Boonaa Mohammed is a Canadian spoken-word poet and writer of Oromo descent. He grew up in the down-town Toronto area and was heavily involved in the street life while attending Oakwood Collegiate Institute. He graduated at the top of his class and was named Valediction before enrolling in Ryerson University and graduating from the Radio and Television Arts program in 2011. Dubbed the “voice of a generation,” Boonaa Mohammed is a critically acclaimed award winning writer and performer with accolades including a playwright residency at Theatre Passe Muraille, a short story published in a Penguin Canada anthology called “Piece by Piece” and various slam poetry titles credits including winner of the 2007 CBC Poetry Face-Off “Best New Artist” award.
As an Artist he has toured and traveled across the world and frequently conducts writing workshops and seminars, sharing his experience and expertise in social justice based story telling with mainly youth from all walks of life. Besides poetry and theater, Mohammed is the founder of Safina Media, an Islamic media production company and has continued the art of story-telling through various platforms of media.