Writer and performance poet, Iquo DianaAbasi, will present her debut poetry album, ‘Beyond the Staccato’ on Saturday, April 23, at Didi Museum, Lagos.
The album, available in physical and online stores after the presentation, explores national issues, girl child subjugation, environmental despoliation and love.
In the album, the author of the poetry collection ‘Symphony of Becoming’ bemoans the prevalent negative situations yet shows that beyond the herder crisis, EndSARS, insurgency, and more, Nigerians as a people are shaken but not broken.
In this offering, we see the poet as a victim and survivor. Through tough questions and unmistakable anecdotes, the album dares the listener to introspect, empathise and take steps towards better choices.
Fans have already enjoyed a teaser in the form of three varied and equally engaging singles from the album on online streaming platforms. The full album promises a lush mix of evocative singing, contemplative, gripping melodies and sonorous folklore – all used as a perfect vehicle for unforgettable poetry.
Apart from poetry, Abasi also writes fiction. She is the acclaimed ‘Efo Riro and Other Stories’ author.