Sami Rhymes is an Award-Winning Spoken Word Artist, Poet and Author from London, UK. She also works in Project Management and as a Freelance Creative.
Since taking the stage in summer 2019, Sami has performed and headlined at a number of public and private events in London, nationally and abroad in Malaysia. She has won International Slams in New Zealand, Abu Dhabi and locally in the UK.
Sami had her first poem published at the age of 9. She released her debut collection 20 Something in 2020 and has contributed poems to other publications including 2021 release It Will Be:The Black Experience .
2022 saw Sami pick up “Best Female Spoken Word Poet” , perform nationally and also marked the release of her Debut EP Triple Threat. She has featured on a number of local radio stations including BBC Radio London. Sami has also appeared on ITV News London S1:E3 of the BAFTA winning Sky Arts commissioned TV show Life & Rhymes and Islam Channel to name a few. Sami performed at Glastonbury Festival 2023 across 4 days for Poetry & Words and PMNCH’s 1.8 Billion Campaign. She debuted 1.8 Billion Strong; a poem which gained coverage from Freeda, ITV West Country, NME and Worthy FM.
Sami uses rhyme as a means of release and therapy and through her spoken word inspires people in her community to speak up and take action. Her poetry touches on everything from identity to communities and places, relationships ,mental health, injustices and day to day experiences. She also facilitates workshops, ghostwrites and takes on commissions for bespoke requests.
Sami continues to create and perform for various platforms and has contributed poems to projects. Sami tested the water again with vocal percussion in 2023 releasing The Future of Faith an interfaith commission on all platforms. Her next EP is due to be released in 2024 and her next Poetry Collection is also in the works .