Going by her stage name DJ Poizon Ivy, Kenyan-born Ivy Awino has made it to one of the most lucrative sports on the planet. Debuting as the official deejay and music operations officer for the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks in October 2016, her career has continued to grow.

Her hustler mentality has gained her lots of respect and helped build a favorable reputation with the industry, winning her coveted position of official DJ and music operations officer. Working with Kenyan  DJ Kalonje, Nigeria pop princess Yemi Alade, and rubbing shoulders with some of hip hop’s best talents including Kendrick Lamar, and B.O.B, Ivy’s efforts have clearly paid off. Playing an integral part of creating a great atmosphere for the fans and the players in the arena, her responsibilities are a great mix of her love for the game and music.

Ivy’s skills on the decks have now led her to receive a nomination for the AFRIMMA awards in the category of Best African DJ USA alongside fellow Kenyan act DJ Fully Focus. This could only be the beginning of Awino’s rise to bigger things.