“Melenin” (Omar Ryan), has a BA in Africa and African Diaspora Studies and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB). Inspired by Malcom X, he focuses on issues of youth dis-empowerment and empowerment, community development and access to education by the poor. He has performed at numerous poetry events and has received a number of awards and recognition for his service and leadership; including the Governor General’s Youth Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service and the UWI Award for Community Service.

Ras Shaddai’s passions include painting, drawing and poetry. His love for poetry led him to choose a career path in Dub Poetry. He has written over 100 poems and has performed as opening acts for numerous artistes. Inspired by Marcus Garvey, Haile Selasie & other evolutionary freedom fighters, he has a passion for writing poems about Africa. Some of his energizing Dub Poetries are “The Iam” “I travel through Space & time” “Black like a Rock” to name a few.

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