N’neka Aranha uses spoken word poetry to express herself. Born and raised in Freeport Bahamas, she always loved to write and found that she was more comfortable writing than speaking. She didn’t know that she had a collection of poetry until the age of 15 when she discovered that her late mother had kept all the poems she had ever written in a binder.
While attending Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, she started attending spoken word shows and fell in love with them. During this time, she developed and hosted the spoken word series called “Broken English.” She also hosted the opening season of the spoken word series “CommUNITY” in Halifax and would always take the opportunity to treat audiences to her impromptu humor.
N’neka believes that everyone has a story to tell and that their stories should be told in whatever way they are most comfortable sharing them. Her poetry, which she considers her story, centers around her own life and personal experiences.