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Sekou Andrews

Sekou Andrews is a Grammy-nominated artist, award-winning entrepreneur, and business keynote speaker that redefines the public speaking experience.

Meet Sekou Andrews

Sekou Andrews is one of the most successful spoken word poets in the world. He is also well-known for his keynote and motivational speaking. Organizations book Sekou Andrews for corporate and private events. Contact the Mollie Plotkin Group today to inquire about Sekou Andrews’s fees.

Want to book Sekou Andrews for an event?

Contact the Mollie Plotkin Group at 215-510-6607 to book Sekou Andrews for corporate or private events, keynote speeches, workshops, fireside chats, motivational speaking, or virtual appearances. Our agency will work directly with your organization and our keynote speakers to create an unforgettable event.

The Mollie Plotkin Group is the leading keynote speakers agency and entertainment bureau bringing excitement to audiences, clients, and employees. We represent subject-matter experts in every possible field, so whether we’re your partner in creating a memorable meeting, or your meeting planner’s secret weapon in securing the perfect keynote speaker, we’re in this with you.


Poetic Voice

Sekou Andrews is the creator of Poetic Voice, a new speaking category that seamlessly blends inspirational speaking with spoken word poetry. He best describes it as “Hamilton meets TED.” 

A schoolteacher turned actor, recording artist, two-time national poetry slam champion, entrepreneur, and award-winning keynote speaker, Sekou is a multi-talented entertainer with over 20 years of experience rocking diverse audiences.

Sekou’s vanguard career is driven by his mission to not only inspire the world but to teach people how to be inspiring themselves. Sekou has built a 7-figure company on poetry and garnered prestigious awards in advertising, theater, business, poetry, and music. Specifically, in 2019, Sekou became the first spoken word poet to receive a GRAMMY nomination for “Best Spoken Word Album” in over 30 years. His work has also been featured on ABC World News, MSNBC, HBO, Good Morning America, Showtime, MTV, and BET. It is no surprise that Forbes Magazine has called Sekou “the de facto poet laureate of corporate America.”

With all of the innovation and inspiration that is poetic voice, Sekou Andrews is accomplishing the seemingly impossible – bringing spoken word to the world’s largest stages, while redefining the notion of what a speaker is…and what a poet can be.

Hire Sekou Andrews

When you’re looking for a keynote speaker, you’re not just looking for a corporate public speaker who will simply entertain and educate, are you? Instead, you’re looking for a world-class, inspirational speaker who can level the room, set the stage ablaze, and leave your audience electrified by a presentation so unforgettable they will be singing your praises for years to come. 

You’re looking for WOW!

Many of Sekou’s clients share a similar journey when considering him for their event. It begins with “Why would we want poetry at our leadership meeting?” and ends emphatically with “highest rating opening of our event, ever.”

As a top keynote speaker, Sekou brings over 20 years of experience in creating profound connections with even the most reserved audiences through performance-based presentations that feel uniquely personalized to your message.

So whether you are seeking a conference keynote speaker, a master of ceremonies, or an entertainment performer, Sekou Andrews is the individual your audience will never see coming, but will always remember.

Previous Clients

On any given day, you can find Sekou keynoting at a Fortune 500 company, inspiring thousands at a concert, or performing for Barack Obama in Oprah’s backyard. In fact, these are just a few of the organizations and individuals Sekou has performed for:

  • Google
  • Nike
  • Paypal
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Toyota
  • Capital One
  • NBA
  • Viacom
  • Cisco
  • Linkedin
  • General Mills
  • Capital One
  • L’Oreal
  • ACLU
  • United Healthcare
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Maya Angelou
  • Quincy Jones
  • Larry King
  • Hillary Clinton
  • Coretta Scott King & family
  • President Obama

How to Hire Sekou Andrews

Find out how to hire Sekou Andrews to appear at your next event. Contact the Mollie Plotkin Group to inquire about Sekou Andrews’s availability and cost. When booking Sekou Andrews for an event, we need to know the type of venue and location the event will take place. Sekou Andrews is a popular choice for corporate events, private events, and virtual events. So, you can click the Check Availability button or contact us and an MPG Sekou Andrews booking agent will get back to you within 48 hours.

