THE LIBERATION LYRICIST
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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