Storyteller. Poet. Advocate.Orator. Entrepreneur 

...Healing the world and amplifying voices through poetry.


Where it all Began...

Maryam Bukar Hassan, known as Alhanislam is an indigene of Borno state, a citizen of Nigeria. A daughter of Africa, born on the 25th of December 1996 in Kaduna State, is a renowned poet and an exponent of the spoken word, gender advocate, wellness enthusiast, soccer lover and the new voice of young emerging Africans; she has a Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology (BSc.) from the Radford university college Accra Ghana. Maryam is an inspiring leader, a social media influencer, and a brand advocate. Through her platforms, she provides visibility for brands and promotes their essence to the hundreds of thousands of her followers - the demography of the followers is spread across Nigeria - particularly young women from Northern Nigeria who are challenging the status quo and seeking better representation.

A Poet

Maryam is a renowned poet and a performance spoken word artiste, with a unique style that blends the power of words with the raw energy of performance. Alhanislam has captivated audiences across the globe. Her work is characterized by its emotional depth, rhythmic prowess, and unwavering commitment to social justice.
AlhanIslam's words are a beacon of hope and inspiration to many, providing a powerful voice for marginalized communities and illuminating the issues that matter most. With a growing fanbase and numerous accolades to her name, AlhanIslam is a true exponent of the spoken word and a leading light in the world of poetry.

Words That Move Mountains

What people are saying about Alhan Islam


Alhanislam Lends Her Talents to Promote Peace

Across identities and differences… over countries and continents… it is not hard to choose peace.” These lines are from a new poem created to mark the 75th anniversary of UN peacekeeping operations.

Maryam feels equally inspired by the strength of the people in Borno state which has been an epicenter of violent extremism and terrorism in Nigeria and across the Sahel region over more than a decade.  
Armed conflict, incited by groups like the Boko Haram and the Islamic State West Africa Province, has led to the displacement of an estimated 2 million people today, many of them women and children, who are still unable to return home because of unpredictable attacks against civilians.   
Borno is widely reported to be an area affected by conflict, violence and insurgency,” says Maryam. “What is also true is that there is so much more to us than this singular narrative.


Poetry Album

Maryam's spoken word Album 'Layers' is a 13-track tribute to the Northern Nigerian girl child, a timely poetic exposé on the societal stereotypes they face, while also exploring themes of healing and nationhood.


We aim to build the capacity of poets for digital advocacy, storytelling, and fostering collaborations, thereby strengthening the African voice.


Campaign Co-ordinator for in Nigeria is a global platform that empowers people to create positive change in their communities and around the world. Founded in 2007, the organization has grown to become the world's largest online petition platform, with over 400 million users in 196 countries.'s mission is to provide a platform for individuals and organizations to start campaigns that raise awareness of critical issues and create meaningful social and political change. The platform has been used to successfully campaign for a wide range of issues, from racial justice and environmental protection to animal welfare and the rights of marginalized demographics. With a user-friendly interface and a commitment to transparency, is an essential tool for anyone looking to make their voice heard and create a more just and equitable world.

A Poem For Peace 

Maryam Bukar Hassan, hailing from Nigeria's culturally rich and diverse Borno State, has emerged as a powerful voice for peace and unity. Her poignant and evocative poem, titled "Peace begins with me," serves as a testament to her commitment to promoting peace on both the local and global stages. Collaborating with Congolese Peacekeeper Pacifique Akilimali, this dynamic duo has crafted a work of art that carries a profound message of hope and reconciliation, released in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of UN Peacekeeping.



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Alhanislam at COP28 in the UAE 

At the Reaching the Last Mile Forum @rlmglobalhealth at @cop28uaeofficial , under the patronage of HRH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan (@mohamedbinzayed President of the UAE), my message was quite clear ; 50 countries have been able to get rid of NTD's (neglected tropical diseases) but we still have 50 more to go.And the only way to get there is : "To declare continuity and commitment as allies and while we deliberate on building the things that will outlive us, let us not neglect the things that will help us live. Most importantly this is the last mile but not the end, and so "Let the last mile become the first step towards a future, uncertain but full of promise". Right there is where promises must bring unity amongst us, to the act and deliver! 




With a reputation for delivering electrifying performances, Alhanislam has been invited to perform at events and festivals all around the world, including the prestigious Global Citizen Festival. Her tours have taken her to cities and countries far and wide, where she has captivated audiences with her unique and unforgettable style. Alhan's live shows are an invitation to engage with the world in new and meaningful ways, as she brings words to life with passion, humour, and an unwavering commitment to social justice. Whether you're a long-time fan or a newcomer to the world of spoken word, seeing Alhanislam perform live is an experience you would not soon forget. 

Voices Unveiled

Empowering Africa Through Poetry and Advocacy