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