Allizae grew up in a diverse two parent household and academically advanced herself through College getting a Diploma in Community and Justice Services and University getting a Bachelor’s Degree of Arts in Culture and Expression. During these academic years Allizae also utilized her writing skills to share and captivate people with her poetry that was extensive covering topics such as mental health awareness, advocacy campaigns and youth. Allizae was using the alias Empress Aisha to symbolically refer to herself as a ruler of her life with the words “Empress” meaning ruler and “Aisha” meaning life. Allizae has always focused on maintaining her approach to self-expression by being empowering, bold and controversial. One of her favorite quotes she has used as a slogan is “I embrace diversity while inviting controversy”, which is strongly demonstrated in all her forms of education and entertainment.
Initially starting out with poetry, Allizae did some community work with not for profit organizations with performances, volunteer work and poetic insight about social issues that affect various groups of people. With her writing skills developed and an open minded experience of college life, Allizae spared no time connecting the dots of social reality and penmanship. Some of her poetry was acknowledged because her willingness to share her poetry through online platforms such as YouTube, Facebook and a manual e-mail list she created over her first few years of writing. During her college years of studies and networking, Allizae got two outstanding awards. The first award was a Global Citizen Award from Centennial College with a $500.00 scholarship. The other award was from the Ghanaian Canadian Association of Canada that was because of her cultural status being an artistic visionary and having partial Ghanaian heritage. These awards meant a lot and was initiated by her strong friends and associates in her positive circle of influence. Starting to write poetry quickly evolved to visual presentations of her artistic vision through poetry videos. The first poetry video she made was during her time in college with peers and it was an awareness campaign poetry video called J-Tai (Just Talk About It). This was an initiative to promote healthy conversations about teenager challenges of staying in school, depression, peer pressure and adolescent issues such as sexuality, family and suicide. Since this awakening of her social media presence, Allizae continued on making a lot of poetry videos bringing her writing to life with visual displays on camera. Some of her poetry was published in the Global Citizen magazine at Centennial College and other online companies. The goal back then and now is to be established as an author with a poetry book as her final product.
As ambitious with the camera as Allizae is behind and in front of it, she decided to explore her cultural roots a bit deeper creating a mini documentary series called “Ghana in the 6ix”. This online show consisted of a serious of interviews she conducted with Toronto Ghanaians including her own father to get more culturally connected. There has always been a void in her life pertaining to her Ghanaian decent and she wanted to experiment and see if Ghanaians that migrated to Canada were still connected to their roots heavily, or if the North American societal influences too/k over. She found herself a bit in this experiment and realized she was proud and happy to be whom she is and how she was raised. This awakening was mostly because she was mad at her father for not deliberately teaching her the tribal language he knew. Allizae was judged heavily felt like an outcast by other Ghanaians and thought she wanted to fit in and learn more of the language. Through her interview’s she realized being a “hybrid” was safe for her and that her father did the right thing by not forcing her to learn their native tongue. She forgave him for all those years holding in a small grudge and appreciated her diverse and open-mindedness to be multicultural the way she has always seen life.
Moving on to York University there have been some proud moments with her poetic insights as well. There was a publishing gained in the school newspaper for black history month that gave her an academic audience to give more ear to her fierce writing skills on controversial topics. She also performed her poetry at the black history month fashion show in her first year. Allizae’s writing and ongoing influence of her school and environment experiences gave her some great topics to write about in her poetry. Some might not understand but she was creatively conscious enough to even submit some of her relevant poetry as work handed in, in a few of her classes. This meant she was able to submit her poetry alongside a summary on paper about how her poem condensed the response to a particular assignment that needed to be handed in by essay or other written document. Allizae was so passionate about her writing and medium of poetry it was accepted and graded with high marks as an equivalent of an essay submission. She took poetry to another level.
With a cultural epiphany in her life, Rap has always been her talent since being an early teenager. Being an articulate rapper with education under her belt, her flow is sophisticated and full of metaphors surrounded by raw and direct language. Not only does she wow people with her confidence and sexuality, Allizae also pushes boundaries with provocative tutorials and vlogs that are bold and engaging. Though very seductive visually and lyrically, Allizae is very much like the drink. If you get too much of her she’ll make you want more. Allizae makes women enjoy their sexuality and curiosity about sex. Men and women become submissive to Allizae’s charm. She’s completely empowered and in control and quite a tease.
Very social and relate-able, Allizae connects the harsh reality of female struggle with identity, sex and relationships into powerful words of truth capturing the reality of what some young women encounter. Allizae’s soft spoken mellow words make you really feel her music physically and emotionally. Allizae is from the 6ix and is an artist with explicit lyrics, uncensored content and is not afraid to express herself. With her music she tries to keep it real and raw and has a unique lane tapping into vlogging and educational videos with hands on tutorials and demonstrations that is for meant for mature audiences. You must be open-minded to embrace her form of entertainment and understand her vision to have self-expression a necessity through artistic means.
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