D’bi.Young Anitafrika, affectionately known as D’bi, is an international artist of the people. As an African-Jamaican-Canadian Dub-poet, mono-dramatist and educator, her socially-conscious storytelling work has made an indelible mark upon the global psyche. Born and raised in Kingston Jamaica till 15 years old, she spent an additional 15 years in and outside of Canada while making America, France, Cuba, UK, and now South Africa her respective homes.
She first exploded onto the Canadian theatre scene in 2001 as Stacy Anne, a young girl surviving incest, in “Da kink in my hair”. At that time she also starred in Canada’s first multi-ethnic sitcom – lord have mercy – with world renowned actors Leonie Forbes and Gary Farmer. Since then, D’bi has performed her dub-poetry globally and produced 4 EPs (when the love is not enough, experimenting dub 1 & 2, and live @ when sisters speak and 2 LPs (wombanifesto and 333). mother to her sons moon and phoenix, ms. Anitafrika splits her time between south Africa, England, Canada and the rest of the world. she is currently on a 15 month global tour of her new album 333 and her monodrama trilogy, Sankofa.