Iyanu Adebiyi is a Nigerian writer and performance poet, who has been awarded by the U.S Mission, Nigeria, engaged to perform poetry by the Korean Cultural Centre, Ken Saro-Wiwa Foundation and many more. Her work has appeared on several local media and literary journals. She is an artist searching for ways to soak in, explore and express the problem of pain as a woman and as human, to inspire and encourage, to wear her identity and culture with pride. She is also a Kidney care ambassador of St. Remmy Foundation and a lawyer who loves nature, music and random hugs.
Iyanu Adebiyi is a Nigerian writer and performance poet. She stepped into the Performance Poetry scene on 1st October 2016 with Up Nepa. In 2017, Iyanu Adebiyi was awarded for her spoken-word video ‘I am Something’ by the American Embassy, via the U.S Mission Nigeria’s Strength in Diversity Competition.
As a part of the Sevhage Publishers’ Chapbook Series, a compilation of her poems and short story, ‘The Road Leads Me Home’, was published in 2017.
In Abuja, Iyanu Adebiyi has performed in open mic, formal and informal events, including; The Korean Cultural Centre Poetry Feast, Agogo Liveroom, and lots more.
She has also been featured on local media, some of which are: BBC Media Action Nigeria, Voice of Nigeria (VON), Daily Trust Newspaper, etc. Her work can be found on literary journals like Brittle Paper, African Writer and so on.
On Social media, she consistently creates video, photo and written content that engages young people from around the world in conversations relevant to present day challenges. Her work is not only inspiring, thought-provoking and encouraging, it is also entertaining, emotional and vulnerable so much as to create an experience for her audience. She is also known for her short, affirmative and hope-giving poems, widely shared on the internet.
Called to the Nigerian Bar, Adebiyi currently works with an Administration and Legal Consultancy Firm in Abuja. She writes with the aim of inspiring, educating and advocating for change with a new perspective to society’s pressing challenges.