My first encounter with the South African poet Natalia Molebatsi was sometime in 2012 at the Jozi house of poetry when i attended a workshop in Johannesburg, South Africa. We have spent time together every year ever since. At the Yari Yari Ntoaso women’s conference in Ghana, then Ake festival in Abeokuta and this year the Lagos International Poetry Festival. Her poetry is always piercing and soothing with a certain melodic tinge to it. Here is a rendition of her poem ‘The everyday song‘ on my video series Words and Inspirations. It was a pleasure recording her session and i hope you enjoy it as much as i did.