Negus Adeyemi - Owner/CEO/Poet/Author
Negus Adeyemi is an African-Caribbean-American writer, born in the borough of Brooklyn and raised in New Jersey by parents from the island of Barbados. With the fortune of having his father being a calypsonian and folk musician, he literally grew up around storytelling and performing. It wasn’t until he graduated from NJIT (New Jersey Institute of Technology) in 2008 with a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering that he himself began to seriously write poetry. Passionate about his culture and heritage from the time of his conception, Negus displays these and many more emotions in every one of his poems. Exuberant with these emotions, he is very ardent in writing poems about the cultivation and edification of his people. Utilizing a plethora of ways and topics for people to relate and connect with his messages.
As a poet, his goal is to express himself in a way that enlightens, heals, uplifts, guides and augments the hue man spirit. Negus is much more than just a writer, he is also a father, husband, electrical engineer, teaching artist and owner of Adeyemi Artistry Incorporated. Negus currently lives back in his birth city of Brooklyn, New York. Through his poetic journey thus far he has performed his poetry at many different venues including various universities, colleges, prisons, churches, libraries, bookstores, festivals, fundraisers and multiple other events throughout North America. He has written and self-published four poetry books which includes, L.O.V.E. (Letting Out Vast Emotions) which was released [June 2009], Mind Of A Mature Lion [January 2011], Soularadiance [April 2014] and his latest book Gemineye [May 2017]. Negus has also released his own line of poetic greeting cards back in February 2018, these cards and books can be found on his website: www.adeyemiartistry.com
Created January 2017, Adeyemi Artistry is a company conceived from the manifestation of a vision to expand the poetic works of Negus Adeyemi. Negus is the founder and CEO of Adeyemi Artistry and has started this company with the intent to become known for much more than just poetry, but also creator of a place where art + culture resides and grows globally. Adeyemi Artistry creates unique cultural art events that include poetry and many other forms of art.
Adeyemi Artistry produces high quality poetry books and an array of greetings cards. With a connection and passion for uplifting and supporting people, we also perform poetry writing workshops. We have had poetry writing workshops at Weeksville Heritage Center for adults. Also, in partnership with Friends Of Island Academy we are also currently performing poetry writing workshops inside Rikers Island for incarcerated youth. Envisioning the importance and empowering people with the power of their words is our intent, we want to make this world a better place each word at a time.
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