FELISPEAKS is a Nigerian-Irish Poet, Performer, Playwright from Co. Longford;
currently based in Dublin City. FELISPEAKS has been nominated ‘Best Performer’ by
Dublin Fringe Festival Sep. 2018. As well as being a Member of the Poetry Ireland Board
of Directors appointed June 2020, Felicia is a member of the Poetry Collective,
WeAreGriot. FELISPEAKS’ poem: ‘For Our Mothers’ is in the English Ordinary Level
Leaving Cert Curriculum for examination year 2023. Also in 2020, FELISPEAKS was
commissioned a new piece for RTÉ’s The Big Picture on the theme of ‘the New Normal’ –
this poem, entitled Still captured the minds of the nation and has been performed to
audiences all over the country.
In 2021, FELISPEAKS continued to climb, with a Visual Carlow Residency and
Arts Council Bursary supporting her work. She wrote and performed Do You Miss It?,
commissioned by Guinness for their national advertising campaign, ‘The Best of the Pub’.
She also wrote More Than Ever for Tullamore Dew X District Magazine advertising
collaboration, performed by Adam Mohammed. FELISPEAKS has also recently performed
at ‘Dignity, A Celebration of Bob Dylan at 80’ at the US Ambassador’s Residence, and was
nominated for JCI Ireland’s Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the Year in the category of
FELISPEAKS ended 2021 as an Irish Tatler Woman of the Year with
a win in the Catalyst Category – which recognises a woman who has affected change in
Irish society in a pivotal way! FELISPEAKS performed her commissioned poetry at CONCERN’s 50th
Anniversary in Dublin Castle in September 2018. It included speakers such as UN
Deputy Secretary-General, Amina J. Mohammed, President of Ireland Michael D.
Higgins, President Bill Clinton and Former President of Ireland Mary Robinson. Felicia
has also been honored with an award by the (APNI) African Professional Network of
Ireland for her unique contribution to the art scene in Dublin City, December 2017.
FELISPEAKS is currently enjoying creating poetry and performance pieces that always
promise to introduce her audience to the journey of emotion in every story. Honored to
share her thought processes about life’s experiences and her passions on stage;
FELISPEAKS hopes to inspire thought, excitement and perspective.
FELISPEAKS has graced some prestigious stages such as National Concert
Hall, Dublin Castle, opening for THISISPOPBABY’S RIOT show and Kate Tempest on
the Vicar St stage as well as for Saul Williams on the Sugar Club stage, Olympia
Theatre in response to Repeal the 8th, Theatre Stage at Electric Picnic, Smock Alley
Theatre in 2018 and 2019. Felispeaks has also participated in festivals such as Mother
Tongues Festival (Talkatives, February 2020 Tallaght ), Women and Children First in
Ghent, Belgium March 2020, St. Patrick’s Festival 2018, 2019, 2020; First Fortnight
Festival, Dublin 2018, 2020; Dublin Fringe Festival 2018, 2019; Wexford Literary
Festival 2019, Cuirt International Galway Festival 2019, Electric Picnic 2018,
O’Bheal Winter Warmer Festival Cork 2018, and Waterford Writers Weekend 2020.