Ifueko Ogbomo "Lady InspiroLogos"
The woman with inspired words
"She writes things, and says things... call her!" That was the simple but powerful recommendation given about Ifueko Ogbomo, during an emergency meeting of the Presidential Flood Relief Fundraising Committee in 2012, who was at the time searching for a performer that could inspire an intimidating audience of dignitaries to donate towards a worthy cause. The call was made, and five short days later, the resulting original live performance was so moving, that 12.5 billion Naira was raised towards flood relief. Ifueko, popularly known as Lady InspiroLogos, received commendation from Goodluck E. Jonathan, Nigeria's President at the time. She went on to become a two-time guest performer at the annual World Economic Forum on Africa, three-time guest poet at the annual Nigerian Economic Summit, and continues to inspire audiences around the world with her unique art.
Poet. Storyteller. Singer/Song-writer. Speaker. Author. Actor.
Lady I. is blessed with many talents, but driven by only one mission: to inspire, with words.
A passionate activist, she is former Sickle Cell Ambassador, Federal Ministry of Health Nigeria, and author of Yellow Eyes Gone White! her inspiring memoir. An agented author with Credo Communications, Ifueko's upcoming fiction debut is a historical romance/biblical fiction novel titled Prisoners of Fate.
Born and bred in Kaduna, Nigeria, to a fashion-designer mother and a military father Ifueko's intellectual prowess was evident from a young age, as she won a steady stream of academic prizes. Nonetheless, her gift of the gab was overlooked, until age 14, when she brought an entire congregation to its feet, with a flawless delivery of an incredibly lengthy recitation, from memory. But it remained unexplored, until adulthood, when she became an 'over-night sensation' making national headlines as 'Miss Inspiration' and 'Poet Laureate' for having that signature spell-binding effect that resulted in her winning the Abuja Literary Society's poetry slam championship by a landslide; the fact that she had was the only female competitor, and had never previously participated in any poetry slams whatsoever, only made the victory more news-worthy.
With regards to her academic background, Ifueko was still a teenager when she won Texas Lutheran University's Pacesetter Award for Academic Excellence, and journeyed alone, cross-continentally, determined to pursue her childhood dream of higher education in the United States. Her dream became reality in 2003, when she graduated summa cum laude from TLU with a B.A. Hons. in Music, and a minor in Computer Science.
Little did she know then, that she would return to her alma matter over a decade later, as Inaugural Speaker of the Cullinane Social Entrepreneurship Series (2016) to win the hearts of the students, who voted her as their favorite speaker.
In recognition of her artistic achievements, Miss Ogbomo was categorized as an 'alien of extraordinary ability' by the United States Citizen & Immigration Services in 2017, and subsequently awarded permanent residency.
A fan of international travel, she has visited four continents, and currently divides her time between California, USA and Lagos, Nigeria. When she isn't sequestered away writing or showcasing her creativity on a stage, Ifueko enjoys quiet days at home, gluten-free meals, christian romance novels, worship music, and movies with happy endings!