Saturday, May 25, 2024

Biodun Idowu

Biodun Idowu is a poet, short story writer and playwright. An avid writer and reader, she has had performances with artistes of great repute both in music and poetical oratory and has been published in four international anthologies. She has an exploratory oratory CD called "Roamings" with the single "Omi" as the official song for the charity GAAP, several journals, anthologies and newspapers within and outside the UK. Of Nigerian origin, she describes herself as "a child of earth and waters." Her main style of performance is the combination of Yoruba ancestral traditional songs with the modern lyrics of poetry. Her choral heritage features heavily in her art form and it continuously evolves in her performances. She was Bolton FM Online newsreader in 2007-8 and mentors with the Bolton Racial Equality Commission and Bolton Museum and Library. Since her arrival in the UK, Abi has been involved and performed with distinguished poetry groups as Write Out Loud, Dead Good Poets, Apples and Snakes, Commonword and Maikeda. She is featured on the Write Out Loud website and also has her own website. Currently, she works in collaboration with Manchester's finest women writers called Riftcuts through Commonword's sponsorship.