Emmai Alaquiva

Emmai Alaquiva, an Emmy Award-wining producer, entrepreneur and mentor is known for his strong presence in the music and radio industries. Once Homeless, staying in local shelters across the city, Alaquiva now holds multiple prominent positions in the field of sound. In addition to have served as the Director of Production for WAMO 106.7fm, Alaquiva is also the owner of Ya Momz House, LLC a full-service multimedia company as well as the founder and Executive Director of Hip Hop On L.O.C.K., an arts education program for youth K-12. Today, Alaquiva is an award winning Filmmaker, Creative Arts teacher for Propel Schools and recently awarded Urban Empowerment Award Winner (Urban League), Pittsburgh Courier’s “FAB 40” and Whirl Magazines “50 Finest”.  His passion for his work, and love of the people that create art with him, will continue to inspire us all to live Alaquivas personal mantra, “the sky is NOT  the limit”.

2008 Emmy Award Winner
2007 Pittsburgh Magazine’s 40 Under 40 Winner
2011 Whirl Magazine’s “Pittsburgh 50 Finest”
2011 Pittsburgh Courier’s “FAB 40”
2011 Urban Empowerment Award (Urban League)
3 TIme Pittsburgh Hip Hop Award Winner
2 Time Telly Award Winner
3 Time A.I.R. Award Winner
2 Time Pittsburgh Hip Hop Award Winner
2009 Blazing Leadership Award Winner
2009 Excellence Award Winner

Community Involvement:
Committee for Social Change for Mayor Luke Ravenstahl
Vice President – Pittsburgh Black Media Federation
Executive Board – Urban Connect
Advisory Committee – Hip Hop Loves Foundation
Advisory Board – UPMC’s Dignity & Respect Campaign
Member – Urban League of Young Professionals
Member – PUMP
Advisor board – YWCA
Exec Board – DiverCity 365
Steering Committee – Hope Academy

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