10 Things You Didn’t Know About NBA’s DJ Poizon Ivy

11 August of 2017 by

One phenomenal lady you need to know more about is Poizon Ivy. Kenyan born, USA bred, Entertainer, DJ, and one of the few, if not, the only Kenyan working at the NBA. Poizon is the official NBA’s Dallas Mavericks team entertainment manager. As a holder of that title, she controls sound at the American Airlines Center during or after the game. She also anticipates plays and selects best sounds to complement actions.

By the virtue of working at the NBA, Ivy’s star is on a gradual rise. She Deejays high profile gigs across the USA, sharing the stage with crème of the crop artist and accolades are flowing her way. She won the Diaspora Entertainment Award (DEAR) last year, and in 2017 she has been nominated for AFRIMMA Awards in the category of Best African DJ USA (we hope she scoops it).

We took the time to speak to her about some aspects of her life that you might not know. Watch out for an in-depth interview later on about her career and what the future holds.

KV: Tell us 10 things that people may not know about you:

1. I seriously believe that there will never be anything cooler that I can do in life than being a mother.

2. There is an interview that I did with J. Cole in 2010 I believe. In this interview, I correctly predicted the name of his debut album. I also predicted that the Mavs would win the 2011 NBA Championship way before either of those happened.

3. I have never in my life broken a bone. Please don’t jinx me.

4. My favorite fabric is denim. I really like denim.

5. A few things on my bucket list include visiting the Seven Wonders of the World. I’m a big history buff. I also really want to go on a game show.

6. My favorite movie of all time is ….. Sarafina. Followed closely by Lion King because it was the first movie I saw in a movie theater, which was actually at Kenya Cinema. And just in case you didn’t know, In November 1991, Disney sent a team of animators to Hell’s Gate National Park in Kenya to do research for the film, most of the landscapes in the finished movie are based on this park.

7. If I could eat one meal for the rest of my life, it would be Chapati and Ndengu.

8. Before becoming the team DJ for the Dallas Mavericks, I was a ball girl for 5 years. Those are the kids you see sweeping the floor when a player falls, rebounds during warm-ups, etc.

9. I’m the eldest of 3. Both my younger brothers actually live in Kenya and one is an aspiring actor. His most notable work includes a recurring role on Tahidi High.

10. Although basketball is hands down, it’s my favorite sport. I have also developed quite a liking for soccer, football, whatever you want to call it.


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