outSPOKEN VI: What NOT to Do in Public

Last Thursday, on the 1st of June, outSPOKEN VI rolled out and was massively LIT.  Together with Pietrina, we put on another show of outSPOKEN at the Revolving Art Incubator, discussing majorly on one of the issues prevalent in the Nigeria of today – ‘Public Misdemeanor’.

We found most of the issues are very “relate-able”. Some of us even experience them day-in-day-out, at almost every turn and corner. The common scenarios including;

Blasting speakers from church services/retreats or the prayer calls from mosques.

On the case of breastfeeding, is it right for a nursing mother to breast feed her young in public?

How about urinating in public places?

As some of our guests inferred, do you think these issues are as a result of the lack of exposure or it’s simply a case of tradition? “Would Lekki Women breastfeed their babies in public like a typical Oshodi Woman would.” “Would you even find a so-called Lekki big-boy stop by the road to take a lick?”

Some of these questions popped up at outSPOKEN VI. But we would like to know what you think. Share your thoughts in the comment area.

outSPOKEN is a fortnightly spoken word/poetry event and an initiative of the Revolving Art Incubator (RAI), dedicated to Poets, Spoken Word artists and lyricists. Borne out of the idea to have spoken word artists reflect on the ongoing state of affairs and all other topical issue as a poetic diary of contemporary times in Nigeria.

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