Iyanu Adebiyi is a Nigerian writer, performer, and poet. She stepped into the Performance Poetry scene on 1st October 2016 with a piece titled 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, Enterprise, and Innovation Summit, World Poetry Day for The Arts and Civics Table Nigeria, and more.
She has also been featured on local media, including Voice of Nigeria and Daily Trust Newspaper. Her work can be found on literary journals websites like Brittle Paper, African Writer, and social media (@iyanuadebiyi).
Called to the Nigerian Bar, Adebiyi currently works as a corporate lawyer in Abuja. She writes to inspire, educate, and advocate for change with a new perspective to society’s pressing challenges.