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Kuroji Ntu

Arti-vist.Educator.Filmmaker.Photographer

Kuroji Ntu is an arts educator, youth advocate, and International Documentary Award-winning Independent Filmmaker based in Washington, DC. He has been a substitute teacher and OST program provider in DC Public and DC Public Charter Schools for the last eight years an also founded of All About The Babies, I.N.K., in 2002. A.A.T.B. I.N.K., a community based afterschool program has developed/grown into it's big brother program A.R.T.S.
 
In, 2007, Ntu founded A.R.T.S: (Artistically Reaching Tommorow's Scholars), a community service organization specializing in education through the arts, cultural programming, and professional development. In late 2009, Kuroji both wrote and illustrated a supplemental series of picture/workbooks designed to engage students of all reading levels through the innovative usage of noted "standards", multicultural relevance, and effective literacy instruction that encourages young people to create/express themselves and actually witness how their outputs build up their self esteem and others.
 
Dating back to 1995, Kuroji fka King Cipher has since released several recorded projects — two as part of classic Hip Hop duo Black Oath, and several more as a solo artist. He has performed all over the United States alongside artists like Taalam Acey, Sonya Renee, Marquis Mix aka 13 of Nazareth, Queen Shaeba while hosting several open mic poetry events with Spoken Word greats such as Amiri Baraka, Sonia Sanchez and The Last Poets.
 
Kuroji has captured well over 50,000 people on film via photo and/or video and continues to do so everyday. He's focused his energy on the poetry/music scene and the youth he continues to work for...
 
Artist Statement:
"I love to create as well as seeing others find their creative selfs...I find beauty in so many objects that are taken for granted...they ultimately become my muses..."































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