Obelia Akanke

Obelia Akanke
Author and Spoken Word Poet
Obelia Akanke
Woman Owned Business, Minority Owned Business
I am a storyteller. I write about life. That includes what is funny, painful, and random.
Obelia – “pillar of strength”
Akanke – “to know her is to love her”
Obelia is a “true life poet.” Her topics center around life situations and may be comical, practical, or written to bring awareness to a situation. Depending on her mood, she may write for no other reason than to entertain herself. She has performed in Okinawa, on the East Coast and various online radio shows, was a featured artist for a poetry calendar, and was interviewed for an online magazine. Heart of Crystal is her first in a series of novels. Obelia likes to challenge herself to learn and improve her art. She has chosen to express much of that through poetry. Her unique style can be felt through print or audio. She currently resides in Hampton Roads where she interacts with and supports other local artists.
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