This installation is an immersive experience interconnecting personal narratives, histories, experiences, and imaginaries as a form of catharsis for the poet and the viewer. Featuring poems screen printed on canvas hanging from laundry lines, the installation will also include tailored public facing performances that explores issues around womanhood, sexual and gender violence, feminine agency, healing and reimagination.
The hanging poems tell many personal stories for the viewer to experience whilst walking through the space, a physical representation of the metaphor “hanging your dirty laundry in public”.
I recently got to work with Abiola Sobo of Suss productions to put together new visuals for my poem “The Revolution”. This poem came to me at a time when I was deeply in need of affirmation
I recently collaborated with my friend Dolapo Phillips who happens to be a wonderful dancer and performer. Beyond the fact that Dolly’s body can be likened to sculpture in itself, she was such a gem to work with. I love dance because it speaks volumes often times without saying anything at all and that […]
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.
I am regularly trolling the internet for inspiration and more so right now as i am working on my new poetry album. My current poetry obsession is Vanessa Kisuule. I don’t know whether it is the way she is able to weave her words with emotions seamlessly yet delivering them with a certain kind […]
THE BANQUET By Wana Udobang Never discard the bones. Boil them till the marrow slips and melts on your tongue. Nothing about you is useless Soften your heart. You need to be tender enough to soak up the flavours, temper enough to mop up the juice. You mustn’t be hard to swallow Revel in […]
Inua Ellams happens to be one of the most hardworking poets i know. If he isn’t working on a play or poetry or globetrotting in search of inspiration, then he is trying to figure out how to get Othello and Sango to a dinner table spitting verses at each other. He is that kind […]
Call for literary submissions Ideas for Lagos is pleased to welcome submissions for our Blog’s literary column, Stranger than Fiction. Entries can be of any genre (fiction or non-fiction), but the City of Lagos must be an active or passive theme. Submissions are welcome at any time throughout the year. Please find a list of […]
In the second episode of Culture Diaries, i chat with fellow poet Titilope Sonuga. I have often referred to her poetry as very visceral and picturesque. In recent times, she if fast becoming every girls favourite poet exploring themes that traverse everyday human emotions and that all so interesting transition from girlhood to womanhood. […]