ABOUT

Welcome to Newark's own space where ART collides with Poetry. accompanied by Music & many more. CryOut Poetry & Arts Gallery was established in January 2018 to cater to the Poetry and Arts Community of Newark. The Founder, Mayowa Godsent has been curating & hosting Shows in New Jersey for about 8 years and found it so hard to find a stable venue. Fulfilling the need for this community to have a place to call home and their own. 

We host
● Poetry Shows ● Open Mics ● Art Exhibition ● Workshops ● Music Showcase ● Plays

● Networking Mixers ● Meetings/Conferences ● Private Events

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About the founder

                                  Olumayowa "GODSENT" Okubanjo is primarily a simple man destined to lead. Born in Nigeria, in  West                                          Africa, He is a Business Administration Graduate of New Jersey City University. A 2019 Masters in Business                                      Graduate of New England College of Business at Cambridge University. An Entrepreneur, Event Organizer,                                      Financial Educator, Host, Poet, & Founder of CRYOUT Arts & Poetry Gallery (also known as CryOut Cave):                                        & Owner of THE HEART BALLROOM (www.theheartballrom.com) in Newark NJ. Most importantly, he is a                                        vessel passionate about people, desires to see everybody win and open to anyways God chooses to use his gifts, wisdom, experience and talents. Experience TODAY - A GOD-SENT Experience

Additionally, He has been blessed to achieve the following -

  • Featured at most colleges in NJ including Rutgers, NJIT, NJCU, Essex County College, Montclair State and many more.  

  • Performed at various poetry events around the Tri-State Area such as The logos lounge at Hezekiah Walker's Love Fellowship Tabernacle, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Gospel Uptown in Harlem(NY),

  • Shared Stages with artists such as Big Tigga, Common, Kirk-Franklin, Donnie Mcclurkin, Prayz1, Brother Hahz,  Liz Black of 1190AM, Ezekiel (P4CM) and many more.

  • Featured performance on FOX 5 NY TV (View on MyFOXNY YouTube Channel

  • Featured artist at NJ's Annual Gospel Poetry Jam & National Tour.

  • Featured Poet at True Voices "#Poet4Christ" Poetry Jam, NY