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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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Art Forum Africa In Conversation with the collectors

  A few weeks ago, we held our second edition of Art Forum Africa in collaboration with the ArtXLagos fair to a thrilling and engaging audience. Art Forum Africa is a discourse initiative founded by myself and art blogger Bukola Oye of The Sole Adventurer blog aimed at creating opportunities for conversations around the visual […]

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Cutting My Mother Some Slack

When I was a child the image of my mother barging through our front door pulling up her dress, pulling down her girdle and exhaling as she let our a big sigh has never quite left me. The tight elastic from the girdle would leave her yellow skin red and embossed with lines and patterns. […]

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Teaching myself to step back

  You know one of those friends who never mind their business. Before you know it every conversation turns into a career counselling session and if there is any extra time in view, it is likely to morph into an intervention. Yes those types of friends. Those really annoying kinds that sometimes you would rather […]

Poetry

The banquet; Poetry for your listening pleasure

  THE BANQUET By Wana Udobang Never discard the bones. Boil them till the marrow slips and melts on your tongue. Nothing about you is useless Soften your heart. You need to be tender enough to soak up the flavours, temper enough to mop up the juice. You mustn’t be hard to swallow Revel in […]

Poetry, Projects, Video, Videos

Culture Diaries Meets Poet Titilope Sonuga

  In the second episode of Culture Diaries, i chat with fellow poet Titilope Sonuga. I have often referred to her poetry as very visceral and picturesque. In recent times, she if fast becoming every girls favourite poet  exploring themes that traverse everyday human emotions and that all so interesting transition from girlhood to womanhood. […]