Cynthia’s Reviews

When I heard Cynthia perform her poem, “Womyn” at the Last Poet Standing competition in 2014, I was rocked to the core. It was the first time I had ever heard such a dynamic performer. She didn’t win the competition, but she won me over. Her words made my heart beat faster and I’ve been a fan ever since. Cynthia, please never stop!

Staci Shockley-Matthews, Dayton, OH

Thank you so much, Cynthia Amoah, for embracing the gift that you have been graced with. What a grand experience it was to see, hear and feel your presence during one of your performances at the Ohio State University. I am a better human being for having met you and I haven’t even gotten to the part about your impact on my daughter who will be an upcoming freshman at OSU in the fall. We reference you much as she is finding her own voice… she too is a poet, writer and performer. You, my dear, are on a path in His will and destined to make a huge impact on the world. I am so thankful for your life.

Chiquita R. Nalls Toure, Columbus, OH

In our top SUNY and “premier public university” alma mater at Binghamton University, Cynthia was always a breath of fresh air. She dropped conscious words before the term being “woke” was popular. And at a predominately white institution, although we cultivated a strong black presence and atmosphere, her words resonated with me and with many other people that looked like us. Keep doing your thing, Cynthia. We need to make sure there’s no shortage of sisters doing their thing despite all the obstacles and challenges black women face on a daily basis.

Dominic Davy, New York, NY

The poem Cynthia delivered in my classroom spoke to the heart of EVERY young person in the room! And the writing that emerged, even for my most reluctant writers was unbelievable! As an educator, I try to always engage the expertise we have in the community to connect with young people. Cynthia was able to come in during a creative writing project, share her work and my students were immediately captivated and inspired. I think they saw and felt her warmth and authenticity and could definitely identify with her message. Thank you again Cynthia!

Yolanda Triplett Stewart, Educator, Columbus, OH

I remember how low I was feeling about the total disregard of black lives in this country and the power of Cynthia’s words calmed me for a moment. When I feel low about the many obstacles life throws at me, I say to myself, “keep going butterfly.” This is what she taught me. Cynthia, you are truly a gift and are deeply talented. I’m so proud of you and you’re such an inspiration.

Lachoy Harris, New York, NY

My first time watching Cynthia put on a performance was at a friend’s wedding back in 2013. She instantly gained a fan that day. I also had the honor to watch her live at a non-profit charity gala for Nationwide Children’s Hospital and that night solidified her works with me. She’s captivating, been following her ever since.

Joseph Danso, Columbus, OH

Cynthia’s words are simply phenomenal. Listen closely or you will miss the meaning behind her words.

Anna Opoku-Agyemang, Baltimore, MD

Take a minute and learn from Cynthia Amoah because she is my mentor and I want to be just like her.

Grace Abakah, Takoradi, Ghana

Through her impassioned poetry, Cynthia shares her bold life story with the world. She assembles her words like a jigsaw puzzle and connects their meanings in ways that inspire the importance of one’s roots. In leaving a piece of herself in each phrase, she successfully remains authentic, raw, and fresh.

Gabriel da Cunha Lima & Team, President, TEDxDrewUniversity

It’s been amazing seeing the journey of Poetess Cynthia. She has graced many varieties of stages, from church gatherings to share her passion for God, to marriage ceremonies where her take on love exudes from her every word, to Ted Ex stages, tv shows, talk radio, and many more. I was so moved by her performance of Honam that I reached out to her to help me with a legal paper about my first love, Ghana. The piece she wrote for me was the first time I realized that her gift of poetry transcends the spaces in which poetry is thought to thrive, her words brought the passion and fervor I needed in my otherwise legal analysis of a paper. I loved working with her and can’t wait to continue to collaborate on many projects to come. So grateful for your gift Cynthia!

Abby Nyantakyi, Graduate Student, George Washington University Law School

Cynthia Amoah gave a powerful performance for Grand Street Settlement’s annual woman empowerment event at Viacom in Times Square. She left every young girl at the event enlightened and empowered. Her words, message, and raw emotion were inspirational and gave me goosebumps. I was delighted she performed and I will continue to extend an invitation for future events.

