Ayomide Fasedu is a prolific writer and spoken word poet with academic training in law who writes to connect to herself out of a belief that there's no way more beautiful to understand a thing than to make poetry out of it. She was born and raised in Lagos, and writing and performing poetry have been able to neatly pack her life into boxes. She was a finalist at The Lagos International Poetry Festival in 2021, Askifa literary slam in 2019. She emerged winner at the Wordaholics poetry slam in 2018, the best performer at Terra Kulture in 2018, and the Best Essayist at the Saint Titus initiative in 2017. She also performed at the Fan Vanilla Campus Tour.
Her writing is centered around women and identity. She draws her inspiration from love and chaos, everything between fairytales and harsh realities. Titilope Sonuga, Kayo Chigonyi, Iquo Diana Abasi, and Rupi Kaur are some of the names that inform her craft. She engages with various themes ranging from love, heartbreak, trauma, loss, healing, femininity, and Nigerianism. Through her bare and honest language, she writes poems that push self-love further into spaces it hasn’t yet permeated, like secondary schools, spaces with teenage girls, and most recently, through her book dedicated to the generality of women.
When she is not writing or performing poetry, she makes frozen yogurt in her kitchen or creates amazing music. Recently, she was featured on the most recent Black Magic album titled, ‘The Invitation.’