Naki Akrobettoe

Community Artist
Barnett Ambassadors

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.

Naki Akrobettoe Photo