Poetry is an art!
You’re probably wondering ‘why poetry?’ Well, there are many art forms that usually go unrecognized and acknowledged on so many levels. Poetry is one of such. Many hear the word but have no true understanding of what it is and what it entails.
Poetry in itself is a written or verbal expression of thoughts, emotions, feelings and sometimes abstract things by an author. It is the art of rhythmical composition, written or spoken, for exciting pleasure by beautiful, imaginative, or elevated thoughts.(www.dictionary.com)
Titilope Sonuga is a poet who was raised in Nigeria and Canada. She has returned to become one of the fresh emerging voices in the Nigerian spoken word (and poetic) space. In April 2015, she became the first inaugural poet at the swearing in ceremony of the incoming President Buhari.
This week on Heart of the Matter, Pst. Wale Adefarasin chats with Titilope Sonuga on what it means to be a Poet, passionately expressing your thoughts, emotions and more.
Join this lady of words as she takes us on her remarkable journey to becoming a Poet.
Watch the Heart of the Matter showing this Sunday 17th July, 2016 at 11am on EbonyLife TV for more exciting tidbits on poetry as an art and a profession.
Heart of the Matter is a people focused, transformation-oriented discussion programme aimed at providing access to knowledge and experiences that build our viewers into leaders who will drive positive change in their individual lives, families, communities and industries. It airs every Sunday by 11am on EbonyLife Tv DSTV channel 165.
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