Poetry

The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – A Review by Amelia Brown

“…there is a sense of joy and playfulness to the whole production” When Teacher tells a young Baba Segi that…

I am Woman

I am velvet and steel I am longing and desire made real I am passion passion burning bright Inspiration setting ablaze…

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

So did you die? Funmi Iyanda’s “In Conversation with My Mother” started with these words. From that moment, I was…

There was a time

There was a time  When for the sake of your smile the ocean would not have withstood me When I…

Greg Hicks is theatrical excellence, Femi Elufowoju, Jr masterful in Arcola Theatre’s Richard III

Despite being a confirmed culture vulture, I was a bit concerned about how my ADHD would hold up for Richard…

Maami – a traditional Yoruba poem

Maami, this day shall pass away To usher in a boundless joy The energy invested in the hurdles of life…

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

SOUTHBANK CENTRE’S AFRICA UTOPIA RETURNS WITH A PROGRAMME OF PERFORMANCE, ART, FASHION AND TALKS Africa Utopia returns to Southbank Centre…

ALBINO – traditional African poetry

Cluttering face in the hot rays Inviting even the engaged eyes The white god amidst the Blacks The cult among…

Sisi Mi – traditional Yoruba poetry

Sisi mi You need not the charms of Abija wara bi ekun Nor the Ifa consultation of the Elebuibons You…

A tribute to my grandfather

Baba Right in your warm embrace I wrecked mama's heavy meal I gulped from your palm wine tank In readiness…