Adisa exploded onto the spoken word scene in the summer of 1993. His mango flavoured metaphors and larva-fuelled performances soon became legendary in the London performance poetry circuit.
An experienced writer and performance poet, he has performed widely in the UK, Austria, Belgium, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Atlanta USA in settings from art centres to festivals to pubs and community centres. Adisa was winner of the Apple & Snakes New Performance Poet Award in 1994 and was Poet Laureate for Hackney Borough in 2005.
Adisa has over 17 years’ experience facilitating workshops. He has offered rite of passage programmes with African-Caribbean young men at high risk of social exclusion in conjunction with New Initiatives and the Origin Project. He has acted as a power in the Voice Ambassador for the British Council.
Adisa’s poetry collection, Lip Hopping with the Fundi-Fu, was published by Caboodle Books in 2010. He has had work published in numerous collections including Moving Voices Black Performance Poetry (Hansib Publications) and Michael Rosen’s The Best Children’s Poetry: From Agard to Zephaniah.