Sekou Andrews is inspiring the business world one poem at a time with The Sekou Effect. As an award-winning and internationally acclaimed spoken word artist, playwright, actor and musician, Sekou has mastered the art and business of creating and performing original, custom-written spoken word pieces that electrify the messages and accelerate the missions of global corporations and non-profits, creative and conservative alike. His galvanizing style of spoken word harnesses the empowerment of motivational speaking, the passion of slam poetry, the levity of stand up comedy, the emotional engagement of theater and the human journey of storytelling to make events into experiences and transform audiences of informed receivers into enrolled responders. Sekou does not inspire you with his story; he inspires you with your story.
An ex-elementary schoolteacher turned national poetry slam champion, any given day may now find Sekou presenting an original piece for international marketing executives, giving a keynote speech at a healthcare conference, performing passionate poems for Barack Obama in Oprah’s backyard or for Hillary Clinton in Quincy Jones’ living room. His work has been featured on such diverse media outlets as ABC, MSNBC, HBO, Showtime, MTV and BET, and he has performed privately for such prominent individuals as Maya Angelou, Norman Lear, P-Diddy, and Coretta Scott King and family. Companies and organizations that have experienced “The Sekou Effect” include Kraft Foods, Kaiser Permanente, Nike, Medco, Time Warner, eBay, PayPal, Microsoft, ACLU, General Mills, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, Global Green, Wieden+Kennedy, NBA, Eliza Corp, Sharp HealthCare and the NCAA to name but a few.
With inspired audiences from the HBO US Comedy Arts Festival to The Pasadena Pops Orchestra under his belt, Sekou has now emerged as an engaging voice for healthcare, routinely evoking tears, cheers and standing ovations at various cutting edge conferences, including TEDMED, IHI Forum, Health Media ENGAGE, SCHA Patient Safety Symposium, Big Task Weekend, Drug Trend Symposium, and Health 2.0. Embodying innovation and inspiration, Sekou Andrews is a powerful storyteller telling your most powerful stories.