„I want to be respected”. This is the meaning of the soul and jazz performer’s Iyeoka name in her native language esan, a Nigerian dialect. For a few years now in her project Lyrics For Literacy Iyeoka has been occupied with popularizing and preserving this language. Along with all her lectures and poetic performances, Iyeoka finds time and energy to embark on a spring-summer tour. Its Bulgarian stop is the beach of Bash bar, camping Gradina, Sozopol, on 3rd August, by invitation of Event Zone Agency. The first concert of Iyeoka on Bulgarian stage will be warmed up by the talented Dessy Continue reading
Iyeoka Ivie Okoawo was born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA and is a first generation Nigerian-American soul and jazz artist. The way she performs is compared to those of Amy Winehouse, Adele, Lauryn Hill and Sade. Her deep and mellow timbre will heaten up the evening at Bash Bar Gradina Camping on August 3rd 2013, by invitation of Event Zone Agency.
Iyeoka starts making music in 2004, defining herself as a “poet and performer”. She is awarded second place at 2009 Individual World Poetry Slam Champion and Continue reading