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Last updated: October 5, 2023

Asuquomo is a Canadian Musician with Nigerian roots, Mo developed his Cadenced approach to lyrics in the southeast corners of Nigeria - PortHarcourt, where Afrobeats was a major influence. He won the 2020 Ottawa Arts Council & RBC Emerging Artist Award after releasing OT Riddim mixtape, and then hitting the Top 20 Ep releases in Canada by Exclaim! with his official debut Ep DIOBU. Along the way, he was featured on American blogs, the likes of American Songwriter, Pitchfork, HotNewHipHop, Headlight Spirits, Pan African Magazine, etc

Asuquomo spent the first half of 2022 releasing two singles, one music video, and introducing a new Alter Ego “Ini Mini Mo” as the title for an upcoming Ep.

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Hip hop culture takes centre stage

Our eleven-day festival celebrates the power of words in the convergence of hip hop and theatre, featuring battle rap, spoken word, staged readings, panels, concerts and virtual events. January 31 to February 10.