Welsh Ballroom Community

Ify Iwobi Live Band

Ify Iwobi is a Wales born & bred, Award Winning Welsh/Nigerian Contemporary Pianist, Songwriter, Composer and Producer.  She studied Music Performance at Brunel University in Uxbridge London.

Ify has performed around Wales as a solo artists abs with her ensemble of 10 musicians. She has also performed internationally in London, America, and Nigeria. Ify Iwobi is a BBC Radio Welsh A-List artist and has just broken a record as the first Black Welsh female artist of Nigerian heritage to have 7 consecutive singles to be A-Listed by BBC Radio Wales. Her new single History is teen sing on BBC Radio Wales A-List and has been added to the Welsh Mix by Bethan Elfyn, it has been played on BBC 2, BBC 6, in 5 stations in Antigua Motown Mondays

Ify has performed around Wales, UK and Internationally at:
UK Parliament /Westminster Palace
Wales Millennium Centre
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
National Museums of Wales
Pierhead Building Cardiff Bay
Senedd Parliament
Armed Forces Day Event with Late Patti Flynn BHWales Patron
The British Army Festival of Music 20
St Fagan’s Museum
Black History Wales events
Aberystwth Arts Centre
The HYST Swansea
The Moon Pub Cardiff
For S4C Heno Programme
For ITV Wales Television
For BBC Television
Swansea Brangwyn Hall
Wazobia Max TV Nigeria
London St Mary’s Church
BoomTown Festival
Chapter Arts
Cardiff University
Swansea University Law School
Bangor University Diversity Event
St David’s Hall Cardiff Wales

Ifys original piece Flying High was performed by the Royal Airforce Regimental Band/ Ensemble and released in December 2021

Ify has performed to fundraise for:
The NHS
Barnados Charity
African Community Centre Wales
Onani Eye Foundation
Gift of Grace Charity
Professor Ogbonna Uzo’s Education Foundation Nigeria

Ify composes her own original works:
Recent releases have included ‘Flying High,’ her album ‘Illuminate, EP ‘Bossin’ It,’ ‘Solo’ ft Luna Lie Lot and ‘We Won’t Forget’ ft Black History Wales Artists. Two of her‘Bossin’ It’ EP tracks ‘Love Rapsody’ (ft Anwar Siziba) and ‘Thinking About You’ (ft Jinmi Abduls) were A-Listed by BBC Radio Wales. ‘Solo’ ft Luna Lie Lot and the track Ambition have also been BBC Welsh A-Listed.  She composed an award winning tribute track for the NHS and COVID 19 victims of the pandemic in 2021 called We Won’t Forget. Ify has broken the record as the first Black Welsh artist to have 6 consecutive tracks A-Listed by BBC Radio Wales.

Comments from BBC Radio Wales presenters have included:
Wynne Evans: ‘Absolutely stunning!’ (Thinking About You: Ify Iwobi ft Jinmi Abduls) BBC Radio Wales

Eleri Sion: ‘Ify makes beautiful music!’ (Love Rapsody: Ify Iwobi ft Anwar Siziba) BBC Radio Wales

Jason Mohammed: ‘Absolutely love it!’ (Love Rapsody: Ify Iwobi ft Anwar Siziba) BBC Radio Wales.

Ify also collaborates with session musicians in performances to showcase her original pieces.

Her awards include:
2009: Musician of the Year St Joseph
2016: Black History Young Musician of the Year
2017: Swansea Bay Young Achiever Award (Performing Arts: Musician of the Year)
2019: All Wales Ethnic Minority Welsh Women’s Achievement Award For Arts And Music
2020: BBC Radio Wales Welsh A-List Artist – Thinking About You
2021: BBC Radio Wales Welsh A-List Artist for four single tracks: Solo, Ambition, Love Rapsody, RISE (5tracks have been A-Listed by BBC Radio Wales in 2020 – 2021)
2021: Bread and Roses Awards by Culture Matters Wales for best COVID 19 track. Supported by The Musicians Union.

Here is a small preview into Ify Iwobi Live Band for Lleswyl 2023
Ify Iwobi Live Band from Daring to Dream on Vimeo.

Get in touch with Ify:
T: @IfyIwobiMusic
IG: @IfyIwobiMusic