Iyanu’s Thoughts on #WHM

“I hope to see more women who will not negotiate their loudness. Who will take permission, only from themselves, to be who they want to be. I want to see more women revealing their truth and their courage. Women who will not weep and bleed into a rag and bury it. Women with stories that turn to fire, burn every facade, release truth like incense, obliterate shame. Women who remember, with all the violence done to them, they are still epic.”

Iyanu Adebiyi is a Nigerian poet and spoken-word artist. She stepped into the scene on 1st October 2016 with Up Nepa. In 2017, her spoken-word video ‘I am Something’, won second place in the U.S Mission Nigeria Unity in Diversity Video Competition. In Abuja, Iyanu Adebiyi has performed in open mic, formal and informal events. Her poems and videos can be found on social media (@iyanuadebiyi). Called to the Nigerian Bar and practicing Corporate Law, she recently releasednher latest spoken word album – Wonder.