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Abu Ibrahim


Abu Ibrahim popularly known as IB is a Nigerian poet whose work has caused tremendous influence and change.

In 2021, he was part of a group of poets who advocated that the Recording Academy make spoken word poetry a standalone category at the Grammys and this led to the birth of the “Best Spoken Word Poetry Album” category in 2022.

His debut poetry album “Music Has Failed Us” got a Grammy acceptance. This body of work is available on all major streaming platforms.

Some of his works have also been published in literary outfits in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and more.

He has performed at the Pa Gya Literary Festival in Ghana, Lagos International Poetry Festival, Say It Out, Lagos Talks Town Hall Meetings, Nigeria National Chess Championship, Quramo Festival of Words, Global Poetry Meet organized by Poets of Bangalore, India, and more.

He is the recipient of the LASU Debate Society Impact Maker Award for Storytelling and Outstanding Impact, and also the 2023 recipient of the Port Harcourt Poetry Festival Poetry/Spoken Word Poetry Album of the Year.

Abu Ibrahim
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