KONGI’S NIGHT OF POETRY: On the evening of the day (July 13) Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka turned 80, a stellar cast of young spoken word poets/ artistes from Nigeria (and from the US and Jamaica) took the stage in Abeokuta to voice their thoughts, feelings and emotions to an appreciative audience. These are some of the performers who stole our hearts–and those of many in the audience.Subjects included a broad spectrum of human emotions: #faith #religion #chibok #sex #corruption #love #justice

#racism #prostitution#God #determination.

Needless to say that we had enough lyrical imagery to last us a lifetime. “This has been a great night, an electrifying night,” says Professor Niyi Osundare (Uni. of New Orleans), who is a leading figure in poetry circles globally. By Pelu Awofeso

Edaoto Agbeniyi performing in Abeokuta for WS80
Edaoto Agbeniyi performing in Abeokuta for WS80
Efe Paul Azino performing in Abeokuta for WS80
Efe Paul Azino performing in Abeokuta for WS80
Jumoke Verissimo performing in Abeokuta for WS80
Jumoke Verissimo performing in Abeokuta for WS80
AJ Dagga Tolla performing in Abeokuta for WS80
AJ Dagga Tolla performing in Abeokuta for WS80
Akeem Lasisi performing in Abeokuta for WS80
Akeem Lasisi performing in Abeokuta for WS80
Titilope Sonuga performing in Abeokuta for WS80
Titilope Sonuga performing in Abeokuta for WS80
Dolapo performing in Abeokuta for WS80
Dolapo performing in Abeokuta for WS80
Iquo DianaAbasi Eke performing in Abeokuta for WS80
Iquo DianaAbasi Eke performing in Abeokuta for WS80
Jamaican born Mutabaruka performing in Abeokuta for WS80
Jamaican born Mutabaruka performing in Abeokuta for WS80
A performer in Abeokuta for WS80
A performer in Abeokuta for WS80

 

 

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