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Poizon Ivy the DJ

Mar 16, 2022

8:00pm – 8:25pm CT


Ivy Awino, known to most as DJ Poizon Ivy is a force to be reckoned with, and not just in sports and music. Through her trusted voice, Ivy is a mover and shaker of culture, shifting ideas and perspectives through communication, collaboration, and creativity. With music as her epicenter, Ivy has become a student of her craft as a DJ and sports sound strategist. Her career in music and entertainment has afforded her the opportunity to work with some of the biggest names and brands in the industry such as the NBA, WNBA, Basketball Africa League, Twitter, Nike, Afropunk, Moet Hennessy, ESPN, and Google, just to name a few. In 2016, Ivy became the first-ever female team DJ for the Dallas Mavericks franchise, the second ever in NBA history, and is a 4-time NBA All-Star DJ/Host (2018, 2019, 2020, 2022). The Emmy winning and 2019 Forbes Under 30 honoree prides herself on being able to cultivate community not only in real life but via social media as well. Her bubbly, positive, and edgy personality allow her the means to discuss motherhood, health and wellness, sports, entertainment, and style through the creation of content.

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Dallas, TX