Afifio mai, Susū mai, Maliu mai
ma tala mai a’ao
Talofa! Samoan Bios explores the lives of some of the most prominent, famous and influential people of Samoan heritage – proud sons and daughters of Samoa. The website is growing into one of the largest Samoan biography databases online, chronicling biographies of men and women from different professions, disciplines and art forms from around the world.
The idea of Samoan Bios started in mid-September 2011 by a mother who simply wanted her son to learn more about his Samoan heritage and the different ways our Samoan people have contributed to society in different parts of the world. The website was later launched online in December 2011 with hope that Samoan Bios helps:
- inspire and empower our youth to continue to seek greatness by reading about the lives of those who have gone before them in the fields they wish to pursue.
- highlight the excellence achieved by those who were the first Samoan and/or Pacific person in their field.
- provide an extensive online database for all visitors to the website simply interested in the Samoan culture.
- to feature positive Samoan role models all on the one website so that our kids can access this information more easily, rather than visiting multiple websites.
There are many people in the world that we have admired as children growing up, and in many cases, those same people happen to be of Samoan heritage. I ask you to join me in celebrating the success of our people who hail from the small islands of Samoa and American Samoa, and those living abroad.
Fa’afetai tele lava!