This week of Words and Inspirations we feature the poet TJ Dema from Botswana and Obii Ifejika from Nigeria. The first time i heard TJ Dema was on the collective project Sonic Slam Chorus that also featured Zimbabwean poet DicksonSlam. Her seering poem ‘Dear Africa’ had left me hooked ever since. As you can […]
Titilope Sonuga just concluded her poetry show at the Muson centre to thundering applause. In this episode of Words and Inspirations, the Intel she will connect ambassador shares with us the title piece ‘Becoming’ which has got many young women on social media quoting stanza’s and chiming along every time she performs.
Something i have found interesting is how people connect and engage with art. I have always loved how we can peel off the layers to find the motivations to many beautiful works of art. This is why i started recording the series Words and Inspirations. I have finally gotten round to recording a new […]
Here is a new short film commissioned by Access bank’s Accelerate TV. It’s online channel. It was written by myself and directed by my frequent collaborator Imoh Umoren. It was the first time i got to write to a brief so was a new challenge for me which i thoroughly enjoyed. I hope you […]
Moby’s story was actually the first that i had written in the series. The actor Anee Icha plays the role of Moby and i have to say that it was such a collaborative effort. I met Anee whilst interviewing her during the promotional rounds of a television series titled ‘Before 30’. I don’t know […]
I am a bit of a restless spirit so I am constantly seeking newer and hopefully more compelling ways to tell stories. Don’t ask me if it works every time but i suppose that remains to be decided. So here comes another moment filled with excitement, trepidation and fright. For sometime now, I have been […]
If you missed it on televison here are a few episodes of Airtel Touching Lives for you to catch up on.
Imagine you have a bright future ahead of you and one catastrophic situation takes that away from you but despite it all, you never give up. The tenacity, courage and strength of some of the people i got to interview is nothing short of moving. Here is Episode three and four of Airtel Touching Lives […]
As Africans and certainly as Nigerians, we are very community centric which is a beautiful thing. Looking ofter our siblings and relatives is a very huge part of out cultural values. I am definitely a testimony to the good will family and strangers alike but i also understand that if not handled properly, people […]
So i have no qualms admitting that i am an emotional cry baby. Well i tell myself crying is cathartic but i must admit the people i met on this show broke me to pieces. It’s so easy to become desensitised, jaded and ultimately numb living in this society and every now and again […]