Emerging London based spoken word artist, MOAK (Michael Osae Asante Kwatia), has released his newest spoken word piece, with visuals, produced by Steve Roe, entitled “Black Queens”. A poem that encourages black men to appreciate black women, whilst questioning whether their preference of women from other races is due to taste rather than race.
MOAK uses spoken word as a method to connect with people, and when writing his material, it tends to be about things that he’s going through, issues on his mind, or something that he feels most passionate about, of which he uses to articulate in the language that is spoken word.
He began writing and performing in 2013 whilst he studied his accounting degree and then went on to achieve an MBA in Business Administration. Before then, he used spoken word writing as a catharsis when he went through a break up.
“Spoken word offered me a new language in a sense”, says MOAK.
MOAK now writes and performs with the intention of inspiring others. Having received phenomenal feedback and words of encouragement from his performances. His “trust your voice” ethos stems from his mother’s focus for him to have a mentality that consisted of strength, focus, self belief, openness, understanding and revolution.
“It goes beyond me having the self belief in my craft but also letting people know that they should trust their instincts, purpose, the signs, ability and ambitions. It’s a journey that’s still a working progress but I would say i’m in a good place growing in tandem with the people i’m trying to build up”.
He now endeavours to connect more with fans and listeners alike, so he can use his creative flair to impact people’s mentality for the better.
Watch “Black Queens” below: