Femi the DriFish

Art Form(s)
Spoken Word, Theatre
Artist Credentials
MSAC Teaching Artist Roster
Teaching Artist Institute Graduate
About this Artist

Pronouns: he/him

Femi Lawal or Femi the DriFish has been a professional spoken word artist and slam poet for more than 10 years. Best known as one half of the spoken word/Hip Hop-influenced duo, THE 5th L, Femi uses his artistry to encourage his listeners to discover their own unique voices and identities in his writings, performances, and teachings. The Drifish also partners with the University of Maryland’s Violence Prevention Program, using his words to address matters such as violence and bullying in our communities.

Artist Statement

Femi the DriFish enjoys the ability to construct speech creatively with a performance, in such a manner that it strikes the emotions of those watching and listening in various ways.