Writer and performance poet, Iquo DianaAbasi is set to present her poetry album, Beyond the Staccato, to the world.
The album is Iquo’s debut audio poetry project and explores national issues, girl child subjugation, environmental despoliation and love. In this album, the poet bemoans many negative situations yet shows that beyond the staccato of herder crisis, EndSARS, insurgency, and more, Nigerians as a people are shaken but not broken.
In this offering, we see the poet as victim and survivor. Through tough questions and unmistakable anecdotes, the album dares the listener to introspect, empathise and take steps towards better choices.
Fans have already enjoyed a teaser in the form of three varied and equally engaging singles from this album shared on online streaming platforms. The full album promises a lush mix of evocative singing, contemplative, gripping melodies and sonorous folklore – all used as perfect vehicle for unforgettable poetry.
Iquo DianaAbasi is the author of Symphony of Becoming, her first poetry collection which was shortlisted for The Nigeria Prize for Literature, the Association of Nigerian Authors’ Poetry Prize and Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature. She is also the author of the widely acclaimed fiction collection Efo Riro and Other Stories.
The album Beyond the Staccato will be launched on April 23, 2022 at Didi Museum, Lagos. Following which it will be available in physical and online stores.