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ICAI Artist of the Month: Perpetual Awele Nwaefido


Each month, the Immigrant Council for Arts Innovation’s (ICAI) spotlights a new Canadian who is making a name for themselves in Alberta’s arts and culture community. ICAI helps these artists by connecting them to arts facilitators and professionals in the province.

Perpetual Awele Nwaefido (a.k.a. “Perpie”) is an award-winning, Nigerian-born composer and saxophonist who now calls Calgary home. In acknowledgement of her accomplishments thus far, Perpie has been chosen as ICAI’s Artist of the Month for June. She recently joined CKUA’s Lisa Wilton on Traffic Jams to discuss her musical career thus far, and her love of the saxophone.