Iyanu Adebiyi is an award-winning writer and performance poet; an artiste interrogating and exploring social issues as they affect the wellbeing of individuals and the society at large, with an aim to inspire and advocate for positive and sustainable change.
In 2022, she founded Ifeleta, a poetry gift shop and released her debut spoken word album titled Wonder in 2020. In 2021, she received a Federal Government of Nigeria award for her service to arts and named Outstanding Poet. She has also been awarded by the U.S. Consulate in Nigeria, recognized among the top 10 spoken word artistes in Nigeria (YNaija) and among the top 30 black spoken word artistes in the world (Gritty Vibes Magazine U.S.A). She has been artistically involved and engaged by several institutions, community and arts organizations including, the University of Bayreuth, Germany, Korean Embassy in Nigeria, the Nigerian House of Representatives, BBC UK, University of Global Health Equity, Rwanda and many more. Her work has been featured in both local and international media - online, on air and print. She has mentored/tutored over 200 young writers since 2017.
Through her meaningful performances and fast-growing platform, she has reached thousands of people with the power of words, which continues to change the lives of people from all walks of life, in significant ways. Iyanu is also a Legal Practitioner based in Abuja, Nigeria and at the intersection of her legal and literary practice is the heart of an advocate.