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wana udobang

News, Projects

Writing A New Nigeria For BBC Radio4

  Sometime late last year, i presented a two part radio documentary for BBC Radio4 titled ‘Writing a new Nigeria’. I had a great time interviewing and speaking with lots of poets and writers. It’s so unfortunate when making programmes that you have to become very shrewd with killing your darling. This means that lots […]

Listings, News, Projects

Make A date With Art Forum Africa

  As most people know i am quite passionate about art in all its forms and facets. To be honest passion doesn’t quite encapsulate the strength of emotion i feel for the arts but i suppose passion will suffice for now. Bukola Oye of The Sole Adventurer blog and i have decided to come together […]

Listings

Ake Festival 2015 Presents Engaging The Fringe

    Closing up the festival season this year is Ake Arts and Books festival.For those new to the world of Ake, it is the most anticipated cultural event of the year with all lovers of books and arts gathered in Abeokuta every November. This year’s bill is brimming with excitement as it features some of our […]

Interviews

NNENNA OKORE ; ON IDEAS,SPACE AND POLITICAL ART

  By Wana Udobang and Winnie Awa For many years I have been fascinated by Nnenna Okore’s art works; massive yet delicate installation pieces, at times fluid and floaty and at other times static and imposing. Watching the metaphors she conjures from woven and strewn together pages of paper making somewhat epic wall pieces have […]

Video, Videos

New Short Film ‘Mama Na Boy’

  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 […]

BLOG, Writing

The Bondage Of Masculinity

  By Wana Udobang A year ago at a time best known by the gender activism community as sixteen days of activism, I choose to flip the script a little. Sixteen days is set out towards creating awareness on sexual and gender based violence. So rather than my typical radio programmes dedicated to battered women, […]

Listings

Lagos International Poetry Festival

Festival season has kicked off with the inaugural Lagos Poetry Festival. Set in a city whose pulsating rhythm has been fodder for countless poems, the Lagos International Poetry Festival, scheduled for the 28th of October – November 1st 2015, will be the first international poetry festival in West Africa, a region with rich contributions to the […]

Projects, Video, Videos

Room 313 Episode Two Moby’s Story

  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 […]

News

#SheWillConnect Twitter Chat

  Before my radio career kicked off, i was so obsessed with telling and sharing peoples stories through audio that i took a large chunk of my savings after graduation and bought myself a Marantz recorder and a Sure microphone. I think it set me back about four hundred pounds along with the Senheizer head […]