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Titilope Sonuga’s Spoken Word Poetry is Nothing Short of Beautiful! Watch Her TedX Talk Video



Her voice is like a soothing balm over an open wound. Her words are as refreshing as a tall glass of water to a parched tongue. She is Titilope Sonuga – trained engineer and natural poet.

With her role in Season II of NdaniTV‘s  series Gidi Up, Titilope came into the spotlight and we’ve been intrigued by her amazing talent.  She released her first album of poems ‘Mother Tongue’ on iTunes  in 2013.

We found her TedX Edmonton talk and we’re not surprised at the passion behind her words.

Check on it!


  1. dubai mum

    December 17, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    Oh my Titilope! You are indeed gifted. Yes I agree with you ‘even nowhere is a place’. Reminds me of a saying I came across years ago from the inaugural speech of a Unilag Professor- even nothing is something. Brilliant work Titi. This is inspiring

  2. *gbemi*

    December 17, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    Beautiful….God help me find my calling

  3. Thank You Titilope

    December 17, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    Thanks Titilope. This feels so good to hear. I’m dealing with a heartbreak that feels like it’s the end of the world, it does feel like being nowhere.
    Thank you and may you continue to reach the lives of many with your gift.

  4. Florence

    December 17, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    Awww Love her. Love the poetry. Very well done.

  5. onye

    December 17, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    Titilope going places. I am so proud of you and Kemi. Well done!!

  6. Lara

    December 17, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    “Even tho my dreams are just a spec of dust in the whole galaxy of dreamers, something in the universe believes that I am worthy” Wow, I was blown away

  7. Femi Leye

    December 17, 2014 at 4:33 pm


  8. Nonny

    December 17, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    Wow… Beauty And brain …well done girl

  9. MJ

    December 17, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    See my wife!! 🙂 Love Titilope. Saw her in Gidiup and stalked her, even talked like her for a while. 😀

  10. dami

    December 17, 2014 at 5:19 pm


  11. Que

    December 17, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    This was lovely…
    Please who has seen chigurl’s tedx euston appearance…goodness me….she was at the best I have seen her! Lovely piece…. welldone to everyone carrying a light, remember that a candle’s flame never burned out because it lit other candles….. #lighton #goodluck!

  12. Ajicarl

    December 17, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    Words gracefully spoken from the heart. And she spoke yoruba too… fantastic!

  13. ednutey

    December 17, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    An empty heart sure can feel like an empty belly. God Bless ur fountain of knowledge Titi .May ur words never go to waste

  14. wendypalm

    December 17, 2014 at 6:00 pm


  15. ayo

    December 17, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    In love with her poems-Beautiful words!!!

  16. jennietobbie

    December 17, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    Titi, thank you for this and “Becoming” You have no idea

  17. Ife

    December 17, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    This is beautiful, and refreshing. And I am not even a huge fan of poetry. Beautiful….It is great to see celebrities who aren’t just about designer stuff and instagram drama. Someone with a brilliant mind. Refreshing.

  18. Karonwi

    December 17, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    Beautiful!!! She captured my attention all through…loved the yoruba proverb bit too (with the accent) hehe

  19. Authentic Sunshine

    December 17, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    Soulful …………

  20. beautifulonyinye

    December 17, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    Wow!Amazing.I was completely blown away.Keep it up Titilope.

  21. bees

    December 17, 2014 at 11:42 pm

    I needed this. Pass a girl some tissue mbok.

    • tai

      December 20, 2014 at 12:14 am

      what is mbok biko?

  22. Paypay

    December 18, 2014 at 8:56 am

    You do not need eyes for what the heart can see. Beautiful Expressions. I love Soundminds, I love Titilope, she is deep.

  23. King

    December 18, 2014 at 11:33 am

    I knew this girl was talented right from Gidi up. And her voice is soothing……I looooove you girl. God bless you for this darling!

  24. iamwhoiam

    December 18, 2014 at 11:38 am

    listening to her voice, smiling at the realisation of her words and reconciling with all the unspoken hurt in my heart………….
    you my dear, is truly blessed.

  25. Koffie

    December 19, 2014 at 2:30 am

    Eki! I fell in love with her since I saw the episode of Gidi Up in which she gave a speech at the launch of her gallery or whatever it was. Lol, even though I knew she was acting out her script but that speech was very intelligent and watching her here, she has not disappointed me in real life. She’s beautiful in a not-in-your-face way, it’s refreshing.

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