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Wana Udobang

Poetry, Video, Videos

Poem | Dear Father

  I recently collaborated with my friend Dolapo Phillips who happens to be a wonderful dancer and performer. Beyond the fact that Dolly’s body can be likened to sculpture in itself, she was such a gem to work with. I love dance because it speaks volumes often times without saying anything at all and that […]

BLOG

BBC World Service Documentary | Lonely In Lagos

  In december last year, i worked on a radio documentary titled Lonely In Lagos for the BBC World Service produced by Just Productions in the UK. I got to work with producer Jo Wheeler on this project who i had worked with almost ten years ago as an intern at a production company called […]

Poetry, Video, Videos

Poem | 20

  It has been just over a month since the release of my sophomore poetry album ‘In memory of forgetting’ and i have to say the reviews and feedback have been deeply overwhelming. Often times when you are creating work you aren’t so conscious of how it will be received until you finally throw it […]

BLOG, Poetry

In memory of forgetting album listening

My sophomore album ‘In Memory Of Forgetting’ is finally here. Just a week ago, i decided to share it with a few friends and supporters of my work thanks to Rele gallery who provided me with their beautiful space. It didn’t quite know what to expect or how the event would turn out but i […]

Interviews, Video, Videos

Culture Diaries Meets Ade Laoye

  I never hesitate to say that i have been a fan of Ade Laoye’s work both on stage and screen for quite a long time so it was a no brainer to have her kick of the second season of my Youtube interview series Culture Diaries. Beyond the fact that there is something innately […]

Interviews, Video, Videos

Warriors

As today marks World Sickle Cell awareness day, i have released the first in a series of four video interviews  titled Warriors. Warriors is a an in-depth look at what it is like for people living with sickle cell disease. I am hoping that with some injection of resources, i can evolve the series to […]

Poetry

Open Letter by WanaWana Featuring Titilope

  It has been over a year since i started working on my sophomore poetry album and i have to admit, it hasn’t been easy but more importantly i am happy with the results so far. The album will be titled “In memory of forgetting” as when i started recording a lot of the poems, […]

Video, Videos

Nylon| A short documentary on Grief, Memory and Loss

  I always knew i had a sister who died a year before i was born and my mother regularly talked about her but i suppose i never knew the intricacies around the accident that took her life. My family is sort of like that. There are many things we don’t discuss. We laugh about […]

Video, Videos

Room 313 | Ewere’s Story

I know this series has been quite inconsistent but unfortunately it is one of the things that happenes when the work is self funded. It’s dependence on goodwill also means you have to work around other peoples free time but all in all I’m learning to go with progress over perfection. This episode features my […]

Writing

My Feminism | Remembering to Scream | By Wana Udobang

  I don’t remember the first time my father hit my mother. But I often remember my brother’s hands muzzling my mouth shut whilst my screaming the words ‘leave my mummy alone’ would ease its way through the spaces between his fingers. Like that Saturday morning when my sister’s friend and I were doing jumping […]