Nae Ankh formally known as Naeink is what we call a Psycho-spiritual Activist/ Emcee who dedicates her time to raising the consciousness and reconnecting with her African heritage. NaeAnkh evolved from Naeink, which was an extension of her lifelong nickname, Nae, to make a statement of her commitment to documenting her own journey as an emcee, and permanently etching the truth. Nae Ankh represents eternal life, all that she was and is to become as an artist and divine expression.
Nae Ankh hails from South Side Chicago and has experienced a life that has trapped most and inspired many. Shuttled between various impoverished parts of the city and a small town in Muskegon, Michigan, where she currently resides, Nae Ankh took the knowledge from her studies of African history and started doing work in the community. She is well-known in the streets for coordinating community projects and rallies, visiting the prisons to speak with inmates during Kwanzaa, and representing the new resurgence of Black empowerment energy.
Her style is reminiscent of Lauryn Hill with the politics of Public Enemy and her Jazz-harmonic flow mellows her wordplay. She has been a popular host and performer at many events in Grand Rapids and has done a few local commercials. Nae Ankh’s work as a community organizer and thought provoking Emcee opened the way for her to perform and connect with the community in Accra, Ghana Africa, performed spoken-word before renowned scholar Ashra Kwesi, shared the stage with renowned spoken-word artist/award-winning screenwriter/actor, Saul Williams, and performed with many underground artists.