For the third year running, the Efe Paul Azino-inspired Lagos International Poetry Festival became the rendezvous for poets from around the world to strut their poetic stuff. And so from the U.K, the U.S., South Africa, Ghana, Egypt to Nigeria, they all converged on a feast that promised to build ‘Bridges from Walls,’ as theme. Which is apt in a world largely going apart at the seams and in dire need of the healing balm only the effective wielding of words can make happen.
Poetry workshops and discussions were held all through the duration of the festival with some of the finest poets leading the way. The festival did not end, without yet another feast of performances from Sophia Walker, Wana Udobang, Dami Ajayi, Ruth Sutoye, Yomi Sode, Titi Sonuga, Theresa Lola, Romeo Oriogun, REZThapoet, Katie Bon, Aduke Gomez, and Ndukwe Onuoha. Festival Director, Azino, brought the evening to a rousing end.
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