It has been over a year since i started working on my sophomore poetry album and i have to admit, it hasn’t been easy but more importantly i am happy with the results so far. The album will be titled “In memory of forgetting” as when i started recording a lot of the poems, […]
Finally my poem ‘The Banquet’ gets a visual treatment thanks to my brother and friend director/music producer Niyi XYZ Faleyimu. I asked if he could help me out with some kind of montage and i quite enjoyed what he came up with. I hope you do too.
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 […]
It’s no secret that we come from a seemingly conservative society but it is also quite secretive. I have been thinking a lot about how Nigerian women deal with pain, shame, grief, depression and everything else that we speak about in hush tones. For some reason the poem ‘The Darkness’ was born out of […]
Titilope Sonuga just concluded her poetry show at the Muson centre to thundering applause. In this episode of Words and Inspirations, the Intel she will connect ambassador shares with us the title piece ‘Becoming’ which has got many young women on social media quoting stanza’s and chiming along every time she performs.
Something i have found interesting is how people connect and engage with art. I have always loved how we can peel off the layers to find the motivations to many beautiful works of art. This is why i started recording the series Words and Inspirations. I have finally gotten round to recording a new […]
When it comes to poetry envy, after Warsanshire, it has to be Titilope Sonuga. Her words are so vivid you feel like you can taste them. Titi’s latest offering are a compendium on her thoughts on the terrorist bombings that have been going on in Nigeria and of course the case of the two […]
So i finally recorded a few more videos for the ‘Words and Inspirations’ series. It is five videos in total so please subscribe to my channel and feel free to share. It is www.youtube.com/misswanawana Not for sale is an ode to love. I wanted to do something that wasn’t typically dark and torturous. I […]
So we celebrated International women’s day over the weekend, sure you can only imagine all the activities that happened. A couple of weeks ago though, i decided to record a few of my poems in the form of a series of web videos titled Words and Inspirations. I just wanted to give some context […]
So here is one of the poems off my spoken word audio project ‘Dirty Laundry‘. The poem is called Not for sale. I tell everyone that i am super ’emosh’ so the poem happens to be an ode to someone i fell in love with and with whom i shared remarkable experiences. By the way […]