Iquo is a Writer, Performance poet and Actress who renders her words to the accompaniment of folklore, typically embellished with instruments such as drums, flute and /or strings. She was born in January 1980, in Uyo, Nigeria, and was raised in Lagos.
She studied human resource management in the Lagos State University. Over the years Iquo has worked as a journalist, administrator and scriptwriter.
Her maiden collection of poems; Symphony of Becoming was published in 2013 and made the long-list of the 2013 NLNG prize for Literature.
She believes strongly in a continuous struggle for the betterment of her generation and nation, thus her work explores pain, social consciousness, passion, womanhood and indeed the trials of the griots of this age.
Iquo has performances at events and festivals such as Lagos Book and Arts Festival, Ake Arts and Book Festival, Macmillan Literary Night, The Lagos Black Heritage Festival , PLAY Poetry Festival , Word Slam, The Lagos Poetry Festival, Poetry Potter etc. This year Iquo Eke will be speaking at the Lagos comic Con and sharing her knowledge on writing stories.