Ifeoluwa

Hope Works - Saturday Night - Saturday Night

Yewande Adeniran a.k.a. Ifeoluwa is a multi-faceted artist, lecturer, writer, DJ, NTS radio host and head of record label ipaadi. As a DJ, they are known for their R&B club cuts, post-trance edits and is regularly found dipping into post punk, UK techno, grime, and their signature cheesy pop bangers!

The Manchester-based DJ can regularly be heard on the airwaves, particularly via their monthly residency on NTS, pioneering their favourite sounds, with everything from bubblegum internet music to emo grime, pushing their love for internet subcultures to a worldwide audience.

Ifeoluwa has made a name for herself pairing her refreshingly broad musical affection with her political fight. Her sets are punctuated with a very clear message that "no, this isn't just about playing music", its about what the power of music can do to bring change.

Ifeoluwa is also the founder of INTERVENTION, a UK based DJ workshop aiming to break down the barriers womxn, non-binary, queer people and people of colour face in music.

As an academic, they have written and lectured on Race, Gender, Sexuality, with research spanning across queer theory, postcolonial theory, visual arts and internet subcultures. Their work with Intervention, as a lecturer and activist led to a place on Bristol’s first BME Power List and further awards as recognition for their work as a DJ and activist.

Ultimately, Ifeoluwa's craft revolves around expressing themselves through activism as well as music and art - leading to them exhibiting a photographic installation on Bristol's People of Colour and performing at the 2018 and 2019 editions of No Bounds festival, as well as, being a resident for Hope Works.

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