Folami Turay

Folami Turay

Folami Turay

Biography: Though born in Accra, Ghana in 1984, Ami grew up mainly in New York City. After her father, a political activist and radical, was part of an unsuccessful attempt to assassinate then-President Rawlings in 1985, she fled with her mother to New York. Raised alone by her mother in Central Harlem, Ami quickly learned to survive in the city through smart choices and a tough, stoic attitude. A couple of months after Ami’s sixteenth birthday, her mother died of pneumonia, unable to afford treatment. Incapable of affording a place to live, Ami moved in with her closest friend, nineteen year old Katiana Ramos, picking up a job singing and stripping at a local club to help pay the bills. She still lives with Katiana in their apartment in West Harlem. She is passionate about racial activism during the day, but she takes on an entirely different persona at night, delivering tantalizing performances to shady audiences and at times mysteriously retiring for the evening with a handsome customer on her arm. Read more about her life here.

Agency: Silk Road

Twitter: @FolamiTuray

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