Akilah Divine is a multi-disciplinary artist; singer, spoken word artist, rapper, and actress who was born and raised in Baltimore,MD. She graduated from Delaware State University earning her master’s degree in Social Work (MSW), and two Bachelor of Science Degrees: Social Work and Mass Communications. She has been featured in many publications, a few being: The Afro, Hot 97, Grid Magazine, Baltimore Times, and A&R Factory. Her hit single “TRIBE” was accepted as Official Selection in 14 film festivals and won four best music video awards. She has opened up for grammy-nominated singer Maimouna (Mumu Fresh) Youssef, performed at the largest all female digital festival known as “The Ladybug Festival,”and won the “HOT97 Who’s Next” heat of the week competition. She also served as a judge for the Poetry Out Loud (POL) 2021-2022 Maryland competition for the Maryland State Arts Council and the Woman Of The World Poetry Slam 2022. Akilah has been featured on Free Tuition , a Snapchat series that is focused on education and entertainment for passionate, poetic, and inspirational conversations with special guests about justice, equality, and change.She currently works as the School, Community, and Home Engagement Manager at the Greenmount West Community Center, an organization that allows her to use the fullness of her being to merge aspects of her artistry and profession. Akilah will continue to inspire others through her passions for writing, music, community engagement, and the arts.
Akilah's Music Video Tribe
was accepted as Official Selection in 14 film festivals: Columbus Black International Film Festival, Las Vegas Black Film Festival, Sabiff 2020- San Antonio Black International Film Festival, Rapport Festival:Black Film Festival, Los Angeles Black Film Festival, Baltimore Next Media Webfest, Twin Cities Black Film Festival, Made In Baltimore Short Film Festival,Gary International Black Film Festival, Baltimore International Black Film Festival, Urban Mediamakers Festival (UMF), Hip Hop Film Festival, Indie Shorts Awards Cannes, and Georgia Shorts Film Festival. “Tribe” also won best music video award from Sabiff 2020- San Antonio Black International Film Festival , Columbus Black International Film Festival, and Baltimore Next Media Webfest.
Akilah has been featured on Free Tuition , a Snapchat series that is focused on education and entertainment for passionate, poetic, and inspirational conversations with special guests about justice, equality, and change.
Featured in Cadillac commercial campaign celebrating Black History Month honoring the #AudacityOfBlackness and working towards Equity & Justice.
“To be Black and audacious , is to be the perfecter of all circumstances”
This commercial is an anthem of amazing content, licensed from black photographers and creators featuring black artists and leaders.
Narration by Killer Mike
Clip Credit: A Black Girl’s Country by Nia June