Victor Munoz, New York, NY

I met Cynthia Amoah at Columbia University’s “Black Night” event last year. Which is an event produced by Columbia University, to honor and celebrate the African diaspora. She was one of the integral reasons why Black Night was such a success.

Cynthia’s performance was dynamic, raw and powerful. Her performance moved the audience, we watched her grace the stage with her poetry, and we were fed by it and her enormous presence. I love, love, love, her work.

Andres Santiago Piña, New York, NY

Cynthia is truly one of a kind!!! Hearing her for the first time brought so many emotions. We had no choice but to ask her to share her talents at our wedding. She initially made a poem just for us for our engagement video. After hearing the poem, we decided to ask her to recite this poem at our wedding, which was one of the best decisions we made. We must say it was truly the icing on the cake. Trying to hold back the tears that came down anyway was when we knew that she is truly a special person inside and out. We pray Cynthia’s talents allows her to reach the skies and beyond. We pray that every individual that hears her words are blessed beyond measures. It was truly a blessing to have Cynthia be apart of our special day. We will never forget the glistening touch she added to our wedding. Cheers to you Cynthia and all your future endeavors. We are praying and rooting for you every step of the way.

Andy & Eunice Opoku, Columbus, OH

I was lucky enough to have Cynthia on a “Women of Color Panel” that I hosted at the University Neighborhood high school I worked at. She spoke with such a passion and eloquence that kept my students engaged, something that is not an easy task. My women of color students were so blown away and inspired by Cynthia’s story, being able to make poetry her full-time job. Being able to see someone truly make a living by pursuing their passion is not only moving for my students, but even other adults in the room were truly captivated by her energy. I couldn’t be more grateful to have had her come to my school and truly make an impact in just three hours. I can’t wait to work with her again in the future! Thank you again Cynthia, keep spreading that black girl magic sis!

Miranda Sanchez, College Counselor, NYU College Advising Corps

When Cynthia Amoah speaks, she speaks with conviction. That’s why I never take her words lightly because everything she says is truly profound. Every poem she delivers she puts her all and you literally feel her, her spirit and soul. You feel the chills. I cried the first time I heard her deliver the poem Black Before Beautiful because she really touched me and I could resonate with her message.

Denise Fasuyi, Fashion Designer, DesireByDenise

Cynthia Amoah has this amazing gift, the way her words can give you chills, but yet inspire you at the same time is sincerely a gift from God. Cynthia has performed twice at my annual LoveYOULiveNow, a women empowerment event held every year in NYC, and has left the audience in awe and till this day leaves me speechless by the use of her words and the tone of her voice. She sets the tone for uplifting and encouragement throughout all her poems. Book her, you won’t regret it.

Anita Matey, Blogger/Women’s Advocate, Foreign Curves

Cynthia Amoah represents Ghanaian excellence. Sharing her talent with the world and empowering people at the same time is definitely worth celebrating!

Gameli Hamelo, Journalist & Digital Media Coordinator, Live 91.9 FM, Accra, Ghana

I have had the opportunity to share the stage and work with Cynthia in more ways than one. Each time refreshing and life-giving. Cynthia is a light to my life and her love for words, language, poetry truly inspires me. One of my best memories of working with Cynthia is our collaboration on the poem, “On Being a Woman”. The process of gelling our words together was magnetic and I could just feel the passion oozing from her words. I am incredibly honored to know her and she is gift to this world.

Naki Akrobettoe, Poet & Author, Columbus, OH

First time watching Cynthia’s works was on Youtube, during research prior to my interview with her. In fact, I felt very honored to be sharing a platform with her. During the interview, I realized how exceptionally driven she was with her originality, passion and the aim to spread positivity. Cynthia is a ‘Shero’ and the world is lucky to have her! Cheers to Greatness, Cynthia!

Eli Kharis, TV Presenter & Producer, Accra, Ghana 

Cynthia! What a joy it is hear you speak. It is incredible to witness a woman who is fully in tune with herself and walking her path. We had the pleasure of having Cynthia perform a poem at our wedding. Before the wedding, she asked us what really made our love stand apart and what we hope our union accomplished. These questions led to several discussions and I knew that whatever Cynthia would put together for our wedding would be spectacular!!

