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What’s up gang! It’s HTEBASIŁÉ, the newest and the best female rapper in Ottawa, the province and soon to be the nation (God willing)! I want to officially introduce myself and share with you a little about where I want to take my career this year in 2019.

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This year I graduate from college and will officially be able to call myself a trained Child and Youth Care Practitioner (CYC). I plan to use my diploma, experiences and the  knowledge I’ve gained throughout these three years to impact my local community and create change for the lives of young people across this province and in Canada. In short and to be brief, the plan involves creative arts, hip hop, advocacy, workshops and programs facilitated around the city.  This plan requires that I establish myself as a professional artist and has called for me to relaunch myself as a spoken word poet and an emerging rapper. I’ve been able to set up some opportunities for myself for the next few months and the goal is to really connect and reach the Ottawa community during this phase. The only way that Ottawa will finally be able to be put on the map is if the people within the city limits support and build among each other first. The creative scene is buzzing right now and there are so many opportunities to take advantage of and a lot of work to be done.

This year I hope to service my community in several facets by:

  • Creating, distributing and performing my music.
  • Facilitating programming and workshops for youth and young creatives.
  • Offering video work services for content creators and emerging entrepreneurs.
  • Supporting the local community by collaborating and attending events, meetings, forums etc…

There is no way that I could or even want to do this by myself. I know it’s going to take a lot of hands to get things really churning in our city and our nation.

Ways to Support 

  • Invite me out to your events either as an attendee or as a performer.
  • Listen to my music, poetry and watch my content.
  • If you like my content, share my work, my services or my vision with people you care about, either by word of mouth or on social media.
  • Come out to shows I’m performing at or events I’m going to and we can meet and chat.
  • When we chat, tell me about the areas of need in your life and I’ll see if I can support in some way.
  • Prayer and motivational encouragement!

As a local artist, I’m really depending on the support of my community to launch me into the arenas I need to be in, in order to make change.

I’m looking to connect, support and broaden my network with:

  • Creators and Artists (in every and all disciplines)
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Event Coordinators
  • Bookers and Promoters
  • Community Outreach and Youth Workers
  • Arts Culture Organizations
  • Schools
  • Local Media

If you belong or fall under any of these categories, connect to my vision or feel we can collaborate and support one another in some way, send me an email and we can connect.

Social Media 

Instagram (Content): @htbsle 

Facebook (Events): HTEBASIŁÉ

Soundcloud (Music): HTEBASIŁÉ

The End of Spoken Visions

Today marks exactly 3 years since I launched Spoken Visions from my college dorm. When I started this blog, I had no idea how far it could or would take me. All I knew was that I had to begin something. All I knew was that I was called to something bigger than myself and it had to start somewhere. With all confidence, I can say that this blog has served its purpose. I look back from time to time to my previous posts and I’m encouraged and reminded of where I’ve come from and the vision that has fuelled me for this long. This blog will always exist as a testament to where I came from and the foundation I had to build. My purpose remains the same and the vision has become even clearer. With that being said I would like to introduce the next phase of the vision.

I have been a spoken word poet for nearly 8 years and when I started I had no idea how much my identity would be shaped by this gifting. For the past couple years I have been practicing my craft behind the scenes, becoming a better writer, lyricist and performer. I recently made the decision to finally step out in faith like I once did when I started Spoken Visions. I have an insane amount of love for creating content, rhythm and culture, for building communities, engaging youth and influencing culture that I feel it is time to take my brand, my vision and my giftings to another level. (More details to come @ 12pm)

From now on keep a look out for new updates, upcoming shows and community initiatives that I will be posting through my Instagram and Facebook until my new website launches later in the year!

Lastly, but certainly not least, I would like to thank every single supporter who believed in me and the vision for all of these years. It has sustained me and fuelled me to propel into what’s next in my life. I could not have and will not be able to do this without you all. I have an immense amount of love for all the people who have seen and continue to see something in me. Please continue to support, there is still so much ahead of me and it involves you just as much as it involves me! You are an important piece to the puzzle and the impact to be had.

We praise God that the vision has officially been spoken.

Signing off for the last time, 

Spoken Visions



There are countless womxn who have impacted, shaped and transformed my life over the years. As a creator, an artist and a performer, I am so inspired by the capabilities I’ve seen in the womxn I’ve come across.
Those showcased in this project are only some of the many talented womxn I know. Shout out to all the womxn change makers out there in Canada and beyond.

2019 = year of the womxn