Queen Sheba / Bio

Bethsheba A. Rem affectionately known as Queen Sheba is a:
Atlanta based Spoken Word Artist-Alternative Rock Singer-Comedian-Host-Author-Motivational Speaker-Genius

Born in Detroit, MI, now living in Atlanta GA - Queen Sheba is a Int’l 4 Countries Slam Champion, two time National Poetry Slam Champ, three time Regional Poetry Slam Champ and a WOWps Final-Stage-ist.

Sheba is also a featured performer on season two of Verses and Flow, 106 & Park, VH-1, The Apollo, Spoken, Spit! A feature length film about Spoken Word and any bootleg late-night cable station. Performed with/opened for:Alicia Keys, Louis Farrakan, Kanye West, The Roots, Floetry, Music Soul Child and 14 gazillion others that probably don't have her in their bio, either.Published in: Essence, is a 2 time NAACP Image Award Nominee for works in the Anthology Home Girls Make Some Noise and most recently her collaberative work on Verses & Flow.

Sheba has six albums, two of which were up for a Grammy under the Spoken Word category and she is a two-time NAACP Image Award Nominee; albums are always available out of the trunk (or vintage bag), iTunes, stores nationwide and your local mom & pop.

She earned her MFA in Creative Writing with a concentration in Poetry from Queens University; Sheba is Spoken Word artist, motivational speaker, comedian, and bathroom concert singer, tours internationally and has conducted performances and workshops at over 200 colleges and universities domestic and abroad. Her hit craft seminar: "How not to bore your audience on tour' allowes the audience to walk away with a fresh perspective on the art of performance. It is not to be taken lightly.

Her works have appeared in numerous anthologies, magazines including Vibe Online and the focus of college student’s papers. Queen Sheba has two books: From Foster Care to Fame short stories and poems too long for three minutes and Run Ugly! A motivational book for runners

Her first collection of poetry and short stories: "From Foster Care to Fame" has garnered national attention from literary and academia platforms.

In addition she has been published in, S. Florida University Urban Griot (Gree-O), Portfolio Magazine, The Syracuse University Women in Hip-Hop, National Featured Poet for Rolling Out magazine. Key Note Speaker for: Several Take Back the Night campus vigils, Domestic Violence, AIDS awareness for young adults and the National Women in Hip-Hop conference.

Toured in over 8 countries (9-including Alaska :-): West Africa, Europe, Cuba, Canada and any coffee house to coliseum in the US Co-founder of Rough Language Music and Poetry series. Member of: FaceBook!and every other social network site that involves instant gratification...and pictures. The Atlanta Poets Union, Mothers Against the War, Fair Trade
and National Association for Women. She currently runs the Rough Language poetry slam & live music series and the famous 4th Sundays open mic poetry readings in Atlanta, GA.

Queen Sheba Stand Up Comedian:
Queen Sheba is has taken on a full time comedy career in addition to Spoken Word and making bow-ties! She is co-creator of the All Women's Comedy show at the famous Apache Cafe in Atlanta, GA. She has hosted and/or opened for national touring comedians: Rodney Perry, Jimmy 'JJ' Walker, Dave Martin, has been an opening feature for Mario Tory, and was a Charlotte contender for Wild'n Out and Nick Cannon himself said he was 'surprised' and impressed with her word play'; she has been asked to host several comedy clubs and sets in Atlanta, the Charlotte Comedy Zone and in the mountains and has performed from DC to Florida on countless shows. Her afro is almost as big as her personality. Tatted up and quick wit - it'll be hard to miss her.

As an Alternative Rock Singer: Think you can't get sexy and intelligent mind blowing music? You
haven't seen Queen Sheba nod heads with her all female alternative
rock band: Tempo 1-60! You can add a full band, or just an acoustic set and/or a Dj to the, already, dynamic Queen Sheba experience. The couple extra bucks is worth it for the audience involvement and for expansion of the show!

General Info

Band Members
All female band! Book 2-8 members
Artist Name
Queen Sheba
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Spoken Word / Alternative Rock / Comedy

Contact Info

Atlanta, GA
Derricka A. Troup 404-553-4410

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