Jaysus Zain

Jaysus Zain

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Jaysus Zain likes to say that a story is the language the human heart understands. In that sense, Jaysus uses words as a powerful medium for illustrating dreams, weaving visions, and telling stories. Fusing poetry, spoken word and hip hop, he has demonstrated the ability to split himself into multiple characters that are all intricately raw and beautiful. Originally from Sudan, Jaysus spent most his life in Libya. Currently based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Jaysus is at the forefront of the spoken word movement in the country. Participating in several poetry slam competitions in the region, Jaysus was awarded Artist of the Year in 2016 and crowned Dubai Poetry Slam Champion twice. Crowned winner of both the Slam and Grand Slam of NY as well as the Slam of DC and Chicago, Jaysus has performed at the Bowery Poetry Club and the Nuyorican Poets Café in New York, USA. Duly recognized as one of the most impactful live performers, he was invited to perform for some of the country’s biggest events including the grand opening night of the Louvre museum in Abu Dhabi and the countdown event to Expo 2020 where he opened for Mariah Carey. . His undeniable talent for interlacing words and delivering poignant performances has attracted the attention of some of the biggest brands including Apple, Chopard, Lenovo and Pepsi Co, for whom he has collaborated and developed inspiring content.

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