Mohamed Ibrahim Warsame 'Hadrawi' is a prominent Somali poet and songwriter. Hadraawi is considered by many to be the greatest living Somali poet. Born in northern Somalia in 1943. Some have compared Hadraawi to Shakespeare and his works have been translated internationally. During the years of General Mohamed Siyad Barre's dictatorship that ended in 1991, he was locked-up in solitary confinement for five years.