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About Amanda

Amanda Eke is a Nigerian American world-renowned Spoken-Word Poet, Artist, Film-Maker, Educator, and Journalist. Unable to read until she was 7, she has forged a career and made a significant impact in the field of storytelling. Her work has been recognized with numerous awards and accolades, including a Fulbright Fellowship and a United Nations Artistry Award. In 2024, she was named as 'Changing the Face of Poetry' by True Leaders Magazine and was given the honor of 'Storytelling Master' by the Kingdom of Morocco and the Ministry of Youth, Culture, and Communication.

Amanda's touring poetry workshop series, 'The Poet Speaks,' has been widely acclaimed and has reached audiences across the globe. Additionally, she hosts a podcast show of the same name, The Poet Speaks Podcast, which Strategic Media Inc declared in 2022 was a 'Top 5 Podcast by Black Creators.' 

Amanda is also the creator and host of the docuseries, 'Growing Pains with Amanda Eke,' which highlights the challenges faced by young individuals as they navigate the complexities of growing up. Her directorial debut film, 'B I D L A,' has received critical acclaim for its exploration of traditional Maltese Folk Music and Hip-Hop fusion on the Mediterranean Island of Malta, and a portion of the film has been archived at the John F. Kennedy Center.

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