From when Titilope first stepped to the microphone at a local open mic, to gracing stages from Lagos to Cape Town, New York to California, Edmonton to Toronto and places in between, her goal has been to remind people that the ties that bind us transcend all of the borders we have created. She will tell you that no poem is brand new. In the telling and re-telling we are reminded that someone has walked this path before. Titilope is a Nigerian born spoken word poet and winner of the 2011 Canadian Authors' Association Emerging Writer Award for her first collection of poems, Down To Earth. In 2013 Titilope released her first spoken word album Mother Tongue and her second collection of poetry, Abscess in 2014. Her poetry has been translated into Spanish and Italian. She has featured on stages across Canada and internationally, and was invited alongside world renowned poets Sonia Sanchez, Jayne Cortez, Yusef Komunyakaa, to perform at the Achebe Colloquium on Africa at Brown University. Her poetry also led her to a meeting with the late poet, writer and activist, Dr Maya Angelou. She has facilitated numerous creative writing and performance workshops in Canada, Nigeria and South Africa. She is the creator of Rouge Poetry and a founding member of the Breath In Poetry Collective, home of the 2011 Canadian Festival of Spoken Word (CFSW) championship winning Edmonton Slam Team. Titilope was the winner of the 2013 Rise (Recognizing Immigrant Success in Edmonton) Award for achievement in the arts and the NBCC (National Black Coalition of Canada) Fil Fraser Award for Outstanding achievement in the arts. She was a speaker at TedxEdmonton 2014. Titilope adds acting to her accomplishments playing "Eki" in the NdaniTV hit television and web series Gidi Up, which airs across Africa.

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