Nigerian Poet Titilope Sonuga Releases Romantic New Single ‘Sanctuary’

Nigerian Poet Titilope Sonuga Releases Romantic New Single ‘Sanctuary’

Nigerian poet Titilope Sonuga recently unveiled her latest single, “Sanctuary”, a heartfelt tribute to the sisters and friends who have been integral to her life’s journey. Released on March 8, this soulful track is now available on Spotify, YouTube, and other platforms.

Sonuga, renowned as the first poet to perform at a Nigerian presidential inauguration in 2015, holds the esteemed title of the 9th Poet Laureate of the City of Edmonton. Her poetry collections, including This is How we Disappear, poignantly reflect on the abduction of the Chibok girls by Boko Haram.

Sanctuary marks Sonuga’s continued exploration of performance poetry, building upon her immersive spoken word pieces from her previous album, Swim. The song’s evocative lyrics are beautifully complemented by an enchanting music video, featuring Sonuga adorned in maroon and coral dresses, surrounded by the warm glow of candlelight.

In an Instagram announcement, Sonuga expressed her deep connection to the single:

“Sanctuary is here. The first single from the album, Sis. I am eternally grateful to the sisters who have held me through this wild journey called life. To the friends whose prayers, encouragement, and love I’ve reached for when I needed it most. I would not have survived any of this without you. This is for you, today and always.”

Take a moment to listen to Sonuga’s heartfelt single on Spotify, and stay tuned for further updates about the upcoming album!

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