With a sold out and very successful 1st outing, the 3-part performance series, will now hold its 2nd show this month – on the 16th precisely. This time, on the mainland, at the Centre for Contemporary Art in Yaba. Open, as Titilope describes it, is a meditation on surrender through poetry and music. It is a journey of truth-telling as a pathway to healing and gratitude as a vehicle for joy.
Of this second outing, Sonuga says “…A little more heart, a little more intimate… If you missed out on tickets for the sold out July 25th show, I would love to see you at the Centre for Contemporary Art in Yaba on July 16th”.
If feedback from the 1st show is anything to go by, then it’s a no-brainer to hurry and get your tickets right now.
DATE: Sunday, July 16 2017VENUE: Centre for Contemporary Art, 9 Mc-Ewan Street, Sabo, Yaba, Lagos
TIME: [Doors open] 6pm [Show starts] 7pm prompt
TICKETS: N5,000 [You can purchase yours here]
About Titilope Sonuga
Titilope is an award winning poet, writer and performer who has graced stages across Nigeria and internationally. She was the winner of the 2011 Canadian Authors’ Association Emerging Writer Award for her first collection of poems, Down To Earth. Her spoken word album Mother Tongue was released in 2013 followed by a second collection of poetry, Abscess, in 2014. She performed alongside renowned poets Sonia Sanchez, Jayne Cortez, Yusef Komunyakaa and others, at the first spoken word showcase of the Achebe Colloquium on Africa at Brown University. Her poetry also afforded her a meeting with the late poet and activist, Maya Angelou. She was a speaker at Tedx Edmonton in 2014 and the 2015 – 2016 ambassador for Intel’s She Will Connect Program across Nigeria. Titilope was the first poet to appear at a Nigerian presidential inauguration ceremony, performing at the May 2015 inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari. She adds acting to her accomplishments playing “Eki” in the NdaniTV hit television series Gidi Up, which airs across Africa.