From: MA, United States
Genre: Soul, pop, R&B
Iyeoka Ivie Okoawo is a Poet and Recording Artist, a 2010 TED Global Fellow, the 2nd place 2009 Individual World Poetry Slam Champion, and a spokesperson for the Amenawon Foundation. A first-generation Nigerian-American, Iyeoka was a practicing pharmacist before launching her career as a poet, singer, activist and educator. In her native Esan language, Iyeoka means “I want to be respected.” By channeling her culture and ancestral influences, she delivers an authentic and inspiring message of healing through accessing the power of the moment.
Listen out for Iyeoka’s latest single, “the Yellow Brick Road song” on the 3rd episode of the new HBO comedy series “How To Make It In America” and as the official THEME SONG for USA network original series "Fairly Legal".
In 2011, Iyeoka's single, "This Time Around" was announced as a recipient of an Independent Music Award R&B nomination.