In 2021, the New Narratives team put a call out for young artists from countries of Africa and the UK to submit project proposals that creatively interpret the New Narratives research as a way to disseminate the research and bridge the consumption gap amongst young people.

Soonest Nathaniel was one of the 12 selected artists commissioned to interpret the 158-page New Narratives report. With his grant, Soonest produced a book titled The Ghost of Dead Narratives. The book features poetries that dive into the essence of young Nigerians, that explores what it means to be Nigerian and analyses stereotypes as they affect young Nigerians.

Watch one of his spoken word pieces, which is also an excerpt from his book.