Poet

“Award winning, trilingual poet and rapper!”

Dr. Omékongo writes and performs poetry

Dr. Omékongo writes and performs in English, French, and Swahili. His Urban Music Award-winning work has best been described by Nikki Giovanni as “outstanding, exciting, and new while being very old.” His book, From the Limbs of My Poetree was described by Essence Magazine as “a remarkable and insightful collection of exquisite poetry that touches sacred places within your spirit.” He has shared his work across the globe in nearly 30 countries on three continents. Omekongo loves writing songs for organizations! He has written hip-hop songs and poems for organizations such as NASA, The Enough! Project, Jewish World Watch, and more. He has also written songs for movies such as “It’s a Girl” and wrote the lead music track for the album “Raise Hope for Congo” which featured distinguished artists such as Sheryl Crow, Nora Jones, Angelique Kidjo, Damien Rice, and Yassine Bey (Mos Def). his poetry was also featured in Don Cheadle’s book The Enough Moment, alongside Angelina Jolie and Mariska Hargitay.

Omékongo’s writings and performances have appeared in O Magazine, as well as on TV and radio from CNN, BET, and the BBC to NPR, Music Choice, and Voice of America in millions of homes in over 150 countries. Omékongo he has featured/lectured nationwide in venues from TEDx and Harvard to Russell Simmons’ Hip-Hop Summit and the Nuyorican Poets Café. His rap mixtape series “Bootleg” promotes positive hip-hop with remixes of songs by Tupac, Notorious BIG, JAY-Z, Nas, 50 Cent, and others. Omékongo has produced four music albums to date.

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