Ama Diaka

OneBeat 2016 Fellow

Poet, Spoken Word Artist

Accra, Ghana

Ama Diaka’s work, both as a performer and youth mentor, engages with issues of feminism, inequality and mental health in her community. Ama (who performs as Poetra Asantewa) has participated in internationally acclaimed workshops organized by Femrite (2013) and Farfina Trust (2016) and partnered with the nonprofit LoveRocks to lead educational programs for youth. “My aim is to be useful to my community and the people around me,” says Ama. “Either as a mouthpiece for issues and topics that need to be discussed, or as a link to connect problems with solutions.”