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Jùmọké Bọlanle Adéyanju

Jùmọké Bọlanle Adéyanju was raised by Yorùbá parents in Aachen, Germany. She studied at the Humboldt University of Berlin. As a young dancer she fell in love with the Hip Hop culture. In 2012 she organized the first Break Dance Battle of Zanzibar and currently organizes and hosts her popular events POETRY MEETS Hip Hop and POETRY MEETS Soul in Berlin. Next to teaching at the Alice Salomon University, Jùmọké regularly participates as an advocate for youth culture in Turkey and is an active member of the WAKA Poetry Club in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. She has been on stage at various occasions in Germany, Tanzania and New York (Afropolitan Presents) performing her poems in English, German, Kiswahili and Yorùbá. Adéyanju leads the newly founded Ujamaa Culture Center (as co-director/co-founder) – a community center for African-diasporic people.

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