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 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 just over a month since the release of my sophomore poetry album ‘In memory of forgetting’ and i have to say the reviews and feedback have been deeply overwhelming. Often times when you are creating work you aren’t so conscious of how it will be received until you finally throw it […]
My sophomore album ‘In Memory Of Forgetting’ is finally here. Just a week ago, i decided to share it with a few friends and supporters of my work thanks to Rele gallery who provided me with their beautiful space. It didn’t quite know what to expect or how the event would turn out but i […]
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 […]