Writer and Performer
Edinburgh TV Festival Debut TV Writer Winner
BFI Network and BAFTA Crew Mentee
Yolanda Mercy is an Award Winning British Nigerian Writer and Performer for Screen, Stage and Audio; who works nationally and internationally. She has worked on projects in 8 countries and across 3 continents, which has gained her international recognition for her work.
Named Artist to Watch by the British Council, part of the BFI x BAFTA mentoring scheme under the guidance of Anne Mensah and a winner of the prestigious channel 4 Playwright award, Yolanda is carving out a career across a variety of mediums. Her writing has featured in Huffington Post and she is a published author with Bloomsbury Books for her award winning play Quarter Life Crisis.
Her ★★★★★ productions have been described as "relatable, funny and very honest". Comedy, music and audience participation are the key ingredients that make up her unforgettable live shows.
Yolanda's bubbly personality has resulted in her being booked for interviews on platforms and programs such as BAFTA x BFI careers advice panels, BBC Radio 4 Loose Ends and Today Tix.
In addition to her creative work Yolanda is passionate about shaping the legacy of the creative industries, and has been invited onto advisory panels and boards.
"a new kind of triple threat performer: superb as a poet, playwright and actor"