Award-winning poet and art critic, Akeem Lasisi, has released another poetry album.
The celebrated poet, who is also a journalist with ‘The Punch,’ had earlier released a number of poetry albums and videos – including ‘Eleleture’ and ‘Udeme’, aka Constituency Projects. While ‘Eleleture’ is a pure romance, ‘Udeme’ is a biting political satire in the guise of a love poem and song.
‘Comforti’ is a celebration of African sounds in the forms of poetry, songs, beats and. He expresses the hope that it will justify the gap between it and ‘Udeme’. “Although I did not release any full album in the last three years, my poetry life has always been active.
Regularly, I have been producing singles, videos and audios.
For instance, it is during the periods that I produced videos like Asabi Alakara (off Wonderland/ Eleleture album) and the yet-tobe- released House of Memory for Prince Yemisi Shyllon,” he said. According to him, the audios and videos of ‘Onarebu’, ‘Jantolo’ and ‘Mo ri e Lookan’, which are part of Comforti, were also produced in the last three years.
“These are a part of performances in different parts of the country.
But very important is the fact that Kabir Alabi and I also worked on what I regard as a major multi-genre book titled ‘Phenomenal Lagos’, which celebrates 50 iconic monuments in Lagos, State, as part of its 50th anniversary as celebrated by the state government and other stakeholders between 2018 and 2017.
“‘Phenomenal Lagos is about photographs, stories and poems centering on the monuments,” Lasisi further stated. He disclosed that audio work on Phenomenal Lagos is also being concluded.
“This is evident in the fact that two of the tracks of ‘Phenomenal Lagos’ are included in ‘Comforti’. This is to give listeners a taste of the bumper Lagos poetry to come.
The tracks so brought forward are titled ‘BRT’ and ‘Three Wise Men’. So, you can see that I not releasing any major album since 2014 does not mean that one has been idle.”
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