Titilope Sonuga bags Edmonton's Ninth Poet Laureate Title.
Spoken word performer and playwright Titilope Sonuga is billed to be Edmonton's ninth poet laureate from July 1, 2021.
A civil engineer and mother, Titilope, celebrated across the globe for her spoken words prowess, is also an actor and author of three poetry collections. Her poetry workshops have inspired a lot of artists across the world.
Nigerian-Canadian Titilope earned a spot at the 2015 Presidential inaugural ceremony, a first in the country's inaugurations.
According to Edmonton Journal, she scripted global advertising campaigns for the World Health Organization, Google and the Bill and Melinda Gates Corporation.
The poet laureate's work is supported jointly by the Edmonton Arts Council, the City of Edmonton and the Edmonton Public Library and will include several public performances.