In this episode, the group discuss a variety of topics with Global Spin Award winning DJ - Poizon Ivy, including her upbringing, her career and working for the NBA (Dallas Mavericks organization), dating, her vision for Kenya's future within the African music industry, collaborations with African artists and recent joint venture with Ghanaian producer/DJ GuiltyBeatz. More on Ivy below!
“When it’s all said and done, the only thing that should matter is how well you do the job; not your gender,” says DJ Poizon Ivy.
Born Ivy Awino in the Lang’ata suburb of Nairobi, Kenya, and raised in Dallas, Texas, Ivy mastered both the piano and cello before discovering her love for yet another instrument: turntables. A bonafide sports aficionado, Poizon Ivy has managed to not only create waves for herself in the music world but also in the sports realm. She’s currently the official deejay for Skylar Diggins’ Shoot 4 The Sky Basketball Camp Tour, and the team DJ for both the Dallas Wings (WNBA) and Dallas Mavericks (NBA). With her spirit of transcending boundaries and creating history, Poizon Ivy became the first female mixer to grace the airwaves at WKKV-FM as a V100.7 Mix Squad DJ in 2013. She’s also a contributing mixer on Nairobi’s 103.5 Homeboyz Radio. A frequent guest mixer, she has also been featured on Sirius XM’s Sway In the Morning on Shade 45 and DASH Radio to name a few. As one of the most in-demand talents in the country, she has been called on by major brands, corporations, and non-profits including Atlantic Records, Red Bull, Adidas, Mountain Dew, Ashley Stewart, and the Milwaukee Brewers.
Poizon Ivy does not only aspire to impact those who listen to her mix, she impacts young women in various endeavors. When she’s not honing her skills, Ivy is a devoted mother, she’s advocating for various causes, working with nonprofit organizations that enable young women pursuing careers in music, mentoring young mothers, and working with organizations that aide health issues affecting young women.
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