Femi Lawal better known onstage as Femi the Drifish is a writer, poet, licorice flavored lyricist, sometimes emcee and HipHop Alternative Rock band front man with the best smile in the business. The British born Nigerian, using Baltimore MD as his base of operation and is well traveled throughout the United States. Femi is one half of the dynamic spoken word duo, THE 5th L, the front man for the band called The Out of Water eXperience, as well as a touring solo artists in his own right.
He has performed around the country, been on BET's Lyric Cafe', shared stages with artists such as; Musiq Soulchild, Saul Williams, Fertile Ground, Ursula Rucker, Raheem DeVaughn, Bill Cosby, and KRS One. He has done series of college tours as a performance poet, performing in over 50 colleges and universities throughout the United States. THE 5th L also have recorded three spoken word albums; Circle-Circle Dot-Dot, The Water Margin and RESET, all of which can be found on itunes.
The Dri Fish is actively involved in using his talents to serve his community – he participates in programs designed to introduce creative writing to students in high schools and middle schools throughout the state of MD through a program called Young Audiences. Femi also facilitates a Promoting Healthy Alternatives for Teens Violence Intervention Program at The University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center (VIP).
The DriFish’s animated persona matched by his writings that range in content, style and crosses between sarcasm and prolific at the same time. The Out of Water eXperience also has three albums out, The Clown With No Circus, Mad As A Hatter, & the live band album called, OWX LIVE (all can be located & downloaded on itunes or physical copies can be purchased at shows). With 4 music video and lots of LIVE performance footage available on youtube, this is the witty wordsmith that brings a show with artistry, entertainment, along with the best of times to any stage at any time keeping the integrity profoundly strong.
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