Yomi Sode balances the fine line between Nigerian and British cultures, which can be humorous, loving, self-reflective, and, at times, uncomfortable. Over the past nine years, Yomi has had work commissioned by The Mayor’s Office, BBC World Service/BBC Africa, Channel 4, various charities, and recently presented a poem at the UN Humanitarian Summit. In 2014, he won a place on Nimble Fish’s RE: Play programme to develop his one-man show COAT. The scratch of COAT has since been programmed in festivals held by Southbank and Roundhouse to sold-out audiences. In September 2016, Yomi traveled to New York as part of the British Council’s Shakespeare Lives initiative to read his work at the New York Public Library. As part of this initiative, he also facilitated workshops in schools as well as reading in various poetry organisations. In 2017, a selection of Yomi’s poems will be published alongside nine other poets in The Complete Works anthology, a national development programme for advanced Black and Asian writers in the UK.