Ify Iwobi is a pianist and composer who studied Music Performance at Brunel University London. She is an accomplished classical & contemporary pianist performing across Swansea, Wales, London, Ohio, Texas and Nigeria.
She is listed as a Welsh A-List Artist by BBC Radio Wales, and she was recently featured on Welsh Connections Radio Show where she talked about her new release ‘Bossin’ It,’ and her debut album titled Illuminate.
Ify Iwobi composes film music as well as scores for soundtracks and her own acoustic works. She has composed 33 original pieces, film music and led a group of young musicians to perform and produce music for a musical called the Carnival of Animals.
She was recently interviewed by the London based Premier Radio station on their 6pm drive time special – a one-hour programme about her compositions and music.
She has performed Internationally at Cincinnati, Ohio; in Nigeria on Wazobia Max TV live, for wedding and special events and has performed at a number of charity events.
Ify leads and directs the Ify Iwobi & Co band. They specialise in covers as well as Ify’s original works. They perform calypso, Jazz, easy listening and funk and her own original works such as “Flying High, One with Nature, Walk Beside Me to name a few”.
The band has performed in venues such as Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff, Wales Millennium Centre, National Waterfront Museum, National Museums of Wales Cardiff and for a variety of charity fundraisers such as Barnados, Stepping Stones Charities, and the Prof Joseph Ogbonna Education Foundation.
She and her band also performed as the sole band covering all aspects of the Hon First Ministers Carwyn Jones AM St David Awards shortlisting event at Wales Millennium Centre 2018, and also performed at the St David Awards Final Ceremony at the Senedd in March 2018.
Ify and her band are celebrated as the first black musician and first black-led band to perform for the St David Award in Wales.
Her Support For Charity Organisations Through Music And Fundraising
These are some of her good works with charity organisations
>> Performed at the Prof Joseph Ogbonna Education Foundation to help educate disadvantaged children in rural villages in Eastern Nigeria
>> Performed for a Stepping Stones Charity fundraiser in Swansea raised funds for Autistic Kids
>> Raised funds for Barnados Cymru
>> Supported 8 Refugee families by delivering free of charge piano level one teaching which led to the group going on to pick up a new musical skill and she is now at the cusp of starting a displaced and disadvantaged communities piano class group
>> She fundraises for the African Community Centre in Swansea
>> She has performed voluntarily for over 120 church-related community events to promote community cohesion
>> She has performed voluntarily for the annual international law students event organised by the Swansea Law Department – Swansea University to promote and encourage foreign students to study in Swansea
>> She performed to raise funds for the Gift of Grace Charity which runs a school for 200 orphaned children in the Edo state region in Nigeria
>> She has performed free of charge to promote a community spirit in the Uplands Market fair
>> She has performed for Onani Foundation Sight2020, a Welsh-based charity supporting blind and partially sighted children in Malawi amongst others.
Her Awards And Recognitions
Ify’s awards include;
>> Swansea Bay Young Achievers Award (Performing Arts – Musician of the Year) 2017
>> Award for Best Volunteer at Swansea YMCA 2016
>> Black History Young Musician of the Year 2016;
>> Women’s Achievement Award 2017
>> Best Musician of the Year 2009 – St Joseph’s Primary School
>> EMWWAA 2017 – All Wales Ethnic Minority Welsh Women’s Achievement Award for Art and Music 2019
Get In Touch
To listen to her singles and EPs: Ify Iwobi On Apple Music