Ayinde Merrill Ayinde Merrill

Program Coordinator

Born and raised in the vibrant city of Camden, Ayinde fell in love with artistry at a young age. He’s an active member of the Philly poetry scene and curates Black art and performance showcases throughout South Jersey. Ayinde studied drums at Settlement Music School and earned a degree in Africana Studies with honors from Rutgers University. He is also the founder of Watu Moja, a nonprofit organization dedicated to relationship building and vital development efforts in the global Afrikan community. As an anime and music enthusiast, his must-watch and must-listen lists are always full.