So if you’re watching Big Brother Naija 2018 ‘Season 3’ then obviously you must have watched that Heritage bank advert.
Well the advert is a spoken-word poetry piece by Titilope Sonuga.
Titilope Sonuga, also known as Titi Sonuga, is a Nigerian poet, civil engineer and actress who spends her time between Lagos and Edmonton, Canada.
You can read the poem full below;
I am gap tooth, black girl
back corner of class
Scribbling left handed poetry on blank paper –
Save the school’s curriculum for later.
I am overflowing tales by moonlight
That informal education
trickling off the tip of my grandmother’s tongue
You’ll find my mother’s tongue here
A fast and fluent Yoruba
Crisscrossed in English
Hidden messages in prose & proverbs
Call it YORUBANGLISH
I am the miracle of melody
Nestled deep in the groove of rich highlife rhythm
A child of the marriage of hip-hop & afro beats
You can hear our voices
Pulsing beneath the skin of a talking drum
Commanding hips to move without caution
I am the sky-high gele-bold and beautiful
We redefine fashion
Wear our stories around our neck from our ears
So we never forget the voice of our ancestors
This is who I am…
HERITAGE BANK… your Timeless Wealth Partner
We hope you’ve enjoyed the poem.
Credits: Titilope Sonuga
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