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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

AMARACHI – traditional African poetry

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Let us bring out the ekwe, The ogene and the sounding udu. Let us drum up the new found affection Let us do inyanga for the umu nna Amarachi, let's rejoice from one obi to another and receive the...

THE HALF GOD OF RAINFALL by Inua Ellams: A London Theatre Date for your...

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Kiln Theatre, Fuel & B.R.T present THE HALF GOD OF RAINFALL by Inua Ellams Cast: Rakie Ayola  & Kwami Odoom Dates: From 25th April to 17th May Venue: Kiln Theatre, 269 Kilburn High Rd, Kilburn,  London NW6 7JR Tickets: £10 – £32.50 SPECIAL OFFER All...

APEKE – Traditional African Poetry

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Tell Apeke I am the famous cocoa merchant Tell her my fame spread across the clan Tell Apeke I am the igbakeji Oba The balogun that brought glory to the village. Tell her if she wants the post...

Oya Chronicles: In Conversation with My Mother by Funmi Iyanda – Abimbola Onimole

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So did you die? Funmi Iyanda’s “In Conversation with My Mother” started with these words. From that moment, I was transfixed. I entered a world serene, anguished and intimate; beautifully so actually. Funmi Iyanda’s dialogue...

ADUNNI – A Love Poem To A Yoruba Maiden

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Adunni, let me be lost in your heart For I listen not to the hunter's trumpet. Adunni, let me go astray in your thoughts For I give unto you all that I bear. Let us make a journey...

Which way, Nigeria?

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I was born into the light of day with a breath of life so precious they pinched me to scream. The scars still here not as deep as what I have been brought into; a world that disrespects me a...

Sir Nice Guy

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Hey there, pretty lady! Wow you look smashing in that dress Tell me, you beautiful creature, you! Are you in any form of distress? Are you in pain or peril or in a lot of both? Do you feel your...

African African Why Wait?: A Poem On Self Love

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African, African why wait? For the media to acknowledge your beauty, your substance, the richness of your culture, the uniqueness of your paradigm, the poetry that is your language? Why wait for another to declare that...

There was a time

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There was a time  When for the sake of your smile the ocean would not have withstood me When I would have run a gauntlet just to be by your side When my thoughts were centered only around you...

London’s Southbank Centre’s AFRICA UTOPIA returns for 5th year

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SOUTHBANK CENTRE’S AFRICA UTOPIA RETURNS WITH A PROGRAMME OF PERFORMANCE, ART, FASHION AND TALKS Africa Utopia returns to Southbank Centre for its fifth year, from 15-16 July 2017, with a line up of some of the...