The Jamaica Observer recently featured dub poet Kenesha Spencer, also known as Afrocentricz, underlining her ways of promoting positivity.
Dub poet Afrocentricz is using her platform to promote positivity. The 26-year-old hails from Trench Town in Kingston and said her environment plays a critical part in her work.
“I grew up in Trench Town. Instead of looking at my surroundings as a bad thing, I decided to use it as a way to uplift my community; my community motivates me. I want my poems to share some love and open people to a more positive energy,” she told the Jamaica Observer.
In keeping with these objectives, Afrocentricz has released empowering dub poems including Wahlaah, Little Black Girl and I Self-esteem. “The things that inspired I Self-esteem are the things that don’t inspire high self-esteem. I think it’s okay to just be yourself. You can be yourself and still achieve your goals, just have love and spread love,” she shared.
Afrocentricz (given name Kenesha Spencer) recently performed at Spoken Word and Nyabinghi Drum for African Liberation held at Kingston Dub Club in St Andrew last Saturday.
She begun her career as a professional dub poet in 2014. While she is currently pursuing a career in nursing, Afrocentricz says poetry is her true love.
“Poetry is my life, that’s what I see it as now,” she said. “I was always writing and I love doing poetry and skits. I’ve been in JCDC, Little Theatre, I’ve performed at Ranny Williams Centre as a child, and four years ago I realised I can really step into this thing,” she continued.
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