Taiwo is an amazing author, poet, model, dancer; y’all, she does ALL.THE.THINGS! In 2016, Taiwo chose to leave Nigeria and move to the United States to follow her dreams.
She has written a book of poetry and pose, Surulere Lagos, which encapsulates the essence of the vibrant, heaving city in which she grew up. Listen as we discuss her multi-faceted talents and how she uses them all to express herself.
Poem: Find Your Way Back by Sophia Lenore
Month after month God’s original people depart from the Motherland towards the Western world with hopes for a better life.
Yet do they find their way back?
Or wrestle with internal strife?
To exit the cradle of life means you will die a slow cultural death.
But Beyonce said her Daddy used to tell her “Look up at the stars” it’s been a long time but remember who you are.
So we just gotta find our way back.
It’s a big, big world so don’t stray too far – just find your way back.
Alkebulan’s find your way back.
Find your way back…
Telling Your Story Through Different Art Forms Summary
In this episode we chat about:
- Why it was important for her to write her story from her personal and deep experiences living through historic moments in Nigeria.
- Taiwo’s favorite artistic influences that spark her creativity.
- Why she was raised to “taste the world” since birth.