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Akuyoe G.

Founder & Executive Director
Marina Del Rey, CA, USA


Akuyoe Graham is a performing artist, writer and an Agape licensed Practitioner and Spiritual Counselor born in Ghana, W. Africa.

She is the Founder and Executive Director of the nonprofit arts organization, Spirit Awakening Foundation, named after her critically acclaimed one-woman play Spirit Awakening. As the foundation's CEO, Akuyoe oversees the implementation of her innovative arts programs in over 12 schools and juvenile facilities for underserved and incarcerated children. Named one of the best nonprofits, the foundation has been recognized as a leader in transformational studies for systems involved youth and is currently scaling its programs for national implementation.

In 2019, Akuyoe was selected to serve a 2-year term as a member of the Office of Violence Prevention Community Partnership Council (CPC). Her play, essays and books are part of social and theater studies at USC, Berkeley and Stanford universities.

She is also an award-winning actor. Recent films include Amazon's Interference, Ben and Ara, The Woman in the Photo, Faith and Dreams and the online series Growing up immigrant. Alongside television shows and commercials, Akuyoe is a frequent TEDx speaker both locally and internationally.