On the back of recent performances in Paris and Cape Town, the renowned Nigerian Spokenword artiste/Poetographer REZthaPoet has just released a new Spokenword material which is themed on identity and the celebration of heritage.
REZ’s poetry is distinctly Nigerian in topical exploration and in expression; yet, infused with elements of the traditional Yoruba ewi (poetry) that is very popular in West Africa, the South Americas (Brazil, Argentina etc.), the Caribbean Islands as well as everywhere else across the globe with roughly 65 million Yoruba speakers spread across. The Yoruba infusion to the English delivery is further spiced with doses of Pidgin in its delivery.
This distinct brand of Spokenword/Poetry is what REZ has consistently shared with diverse audiences across Nigeria and internationally, on platforms where he has been privileged to share his art with the best around the world in Spokenword, Poetry and Literature in general.
Having been on the road travelling a lot in the last 3 years, “I AM” is a spokenword expression that seeks to reinforce and encourage pride in one’s heritage and culture inspired by REZ’s experiences on the road. It also seeks to Introduce (or re-introduce) REZ in a different light to known audiences as well as to entirely new audiences.
“I AM” is off the EXPOSIT (Deluxe Edition) Album which is due for release in the coming weeks.
Having released the EXPOSIT EP in November 2015 (you can listen here sound cloud or download here www.rezthapoet.com), the EXPOSIT LP (Deluxe Edition) is a full body of artistic expression which lovers of the arts, poetry and even music will enjoy.
As we prepare for the release of the full album in the next couple of weeks, enjoy this beautifully rendered Poetry and Spokenword piece along with the accompanying visuals (Lyric Video)
DOWNLOAD: REZthaPoet - I Am (Prod. Stormatique) (3.3 MiB, 330 hits)