Bassey Ikpi is a Nigerian born poet/writer who has appeared on HBO’s Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry a record 5 times. Her poetry has opened shows by Grammy Award winning artists. Bassey appeared on the NAACP Image Awards as part of a tribute to Venus and Serena Williams.
She has also been a featured cast member of the National Touring Company of the Tony Award winning Broadway show, Russell Simmon’s Def Poetry Jam. Bassey was a part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland.
Bassey has been seen gracing the pages of magazines such as Nylon, Marie Claire, Glamour, Bust and Mania. She also recorded an original poem for the Kaiser Foundation’s, HIV/AIDS campaign, Knowing Is Beautiful.
Bassey’s personal and heartfelt work has made her a much sought after performer. She is currently working on various screenplays as well as freelance writing for social media outlets.