Tolu Agbelusi is a London based, Nigerian writer, poet, workshop facilitator and performer with a commanding voice who does not shy away from discussing difficult issues.
Born in Nigeria, she moved to the UK at the age of 14 and has since lived and worked in several countries around the world. Navigating displacement and home are things she considers kin. It should come as no surprise then, that the Home Is... project is Tolu's brainchild. She says it is as much a personal exploration as it is a necessity, in the sense that she is keen to tell stories that don't always get highlighted in the mainstream and excited about a production that largely showcases the stories and talents of individuals from minority ethnic backgrounds in the UK context.
Said to be a gentle but powerful poet who brings raw emotion that cuts deep, Tolu has graced stages all over the UK and been commissioned widely, including by the IWM, for their Peter Kennard exhibit and by Pathways, for their Stories of Rebirth project, as part of which her poem was exhibited at the Geffrye Museum of Home. Find out more.