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Iyeoka Ivie Okoawo

Iyeoka (ee-yo-kah) Ivie Okoawo is a first generation Nigerian-American award-winning poet, recording artist, and TED fellow. As a singer, drummer, activist, and educator, she channels her cultural and ancestral influences to access the power of the moment and deliver an authentic and inspiring message of healing.

In 2010, Iyeoka released her third studio album, SAY YES, whose single “The Yellow Brick Road Song” is the theme song for the USA Network series Fairly Legal.

Iyeoka is currently promoting her latest initiative, Lyrics For Literacy, a project that creates a bridge of awareness and action to encourage the preservation of the Esan language, an endangered native dialect of Edo State, Nigeria, through storytelling, proverbs, and music.


2 Responses to Iyeoka Ivie Okoawo

  1. Michel says:

    I appreciate what you are doing , your way of life , the fact you are involved in some human fight .. You are great !! congratulations

  2. C.C.Arshagra says:

    You are a gift. I miss you my friend, so far beyond me and I am. You can imagine! And you do live the essence of beauty.