So we are nerding out over the increasing frequency of authentic African stories on New York theatre stages. It is about time! After seeing Homecoming Queen at the Atlantic Theatre Company, we had to talk to the play’s writer, Ngozi Anyanwu. Ngozi is an actor, a playwright, a producer, a true renaissance woman and we
Mfoniso Udofia is a playwright and an actor. I saw her play, Sojourners last year and was floored. The play so powerfully captured the anxieties of the immigrant experience. Her plays, Sojourners and Her Portmanteau recently opened at the New York Theatre Workshop. Her work captures perfectly the scars, ghosts and profound costs of immigration.
Entrepreneur/Attorney Busayo Olupona in conversation with Actor Adepero Oduye (Pariah, Twelve Years a Slave) exploring the pursuit of dreams and the navigating the challenges on the road to achieving your dream.
A conversation with Professor Jacob Kehinde Olupona, a scholar in traditional African religion. We start with the Oshun references in Lemonade and go from there, it is an exploration of traditional Yoruba religion, culture in Africa and the diaspora.
Busayo in conversation with Yolanda Sangweni. Yolanda is a writer, editor at Essence magazine and a singer. In addition, she is the founder and creator of AfriPOP! a digital platform which explores introduces and celebrates contemporary African culture. Yolanda shares her experiences as an immigrant to the US and finding her path as a journalist