Kenyan DJ Poizon Ivy becomes The official music and sound coordinator at Basketball Africa League.

by Helvine Achieng
May 12, 2021

DJ Poizon Ivy is making great strides for Kenya; according to senior NBA writer for ESPN Marc J Spears, Ivy recently became the official music and sound coordinator at the Basketball Africa League.

"Congratulations to @dallasmavs and former @dallaswings @poiZonivytheDJ who is the official music and sound coordinator at the @theBAL. She is a native of Nairobi, Kenya and has spun at three NBA All-Star weekends," wrote Spears.


Responding to his tweet, the first-ever female D.J. for the Dallas Mavericks wrote on Twitter saying, "I'm coming home".


Poison Ivy started deejaying at the age of 19 while in university, starting with the Mark Cuban-owned professional basketball team as a ball kid before her love for music jump-started her to a D.J.

"After I relocated to Dallas after college, I started working with the WNBA team, and a friend advised that I'‘shoot my shoot" with the Mavs, who at the time had the position filled. A few months after my inquiry, the position became available and I got the call" stated Ivy.


In 2019 the month of October, Ivy walked away with the best D.J. in East Africa award at the Afrika Muzik Magazine Awards held in Texas, USA, an addition to her 2017 Emmy for her Faith and Fate biography courtesy of Fox journalist Heather Hays.

"So Heather could not make it for the Emmy award show, but she sent someone to pick the trophy. When I got the news, I was overwhelmed. We later went for dinner to celebrate, and she came with the trophy, and I could not believe it. An Emmy trophy with my name," she said at the time.


Poizon Ivy was also listed in the annual edition of Forbes 30 Under 30 among the 2020 class of sports world's brightest and youngest stars after becoming the first woman ever to D.J. a National Basketball Association (NBA) all-star game." I'm just here to make my mama and Kenya proud",she captioned.