 02 2018
Mai Khoi a national Vietnamese celebrity who took on political and artistic activism. Mai is a Vietnamese pop star, singer and musician. Mai Khoi broke international headlines in 2016 after she became the first Vietnamese celebrity in history to nominate herself for the National Assembly (congress) on a pro-democracy platform. This campaign sparked a nationwide debate about political participation and ultimately led to a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama. Since running for parliament, she has been harassed by the police (with one of her concerts raided) and is effectively banned from singing in Vietnam.