Salome Agbaroji is the National Youth Poet Laureate of the United States 2023-2024, making her the first African with this title. She is also a ambassador for Vans 2023 global brand campaign. Salome is a Nigerian-American poet that has written and/or performed spoken word poetry for the Golden Globes Pre-Show, NFL Rams Halftime Show, an Opening Act on Rupi Kaur's World Tour, the likes of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Black Lives Matter founder Patrisse Cullors, Mrs. Tina Lawson, and many more. Salome was a YoungArts winner in Spoken Word and has been honored by the Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards, among many others. She has been published in NPR's KCRW, Noema Magazine, the Harvard Technology Review, and more. Entering Harvard University studying Government and Political Science this fall, her focuses outside of poetry are civic engagement and advocacy about issues such as racism towards minority communities, immigrant stories, injustices in the international community, and more.
Salome works on professional sets with companies and organizations, writing and reciting her poetry that is composed into video productions seen all over the world.
Salome owns the stage with power and exuberance in each live performance. She performs her work at poetry slams, schools, open mics, and more events.