Proud of her African ancestral ties, Naki desires to bring the light and tell her personal account of being an African in America to the world. She is a cultural ambassador who is passionate about using words as a means to heal and entertain. Her womb that gave life to her children serves as the same space that is the center of her creativity. She can be described as a hope dealer; poetry her drug of choice. To witness Naki live, will revive your spirit and renew one's sense of love. She effortlessly captivates her audience and can hush a crowd with her vulnerability and sensual flare. A poetic experience can be summed up in one word- Attestation. She simply is a living example that God is real.
Naki Akrobettoe was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. She is the grand-daughter of an American coal miner and through her father's lineage heir of a Ghanaian royal chief. She started writing poetry as early as grade school and went on to attended The University of Toledo in 2002, where she developed as a spoken word artist. She has co-founded a number of organizations related to poetry, and has co-hosted a radio program. Her first album (Penstrokes) was released In May 2010 with her first single entitled “Black Is." Her most recent album, A Timeless Miracle, was released in December of 2014. She maintains a website at NakiSpeaks.com and invites your visit.