Spoken Word Artist

Akeem Olaj

Akeem Olaj is a Poet, Actor, Playwright, Architect, Martial Artist and Activist born and raised in, New Orleans, Louisiana now based in Austin, TX. He was the Co-founder and coach of Slam New Orleans Poetry Slam Team. As a Poet and Coach with Slam New Orleans , affectionately nicknamed Team SNO, he's achieved 3 National Poetry Slam championships ( 2010 Group, 2012-13 Team) And 4 regional Titles(The 2016 -17 Southwestern Regional Champion,2017 Redstick regional champion , 2016 Southern Fried poetry slam champion). With Slam New Orleans He has also opened for Shriver's Row, Amanda Seals, Kendrick Lamar and P Diddy and the family.