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Femi the Drifish

Femi the Drifish is a British born Nigerian Native, Baltimore City resident, lyricist, song writer, & spoken word poetry’s answer to Fela Kuti, Old Dirty Bastard & Freddie Mercury with influences that range from Cage the Elephant to The Roots to Queen to Redman to Flobots to De La Soul. In front of audiences he is passionate, animated & ferocious on the microphone, backed The Out of Water eXperience band that goes beyond rocking stages, more like avalanche places with their musical performing talents. Pulling from various genres for the most energetic meaningful display of showmanship they dub themselves, Soul-Lyrical-HipHop-Funk-Rock.

The Dri Fish has been a professional performance artist for over twelve years, honing his audacious lyrical skills and intense stage presence at venues across the country, ranging from private parties and nightclubs to college campuses. The Dri Fish’s journey as a performer/poet has included serving as one the lead lyricists for the hip hop-meets-spoken word duo THE 5th L. As part of THE 5th L, he has performed on BET’s Lyric Cafe’ and shared stages with artists such as Musiq Soulchild, Saul Williams, Fertile Ground, Ursula Rucker, Raheem DeVaughn, Bill Cosby, and KRS One. Femi The DriFish & The Out of Water eXperience was also 98 Rocks (97.9fm Baltimore) band of the month for the month of July 2012.

The Dri Fish is also actively involved in using his talents to serve his community – he participates in programs designed to introduce creative writing to students, and facilitates a violence intervention program at The University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center (VIP).

Femi The DriFish currently tours with his band, The Out Of Water experience, a progressive Hip-Hop-Alternative Rock band with a poetic twist and a touch of funk. The DriFish’s animated style matched by the band’s over the top energetic musical talents capture crowds at their live shows. With two albums out, “The Clown With No Circus” & “Mad As A Hatter” (both can be located & downloaded on itunes), 3 music video and lots of footage available on youtube, this is the band brings artistry, entertainment and the best of times to any stage at any time.

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THE 5th L & The Violence Prevention Program is inviting any of you with youth groups of any kind to take part of our P.H.A.T Program which takes place at the University Of Maryland Hospital, for more detail please click on this link; or email


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