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We are feeling so inspired by Titilope Sonuga. She truly brings the classy back to poetry.

On the 6th of November, she headlined a night of poetry and music hosted at Muson Center’s Agip recital hall. Titled “Becoming,” the show featured a series of poetry stringed together by musical performances.

Bellanaija reports that “it was a night that elicited laughter, tears, and deep reflection as the story unfolded and closed to a standing ovation.

Sonuga, who is the Intel She Will Connect Ambassador for Nigeria, is known for her spellbinding poetry performances. But with such an event, Sonuga truly breaks from the mold. She bridges the gap between poetry and entertainment in a way that is quite remarkable. Suddenly, poetry is this thing that people can gather around and truly enjoy.

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Ainehi Edoro is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she teaches African literature. She received her doctorate at Duke University. She is the founder and editor of Brittle Paper and series editor of Ohio University Press’s Modern African Writer’s imprint.

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