A rising star of Spoken Word Poetry
Peace Akintade is a very talented and youthful person who is highly involved in her community. Peace is originally from Nigeria and lived in Kuwait for three years before her arrival in Canada in April 2012. Upon her arrival, Peace became a participant in the programs and activities we organize for youth. Some of the programs Peace has participated in over the years are Spoken Word Poetry, Marathon Racing, Art, Hip Hop classes and Digital Storytelling. In December 2015 she took part in the “Moving Stories YXE Bus Tour: An Interactive Intercultural Art Exhibit” organized by the City of Saskatoon. Peace has always been an artistic person. She enjoys singing and playing instruments and performs with the Persephone Theatre Young Company.
Through her involvement in the community, Peace has gained many new experiences. She obtained a certificate of completion for our Spoken Word program, which introduced her to this form of self-expression. Since then, she has performed her poetic work at several different events, including the four-day Women in Leadership celebration organized by the University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union this past January. More recently, she performed during our first Global Youth Showcase as part of our 10th annual Youth Summit.
Last year, Peace was nominated for a Top 25 Canadian Immigrants Award from the Royal Bank of Canada. On 2 March 2017, the Broadway Theatre screened a short film featuring Peace and addressing the topic of her first name as it relates to cultural identity. This screening was part of our event Across Generations, Across Cultures: Digital Storytelling.