Sekou Andrews Booking Price

How much to book Sekou Andrews depends on the type of event. So, the cost to hire Sekou Andrews for corporate or private events is available by contacting a Mollie Plotkin Group Agent. Notably, Sekou Andrews is available for conferences, festivals, private parties, and events. Just contact the Mollie Plotkin Group and tell the booking agent the proposed date, time, and location.

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Upcoming Engagements

Our speakers are in high demand! View their upcoming events.

May 29 2024 - Jun 30 2024

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Chicago Shakespeare Theater
May 29 - 31 2024

iMEdD Media and Democracy Summit – Featured Speaker Jessica Yellin – Wilmington, DE

The Queen
May 30 2024

Oslo Business Forum Webinar – Featuring Will Guidara – Virtual Event

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Key Audience Takeaways

Poetic Voice Keynote

As the world’s leading poetic voice, Sekou revolutionized the world’s concept of a keynote speech. Poetic voice keynotes blend inspirational speaking, spoken word poetry, business content, theater, and comedy in moving memorable ways that feel highly personalized to each audience. Whether you need a 30, 45, or 60-minute speech – whether the topic is disruption, community, or storytelling – whether the audience is sales, leadership, or tech – Sekou will have an in-depth meeting with you to understand your story and select the speech that will humanize your message through a speaking experience like no other. It’s no wonder poetic voice keynotes earn cheers, tears, and standing ovations from even the most reserved audiences.


D.I.Y. Innovation

Innovation is the difference between “Why didn’t I think of that?” and “Why didn’t I think LIKE that?” As businesses scurry in pursuit of “big I” Innovation – artificial intelligence., robotics, and other exponential technologies – Sekou focuses on empowering your leadership with “little i’” innovation, helping you to innovate from within.

Offering incredibly fresh perspectives on embracing failure, bold thinking, and the innovator’s mindset, Sekou teaches how to harness the power of collaboration, purpose, storytelling, community, and inspirational leadership to create a culture of innovation. This insightful and inspiring talk promises to surprise you with its ability to delight, discomfort, and disrupt you on a business and personal level.

Key Takeaways

  • How to master “little i” innovation to think, communicate, and lead like an innovator.
  • Simple ways to use inspiration, inclusion, and intention to catalyze a culture of innovation.
  • How to embrace “successful failure” to empower your team’s innovation mindset.
  • 3-5 innovation tools that every D.i.Y. innovator must master.
  • How to shift a stagnant culture through creative thinking and purpose-driven innovation.


The NEXT, Next Level

The next level is not about reaching new heights but reaching new depths. Ever since we were little, we’ve been obsessed with growth. But for the transformational leader to keep reaching the proverbial “next level,” you must first transform your concept of the word “growth” in a sustainable way.

This unique keynote experience will help you unlock your ability to adapt and innovate, fortify your well-being, connect more deeply with your community and purpose, and lead with inspiration. You will learn how to win by losing, how to go higher by going deeper, and how to remind yourself, and your team, that you already have everything you need to perpetually reach your next level. Prepare to supercharge your resiliency through an energetic and inspiring keynote like no other.

Key Takeaways

  • How to fall gracefully and recover masterfully to create next-level resilience.
  • Effective ways to use collaboration to create a next-level community.
  • How to harness the power of inspiration to create next-level leadership.
  • The next-level ways to create a sustainable, perpetual growth mindset.
  • How to strengthen the “small muscles” of your mindset to create next-level adaptability.


The Audacity of “What If?”

“What if there is a better way?” As the innovator of an audacious new category of public speaking that brought poetry to the industry in unprecedented ways, Sekou has mastered the art of audacity. His 20-year career helping global brands humanize messaging, began with two words: “What If?”

“What if we could define business our own way?”

“What if our way could set the standard for our industry?”

This inspiring and interactive speech will help you ignite that same audacity needed for you to defy convention, deny limitations, and define yourselves for yourselves. It focuses on redefining the word “touch” as a metaphor for how leaders and brands can impact communities in increasingly purposeful ways. Prepare to engage your imagination and learn new strategies to help your business get in TOUCH with its humanity.

Key Takeaways

  • How to have the audacity to change the game by innovating how you play the game.
  • How to empower imagination to redefine business conventions.
  • Learn to transform business impact through personal stories.
  • How to create collaborative communities that cultivate creative culture.
  • How to be a purpose-driven company without sacrificing success.


