K Love, The Poet
Taraji P Henson, Kimberly Elise, Fantasia, Black Thought, Malcolm Jamal Warner, Erykah Badu and Most
recently Mary J Blige, are all just a few of the celebrities that have felt compelled to share her work on
their social platforms.
With vulnerability, authenticity and transparency not only being the staples of her brand of artistry but
also, the staples of her brand of human, K-Love is recognized as a highly sought after Spoken Word Artist.
Ms. Love is available for speaking engagements, Live performances, youth trainings and workshops.
K-Love the Poet is an international Spoken Word Artist/Motivational Speaker. She’s shared stages with arts & activist legends as Angela Davis, Ameena Mathews, Ava Muhammad, Jessie Jackson, Common, just to name a few. A recipient of several awards for her community work and humanitarianism, she also has titles to her credit of actress, author, and mentor. In 2009 she co-founded LYRIC Mentoring (Let Your Rhymes Inspire Creativity), a grassroots endeavor that has become one of the most impactful youth movements in Chicago.
Eros, Prince of Poetry
Author and National Award-Winning Spoken Word Artist, Eros- The Prince of Poetry has a consistent message of self-love and empowerment. Through his works, we are reminded why taking time out for ourselves is not just good to do, but necessary. His Grammy submitted project, The Love Her Album has gained national and international attention and has sparked conversations around love and healing. Follow his art and allow yourself to experience love through the power of Spoken Word.
M’Reld Green is one of thee most dynamic spoken word artist of her generation. M’Reld has been featured on Russell Simmons presents HBO Def Poetry Jam, BET Lyric Café and TVOne Verses & Flow. She has shared the stage with a host of celebrated acts which includes Angie Stone, Ledisi, Eric Roberson, MC Lyte and many others. A true wordsmith M’Reld has performed for then Illinois State Senator now President Barack Obama.
Outside of being acknowledged as one of the nations premiere poets, M’Reld is also an ambassador for peace, social justice and youth advocacy. She continues her involvement with Chicago Public Schools. Also she has used her spoken word as a teaching tool for non for profit agencies such as The Black Star Program and Institute for Positive Living.
Venus (Madame Goddess) Jones a native of Joliet Illinois started writing poetry in 2010 after being in an abusive relationship she began to write poetry as an outlet, it was a gateway to freedom having went through a traumatic experience at the age 14 once she began to write she begin to heal she was known for what she would called "Hood Love Poetry" expressing the ups and downs of being in love with a gangster some would call her a male basher but she
would refer to herself as a truth teller, while doing many shows in Chicago she would engage women who could relate to the pain she would Express through her poetry. In March 2021
Venus started Kweendom Movement
Stormy Martin, Chicago (Southside) native, discovered that she had the gift of song at the age of 10. Trained by the best, Ms. Martin has traveled, and participated in many vocal performances, plays and shows across the country. Some of her fondest memories of singing were performing with her choir and singing the National Anthem at White Sox Park, being a soloist for a brunch for Illinois Secretary of State, Jessie White, opening for gospel singer Tye Tribett, and most recently had the chance to join Kanye West and his choir for Sunday Service in Atlanta and has performed a beautiful set at Chicago's own Bassline Chicago.
Today Ms. Martin is an independent soloist with her vocal focus being gospel and R&B performing for various artists, venues, events, and special occasions.
"Music is my gift that reaches the soul and I choose to share it with others to produce more happiness."
Queen Drie, born Adrien Amponsah, is a relatively new fusion artist. With a unique interpretation of music that blends genres and fuses experiences, Queen Drie began music in 2020 to highlight her journey through self-exploration and awakening. Drie’s artistry begs the question “Who am I?” Her songwriting and performing goals are to connect with the human intuition, challenge and channel it towards awareness. As a Ghanaian-American artist and Chicago native, the sassy, smart, eloquent, laid back (and as she often self- describes, gangsta) artist creates sounds that range from calm and refreshing, to energetic while maintaining a vibe that’s positive yet punchy. Despite being new in the industry, Drie’s music has been widely received in over 170 countries, and, in the span of her new career, has amassed a growing number of fans in Brazil, Italy, Spain, America and Ghana. Drie’s fans can get a taste of her versatile sound through releases like Homosapien, Nobody, and One in a Milli. These songs explore and question the human condition and experience in fresh ways, while giving beats to groove to. Drie is currently exploring her range with Afrobeats, R&B and Hip Hop and her fans are on the edges of their seating awaiting the Queen, always real, always full of depth. Great things are nigh for this Chicago artist. Enjoy her catalogue and connect with her on queendrie.com
Victoria Boateng is an autism advocate. Victoria was diagnosed with autism when she was three years old and couldn't speak until she was 7 years old. Victoria uses her gift of djembe to inspire the autism community and women of all races, gender, and creed. Victoria graduated from Western Illinois University in December 2012 with a bachelor's degree in communication and minor in theater. After graduation, Victoria Boateng studied West African drumming with master drummer Bolokoda Conde and Michael Taylor. Victoria is now a substitute teacher at Old Town School Of Folk Music and drum teacher at Ruth Page Center for the Arts. She is also an performer/drummer in an all female drum and dance company Ayodele Drum and Dance and She Wolf Sacred Movement.
Erica Nicole Clark
Erica is a staple at all of the big comedy clubs in Chicago. She’s opened for some of the biggest names in comedy and was selected by Kevin Hart himself to appear on Kevin Hart’s Comedy Central show, Hart of the City. Erica is a force on stage! She’s a great storyteller with an unapologetic approach. Despite growing up with a famous father, Erica has the rare ability to connect with any audience.
Whether it be acting or comedy, Lyssa Laird is no stranger to the stage. Her acting career started at the tender age of 6 with the Chicago Theater Company. After a decade of performing in numerous stage plays and a brief stint in the Air Force, she decided to pursue another passion of hers, stand-up comedy. Her hard-hitting brand of comedy is impossible to ignore, making her a comedic force to be reckoned with. As a young mother, Lyssa is able to connect with many audience members through shared experiences and a unique sense of humor. Performing at clubs all over the city, she has achieved a lot in her short comedy career and only plans to do bigger and better things. Keep an eye out because this is one comedienne who you will definitely be seeing more of.