Overcomer Ibiteye is a Nigerian poet and fiction writer currently taking her undergraduate studies in Physics at the University of Ibadan.
Her works have appeared in the Litfest Anthology, Shuzia Magazine, and on the TVO literary website. She has also been shortlisted for the 2020 Michael Afenfia Prize for the END SARS poetry contest, 2021 Blessing Kolajo Prize, and the 2021 Poetry Prize organized by the Mentally Aware Nigeria Initiative.
Overcomer uses spoken-word poetry and science fiction to challenge stereotypes on mental health disorders, domestic abuse, religion, etc. She believes that words, when written or recited articulately, can cause a radical change in the perspectives of the readers and hearers. With poetry and storytelling, she makes her listeners view sensitive issues and topics differently and clearer.
She volunteers her free time with literary communities like Litfest to organize spoken word events, monologues, music performances, and stage plays.