Ayinde Russell

Poet / Musician / Vocalist

Ayinde Russell is an award-winning slam poet, an internationally-traveled vocalist and musician, and a celebrated speaker.  Through the performing arts, Ayinde invites audiences to share in all of the diversity and commonality of the human experience.

Ayinde is a National Poetry Slam Champion having competed on Denver SlamNuba’s team in 2011, and has taken claim to the title Grand Slam Champion for Denver’s Mercury Cafe and SlamNuba teams. He has been a featured performer on TVOne’s third season of the series Verses and Flow.   He’s toured more than 50 colleges and universities all over the country as a performance poet.

He holds a Master’s of Divinity in Pastoral Counseling from Denver seminary.