THE LIBERATION LYRICIST

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Trinidad-born, New York-based emcee Messiah Ramkissoon was born to enlighten. Equal parts poet, teacher and social activist, the artist known simply by his birth name MESSIAH has crafted a career of empowerment artistry. Indeed, this messiah has a message: words possess power.

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WHO IS MESSIAH?

  • Emerging Leader Award from the National Institute of Caribbean Studies
  • Recipient of $25,000 scholarship from Oprah Winfrey
  • Graduate of prestigious Howard University
  • Three-time champion of Showtime At The Apollo talent showcase
  • Recipient of the "Gift of Poetry" recognition from Howard University Alumni Association
  • 2008 BET Awards Pre-Show opening act for Janelle Monae
  • Featured subject, Black Enterprise magazine "BE Modern Man" series
  • Gifted hip-hop and spoken word artist, creative writing instructor and youth activist
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