Sonuga, others perform Becoming at MUSON Centre today
Titilope Sonuga lived her young adult life in Canada and trained and worked as an architect. But all the while, a certain resilient passion sought release. It is poetry and its performance to achieve sublime beauty. Now back in Nigeria, she has found her niche.
So today, at Agip Recital Hall, MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos, she will lead a band of four other young women like her to thrill audience with poetry and music in a show titled Becoming that puts womanhood at the centre of things. Time is 7pm
According to Sonuga, “I decided to experiment with presenting spoken word and poetry in new ways. My work in recent times focuses on the experiences of women and I was interested in working with incredible performers like Ruby Gyang, Omolara, Falana and Deborah Ohiri and see what magic we could create together. It also felt like a great way to celebrate a rewarding year in my poetry career”.
Sonuga and the quartet will explore issues associated with women and men, but particularly from the woman’s angle. As she put it, “The show will explore several themes like love and heartache, joy and grief, friendship, chasing after one’s dreams. It’s an attempt to explore those themes and articulate what it means to push through them all and come out on the other end”.