Poizon Ivy is one phenomenal lady that you need to know more about is. The Kenyan born, USA bred, Entertainer, DJ, is one of the few, if not the only Kenyan working at the NBA.
She is the official NBA’s Dallas Mavericks team entertainment manager. As a holder of that title, she controls sound at the American Airlines Centre during or after the game. She also anticipates plays and selects best sounds to complement actions.
By the virtue of working at the NBA, Ivy’s star is on a gradual rise. She Deejays high profile gigs across the USA, sharing the stage with crème of the crop artists. Various awards and accolades are also flowing her way. She won the Diaspora Entertainment Award (DEAR), and in 2017 she had been nominated for AFRIMMA Awards in the category of Best African DJ USA.
We took the time to speak to her about some aspects of her life that you might not know. Watch out for an in-depth interview later on about her career and what the future holds;
Tell us a bit about your family.
I’m the eldest of 3. Both my younger brothers actually live in Kenya and one is an aspiring actor. One of my brother’s most notable work includes a recurring role on the famous t.v show Tahidi High.
People don’t know you have quite some history with the Mavericks.
Oh yeah. Before becoming the team DJ for the Dallas Mavericks, I was a ball girl for 5 years. Those are the kids you see sweeping the floor when a player falls, rebounds during warm-ups, etc.
If you could have one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
If I could eat one meal for the rest of my life, it would be Chapati and Ndengu.
Favourite movie of all time?
My favourite movie of all time is Sarafina, followed closely by Lion King because it was the first movie I saw in a movie theatre, which was actually at Kenya Cinema.
Seeing that you are a basketball team Dj, is basketball your favourite sport?
Yes, but although basketball is hands down my favourite sport, I have also developed quite a liking for football.
What are some things on your to do list?
One of the few things on my bucket list is visiting the Seven Wonders of the World seeing I’m a big history buff. I also really want to go on a game show.
What’s the coolest thing in life for you?
I seriously believe that there will never be anything cooler that I can do in life than being a mother.
I hear that apparently you have some predicting powers.
Haha, but yes. There is an interview that I did with J. Cole in 2010 I believe. In this interview, I correctly predicted the name of his debut album. I also predicted that the Mavs would win the 2011 NBA Championship way before either of those happened.