An emblematic figure of the Francophone music scene, Yao, whose full name is Yaovi Hoyi (BSocSc ’09 and ’15), invites his listeners into a musical universe alive with poetry.
As a singer-songwriter and public speaker who loves slam, poetry, music, and entrepreneurship, Yao has performed on stages all around the world. He is a proud champion for Francophonie culture and for promoting the French language among young people.
To launch Mois de la Francophonie, we talked to this proud Franco-Ontarian and University of Ottawa alumnus.
To learn more about this talented artist whose passion for his mother tongue is contagious, click here!