Born and raised in London, Ovyuki is a poet, spoken word artist, host, photographer, and producer. She is known for her unique approach to poetry, including her spoken word, blending the flavours of the 90’s era influence of spoken word and hip hop bringing forth a futuristic sound to her audience.
Ovyuki has performed & read her poetry at various events in London including, the Indigo 02, American Express, Nuyorican Poets Café in New York, and several locations in The Midlands including Coventry University. Ovyuki’s works are recognised internationally having collaborated with artists in Japan, South Africa, and the USA. A love for hip hop has landed her opportunities to work with rappers from cities such as London, Philadelphia, New York, and Los Angeles. She has also been recognised for her unique tone of voice, which has led to voiceover work.
The Royal Society of Literature has featured Ovyuki’s poetry in the #WriteAcrossLondon project. Showcasing the creativity of Londoners and celebrating the power of poetry to bring us together in times of isolation.
Ovyuki is the Founder of Hidden Literature, a platform for poets and spoken word artists. Every month she hosts MY WORD! a night of poetry & music at Grow, Hackney. Hidden Literature also hosts other events and facilitates poetry & spoken word workshops. For more information about Hidden Literature including their events and how to submit your poetry to the blog or poetry playlist, visit hiddenliterature.com or follow Hidden Literature on social media.
Ovyuki’s debut single ‘Call on the Healers’ addresses life during the outbreak of Covid-19, exploring the effects of the global pandemic and quarantine. She combined the release of her debut single with a visual presentation of a Covid-19 lockdown street photography series, which captures life on the streets of London, UK during the peak of the lockdown restrictions. Ovyuki captured this photography series during the time when individuals or members of the same household were only allowed to leave the house for one form of exercise per day, for example, a walk or run, for a maximum of one hour, and essential shopping only.