REZTHAPOET, spokenword poet, and Mixed Media Artiste will engage an audience in single performance of poetry and mixed media at the Exposition Experience event. The Exposition Experience event, an Alliance Francais Spoken-Word art and culture project, is set for Saturday, December 16, 2017 at the Miliki Lounge, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The event inspired by the REZthaPoet’s spokenword, Exposit and the consistent ‘close-of-the-year’ tradition of the curator and spokenword artist. This year it will engage and entertain using a singular performance of spokenword, music and visual arts to create an impressionable probing on the themes of culture and identity.
The connection between these artists is that they had separately created a body of work on the theme of culture and identity from different perspectives, employing creative techniques, deviating from norms and exploring contending narratives on cosmopolitan stereotypes until they meet late last year. Both artistes had tested their versatility and experimental flair at the Renaissance Hotel with great audiences like DJ Jimmy Jatt, Elajoe, Illblis participating in the performance at the Renaissance Hotel in September 2017. They will be exploring this discovery of connections between the art forms on Saturday at the Miliki Lounge at Victoria Island.
REZthaPoet is a Poet, Poetographer, Spoken word artist and troubadour, he is also Adebola Afolabi, a business consultant.
RezthaPoet has graced several stages over the last 11 years in Nigeria and across Africa. He is involved in different cultural and artistic shifts using the spoken word poetry to engage and entertain a growing and displaced middle class. His work, Exposit (2015) embodies a beautiful hybrid of language, folklore and transatlantic artistic developments.
He is the co-host of the fortnightly Revolving Art Incubator event “outSPOKEN!” He is also one of the Common Ground duo (alongside soul singer, Isaac Geralds) who held two successful “Music meets Poetry” concert in December 2016 and May 2017 in Lagos. He performed at the Central Library Poetry Project, the Grounding Sessions, and partnered with Cape Town’s Lingua Franca Spokenword Movement to hold the Exposit Spokenword Stage Show at the Magnet Theatre in South Africa in October 2016. RezthaPoet has been guest Poet/Performer at world poetry events like the Spokenword Paris (France), Etymotic Mondays (South Africa), Grill & Read book party (Lagos).
Sylvester Aguddah is a visual artist whose mixed media pieces have gained recognition in the arts and culture landscape in Nigeria in the diaspora. Sylvster has been a visual arts scene for 24years and has successfully exhibited in London, Turkey, Germany and other countries. He is the CEO of Sylverscreen Integrated Concepts Limited, an art management company.
Aguddah has worked in corporate life at the Fast Moving Consumer Goods, FCMG, sector, and the telecoms sector before making his art a full-time vocation. He is also
Interested in mentoring upcoming artists, cyclists, photographers and given support for projects that share his passion and aspirations.
– Dec 12, 2017 @ 17:15 GMT |