Randell Adjei is an entrepreneur, speaker and spoken word practitioner who uses his gifts to empower the message of Alchemy. He was recently appointed as Ontario’s first Poet Laureate. Randell is the founder of one of Toronto’s largest youth led initiatives, Reaching Intelligent Souls Everywhere (R.I.S.E Edutainment). In 2018, R.I.S.E received the Toronto Arts Foundation’s Mayor’s Youth Arts Award. Randell is the author of I am Not my struggles, a powerful anthology released in 2018. Randell was also named CBC Metro Morning’s Torontonian of the Year in 2015 and NOW Magazine‘s Local Hero in May 2017. In 2020, Randell opened for President Barack Obama at the Economic Club of Canada.