Kenyan DJ Ivy Awino, better known as Poizon Ivy, has been named in the latest Forbes 30 Under 30 Sports list.
Poizon Ivy, who is the official DJ for NBA Basketball team Dallas Mavericks, has been listed alongside other sports figures coming from various categories such as all-star athletes, front-office standouts, inventive entrepreneurs and accomplished professionals from sports, law, media and development.
Awino, who oversees in-arena music for the Mavs, was named to this year’s Forbes lineup of the world’s brightest young stars for her excellent DJ skills and ability to keep the Dallas Mavericks crowd going.
Others in the list include: Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner, NFL standout Patrick Mahomes, NBA stars Klay Thompson and Paul George, world-champion weightlifter Katherine Nye and nine-time X Games medalist Tom Schaar.
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In her teens, Awino worked as a ball kid at American Airlines Center. After learning to DJ in college, she became the official team DJ for the Dallas Wings, even touring with WNBA superstar Skylar Diggins before graduating to the Mavericks.
She is the second-ever female NBA team DJ and, in 2018, became the first woman to DJ the NBA All-Star Game. Her performances have amassed 10 million views on social media, and in 2019 she launched an initiative in Senegal for the NBA’s Basketball Without Borders program.