On the day of, she spoke with such grace and elegance. She reminded us of the humble beginnings of our love and why we began this journey in the first place. Although we were in a crowd, Cynthia made her poem feel intimate. We are eternally grateful to Cynthia for gifting us with her words. Words that we can go to when times get rough. Cynthia, continue your amazing work. I know great things are on the way.

Abdoulaziz & Joyce Touré, Social Worker, Haddon Twp, NJ

I first encountered Cynthia’s work, “Honam” in 2016 when my boss showed me the video and I followed up by reaching out to her on Instagram. Fast forward to 2018, I got to share the stage with her at “Women and Words,” a poetry showcase that Cynthia organized in Accra, Ghana. I must say Cynthia’s drive and commitment to process, passion and warm endearing nature was all at play from planning to implementing the said event. Cynthia is just refreshingly creative and professional.

Ofosua Donkor, MC/Writer/Poet & Director of SASA, Accra, Ghana 

Cynthia’s poetry is authentic, inspiring and powerful! I’ve seen Cynthia perform twice and she delivers her poems with passion and grace. Most recently, I had the opportunity to work with Cynthia in Ghana. We partnered with a local non-profit organization named GEMS to do service work. We attended the Barack Obama International School and spoke with teenage girls about various topics which encompassed their day-to-day challenges and provided advice on how to navigate them. Cynthia opened the event with her poem “Honam” and was able to captivate each student and move the room. Her poem encouraged each student to love the skin they’re in despite societal standards.

Cynthia’s poem was not only fitting but it set the tone for an amazing day.

Vennessa Quansah, HR Consultant, New York, NY 

Cynthia is a creative young artist. I love her poems and more especially I just love her delivery. Her deep sense of knowledge and passion for her work makes her presentations one of a kind…eloquent, vivacious, fluent and powerful. Aside from Cynthia’s beautiful poetic flare which captures her listeners to the extent that they fall in love with her work, she has a very soft side… calm, respectful, humble and amicable.

We at the UN Information Centre in Accra, Ghana had the opportunity to work with her during our Holocaust Remembrance Day 2019 outreach at Accra Academy High School. She was graceful when she made us reflect on our loved ones who have left us as a result of our own actions and inactions, reminding the youth to denounce hatred and prejudice and promote love.

Thank you name!

Cynthia Prah, National Information Officer, United Nations Information Centre, Accra, Ghana

Cynthia is an eclectic beam of light that sent chills through my student’s bodies. The truth of her words, the power in her voice and the confidence in her presence inspired my students. Students came up to me personally, excited and overjoyed about the revelation that their words, like Cynthia’s, can have a powerful effect on people when articulated thoroughly. That motivation, that power is that of a Higher Being, Cynthia embodies that call and for that, my students and myself will eternally be grateful.

Crystal Valentine, ELA Teacher, Brooklyn Institute for Liberal Arts High School, Brooklyn, NY

Cynthia performed at our school as part of celebrating Black History Month. Her performance blew away my students. She impressed everyone from administration and staff to hundreds of adolescents. She truly has the ability to light up any room she walks into. Cynthia is a role model and inspiration for my young students, especially young writers and poets. Cynthia is warm, mindful, and understands the responsibility that comes with having an apologetic and powerful voice. We are so grateful for her presence in our school!

LJ Nahar, Teacher, Brooklyn Institute for Liberal Arts High School, Brooklyn, NY

There is history in Cynthia’s work, a passion that comes from the questions, “where are we from” and “where are we headed,” and they get asked through poignant explorations of family, generations persisting with stories of survival, secrets, the time that once was, and the time that could be again. While incredibly personal, Cynthia’s work acts as a placeholder for our times, as a way to document how families grow and survive, how communities build and break down, but mostly of how people are so goddamn resilient. Through careful, emphatic choices, Cynthia’s poetry is an inroad into her motherland, the glorious testament of where it all began.

Meher Manda, Culture Critic, Poet, Educator, New York, NY

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