LIPTON AND LITERATURE PARTY

 

October 7,  2018 will always hold fun memories for me.  It was a big honor to be recognized among Nigeria’s bold creatives currently shaping the creative space in Nigeria. Lipton Nigeria teamed up with the African Artists’s foundation with further support from The Yellow of Lagos to produce a truly special evening  filled with delicacies of literature and exciting cocktails from Lipton Nigeria.

The Lipton tea party featured the works of 9 writers, 1 photographer, and 1 rhythm and poetry (RAP) artist. – ( I am sure some of us reading just discovered RAP also meant rhythm and poetry; I was excited when I first found out too).

 

It was a great opportunity for me to showcase my poetry to a fresh audience. I exhibited pictures from love diary , I also teased the release of Only just a boy – Official release date to be revealed soon.

It was also the first exhibition for my Poetry merchandise and it was a smashing success if I do say so myself.

I got to network with a plethora of creatives at the event, both the artists showcasing their works and those who came for the event.

Pelumi presenting M.I with a merchandise T shirt at the Lipton tea party

I also got to present M.I with a Poetry by Pelumi merchandise. The poem excerpt at the back of the tee reads

Pursue your passions,

while living;

And you will

never die.

 

The party was all shades of fun. There was a scavenger hunt sponsored by The Yellow of Lagos which I also  entered for :). We were served different types of tea cocktails all night courtesy of Lipton Nigeria. Who knew tea could actually taste this great.

Books by the exhibited  writers were also distributed to people present at the party for free.  I also got people to download Love diary by Kolade Pelumi for free. ( by the way , the free circulation of Love diary by Kolade Pelumi ends in December, 2018). Grab your copy here now in case you haven’t.

My favorite part of the evening will be one most people missed because it started at later that evening – The M.I black-room session.  We had different spoken word artists come up to deliver their pieces and it was all fireworks. I heard words used in new ways and it was really exciting. I also delivered one of my poetry pieces; though I am not a spoken word artist, I did pretty well.  Who knows, maybe I would do spoken word in the near future.

A very BIG shout out to all my friends who made time to come through – You are all MVP’s God bless you all.

Special shout out to Lipton Nigeria, The African artists’ foundation and The yellow of Lagos for a brilliant event.

Hopefully we get more of this in the future.

See more pictures from the event below

A display of lipton cups at the Lipton tea party
A display of lipton cups at the Lipton tea party
Kolade Pelumi and friends at the Lipton tea party
Kolade Pelumi and friends at the Lipton tea party
Kolade Pelumi with friends at the Lipton tea party
Kolade Pelumi with friends at the Lipton tea party
M.I 's black room sessions at the Lipton tea party
M.I ‘s black room sessions at the Lipton tea party
Kolade Pelumi's writing on a lipton T shirt
Kolade Pelumi’s writing on a lipton T shirt
Pelumi and friends at the Lipton tea party
Pelumi and friends at the Lipton tea party
Koromone performing at the Lipton tea party
Koromone performing at the Lipton tea party
Panel discussion at the Lipton tea party
Panel discussion at the Lipton tea party
William moore performing at the Lipton tea party
William moore performing at the Lipton tea party

Credits : Virtually all the pictures in this post were captured by Benson Ibeabuchi , On Instagram : @BensonIbeabuchi.