The event took place from October 27–29, 2022, and was dubbed “Babel… a new language.”
Other poets from all over the world participated in the festival, including Aremo Gemini from Nigeria, Jolyn Philips from South Africa, Renaud Dossavi from Togo, Loveth Liberty from Nigeria, Mbali Malimela from South Africa, Dike Chukwumerije from Nigeria, and Emma Ofosuah.
The festival’s 28th October 2022 session was hosted by renowned Ghanaian poet Nana Asaase at the British Council in Lagos, Nigeria.
Nana wowed audience members with insightful poems while being known for his sharp wit and unrestricted grasp of language.
The iconic Ghanaian highlife song Yaa Amponsah gave life to Nana Asaase’s whole body of work by interspersing his delivery with it. Proud of his background, Nana Asaase did more than just convey braided words.
Poets, authors, artists, and thinkers from all over the world congregate in Lagos for the week-long Lagos International Poetry Festival for discussions, readings, performances, workshops, and exploration.
It was started in 2015 by poet Efe Paul Azino and has grown to become a yearly highlight for art and culture on the continent.
— Ghana Weekend (@GhanaWeekend) October 31, 2022