Ghanaian Spoken Word artiste Poetra Asantewa had a chat with the folks at The Authenticity Project (TAP) about her career.
Asantewa spoke about what poetry means to her, quitting her job as a Network and Systems Administrator to pursue writing and poetry full time and a lot more.
TAP is “on a mission to identify and celebrate those who have gathered the courage to dare greatly.”
Born Ama Asantewa Diaka, Poetra Asantewa is a Spoken Word Artist and an entrepreneur.
Asantewa released her debut EP Motherfuckitude: The Naked Ones to great reviews in October 2015. The spoken word project fused contemporary poetry with neo-soul and jazz, and was recorded and produced by musician, Kyekyeku.
Her art tackles topics including feminism, education standards, and mental health awareness/depression. She performed at the 2016 Lagos International Poetry Festival, and was also named as a 2016 OneBeat Fellow.
OneBeat is an international cultural exchange that celebrates the transformative power of the arts through the creation of original, inventive music, and people-to-people diplomacy.
Asantewa is the founder of Alikoto Clothing, Yobbings and Love Rocks, a Non-Governmental Organization dedicated to helping young students learn outside of the box.