About Shakina The Poet
"Walk, Talk, Live Success -- I'm better than blessed because I am blessed by the best" said, Shakina Lewis-Small. She has mastered the delivery of strong messages to young audiences, as demonstrated by 12 years of experience in traveling as a Speaker and Spoken Word Artist to different churches, schools, detention centers, and organizations, conferences and various youth and young adult events. For her dedicated work with children and adolescents, she has been awarded many certificates of appreciation from various groups. Kina displays a unique style of reciting her poetry and is widely known for her inspirational parables and mottos. Kina is fueled by a burning passion to teach young people how to seek their purpose in God. She often reminds her audiences "To give God your first fruits, your youth, and God don't need your leftovers...serve God while you have a chance”.
Shakina graduated with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Services from the Center for Urban Theological Studies (CUTS). She also served as a Youth Leader at the Eagle’s Nest Christian Fellowship Ministry. Currently she attends Fellowship Revival Church Of Love, presiding Apostle Leonard Willis. Shakina is employed by Horizon House as a Employment Specialist/Case Manager, where she teaches life skills to at risk young adults and inculcate poetry workshops on how poetry and spoken word can be use as therapeutic tool to aid individuals with mental health and disabilities. Her single “First Love” was in rotation on Gospel Highway 11 and WDAS AM, being the first spoken word artist ever aired on a local gospel radio station. Shakina also published her first book "Scribes in Stilettos through Johnson Publications. She also was the first spoken word artist to perform on Unity Day gospel stage in 25 years.
Today, Shakina is busy training, teaching and raising up other poets/spoken word artists to identify and understand prophetic poetry. Shakina is also the Founder of K-Modulation, LLC "where words come alive" where she is one of the first who is pioneering a major platform for Christian Spoken Word Artists in the Philadelphia area through promoting spoken word competition and talent showcases.
God has blessed Shakina with a lovely family, her husband singer and song writer Chase Sims and their children . Shakina also ministers to children that are in the foster care system by opening her home to those who are in need.
Shakina states, "My poetry has one purpose, to convict hearts, convince minds and touch souls for Christ."
"I minister through poetry under the Master Poet"