The Science of Wavemaking

“It’s not that we don’t understand the science behind waves…it’s just that we like YOUR version better”

Big ideas and bold thinking are not traits exclusive to pioneering leaders. They have been lying dormant within each of us since childhood, waiting to be reignited. This speech is the spark that rekindles your access to the imagination and creativity required to stir the waters and make waves in your industry.

Inspired by hilarious grade school theories on how waves are made, Sekou delivers a highly inspiring and informative keynote on why leaders must challenge convention to make transformational change. Sharing pivotal moments and insights from barrier-breaking companies and individuals, Sekou shows leaders how to spark the big ideas that make a big splash.

Key Takeaways

  • How to uplevel your voice (sound waves) to amplify your influence as a leader.
  • Ways to exercise creative thinking (light waves) to give big ideas their shine.
  • How to shake things up (seismic waves) internally to shift employee behavior.


Love Affair with Healthcare

What if you could remind your audience of the moment they fell in love with healthcare? Specifically, what if you could reignite the passion in providers – caregivers, executives, and housekeeping alike – to connect with patients on a human, heartfelt level? What if you could take your entire healthcare community on a laughter and tear-filled journey that renews their vows to provide the best quality care? If you could do that – write a love poem to healthcare that makes your audience fall back in love with it – this keynote is how it would sound.

Key Takeaways

  • Being celebrated for the important work you do in healthcare.
  • Learning how to further humanize the practice of healthcare.
  • Re-engaging your love and passion for providing the best quality care.
  • Learning how to be a change agent within your organization.
  • Learning strategies for balancing healthcare with your own self-care.


Disruption Mindset Shift

Disruption is not just a concept, it’s a feeling…it’s a mindset. This roller coaster of a speech is the embodiment of that idea. It begins with a deliberate cacophony that consistently turns on a dime while offering valuable insights from the “voices” of consumers, technology, millennials, and more.

Soon the experience evolves from cacophony to symphony as Sekou brings it all together, teaching you how to disrupt yourself through mindset shifts that deliver powerful business results. As an entrepreneur who is disrupting the traditional speaking model, Sekou shares inspiring stories and empowering strategies on how he helps global organizations shift their relationship to change and ready themselves for the unknown.

Prepare for an entertaining and unconventional keynote experience that will help you catch disruption’s rhythm and leave you wanting more.

Key Takeaways

  • How to shift your relationship to welcome, instead of fear, disruption.
  • The single, most important technique for training yourself to turn disaster into delight.
  • How to think and prepare today for whatever tomorrow brings.
  • The current shifts disrupting business units – from marketing and sales to operations and HR.
  • How to master the art of recovery to free yourself from the fear of failure.


Find Your Voice

Your vision is only as powerful as your voice. No matter how mighty the vision for your organization is, your ability to communicate it must be just as strong. As consumers and employees expect to be moved by brands and leaders, it’s no longer enough to do your job like a rockstar; you must also communicate your value like a rockstar! So in this interactive presentation, Sekou shares the rockstar secrets that help amplify influence through dynamic communication.

Perfect for entrepreneurs, leaders, and influencers, this keynote will unlock your ability to communicate and inspire in ways that are more compelling, passionate, and human, in order to deepen your relationships with the communities you serve. The voice of your organization must be purposeful. The voice of your leadership must be inspiring. This speech will help you find that voice and tell your stories in the mightiest of ways.

Key Takeaways

  • How to become a more confident and compelling communicator.
  • Powerful techniques for embedding business data into purposeful stories.
  • Rockstar secrets for turning any content into engaging audience experiences.
  • How to increase influence and humanize leadership by connecting authentically.
  • The most effective ways to take your content from informative to inspiring.


Feature Performance

Having conquered the national poetry slam championship twice, released a GRAMMY-nominated album with a symphony orchestra, won multiple awards for music, poetry, and theater, and shared the stage with artists such as Stevie Wonder, Jay-Z, Maroon 5, and Kendrick Lamar, Sekou rocks any stage he touches. Whether you’ve got thousands at a festival or hundreds at a private event, if you’re searching for an entertaining feature performer to add a unique, breathtaking wow factor to your party, concert, TV show, or fundraiser…look no further.



Sekou has hosted everything from corporate conferences and fundraising events to Grammy parties and celebrity galas. The result is the same each time: highest ratings, record-breaking donations, and an unexpected inspirational element that made the experience more memorable than ever.

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