The Big brother Naija reality TV show has been on for a couple of weeks now and has gathered attention from viewers all over Africa.
One of the features of the show is the adverts being displayed during break, the Heritage bank advert however has appeared to be one of the most anticipated adverts during the show mainly because of it’s poetic reprentation of black pride and the affluence with which it was recited by Titilope Sonuga.
Here are the contents of the poem titled “I AM”
I am gap tooth, black girl back corner of class Scribbling left handed poetry on blank paper – Save the school’s curriculum for later. I am overflowing tales by moonlight That informal education trickling off the tip of my grandmother’s tongue You’ll find my mother’s tongue here A fast & fluent Yoruba Crisscrossed in English Hidden messages in prose & proverbs Call it YORUBANGLISH
I am the miracle of melody Nestled deep in the groove of rich highlife rhythm A child of the marriage of hip-hop & afro beats You can hear our voices Pulsing beneath the skin of a talking drum Commanding hips to move without caution I am the sky-high gele-bold and beautiful We redefine fashion Wear our stories around our neck from our ears So we never forget the voice of our ancestors
This HERITAGE This heartbeat This is who I am…
HERITAGE BANK… your Timeless Wealth Partner
Click here to watch the video recitation by Titilope Sonuga for the Heritage bank advert.