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Link to Print Portfolio | Link to Online Portfolio Welcome to my portfolio page, where you can read some of my journalism work. Below, you will find links to my print and online journalism work, names of publications and articles written by me. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed writing […]


Print Portfolio | Online Portfolio Welcome to my print portfolio page, where you can read some of my print features/articles. Below, are titles and PDFS of  my print journalism work, names of publications and articles contributed by me. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them. Above, you will also […]


Fela! has been described as a provocative and unique hybrid of dance, theatre and music, which explores the extravagant, rebellious and controversial world of Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. However, little has been said of the women, who shaped his life. As the acclaimed production prepares to bring down the curtain down on its London run, […]


Stella Damasus is one of Nollywood’s biggest and most popular female stars. However, when the lights are out and the cameras are not rolling, this free spirited woman with a strong sense of self and desire to impact the lives of young people is busy building a business empire. A little while back, she told […]


Much has been written and said about Nelson Mandela, one of the world’s most iconic figures of our time. Hence, you cannot help but ask what his newly published book, Conversations With Myself, could possibly tell us, which we did not already know.  Well, perhaps this, “One issue that deeply worried me in prison was […]


Strong, resilient, passionate, driven, empathetic and childlike are some of the words used to describe Funmilola Aduke Mary Iyanda, a woman who exudes a fierce sense of independence. Her television show, Talk With Funmi airs in 51 African countries.  In her own words, Funmi Iyanda on life, career, Nigeria and her show, Talk With Funmi. […]


18 to 30 represents for an adult, the key years in which fundamental building blocks and foundations of life are laid, and probably the best years of your life. So, why are young Londoners bugged down with mental health challenges? Austin Clark is 23, he enjoys rollerblading, In-line and Gator skating, loves rap music and […]


Amir Nizar Zuabi has been credited for his role in bringing Palestinian theatre to the attention of the international scene with his hard-hitting and thought-provoking productions. However his primary aim is to tell the stories of the Palestinian people. His most recent play, I am Yusuf And This Is My Brother played to packed audiences […]


The Western world is yet to fully grasp the number of excellent Arab fiction writers due to language barrier. However, things are about to change for Arab writers the world needs to know and hear about. The question is how well do you know your world literature? Abu Dhabi: Known for its dazzling skyscrapers which […]


Regarded as Britain’s best-known Black-led theatre company, Talawa Theatre Company is celebrating 21 years on the British theatre landscape with its first full Production in two years – Pure Gold, written by Michael Bhim, an emerging playwright, who is gaining the respect of his contemporaries. Is a renaissance on the horizon for Black-British theatre? When […]


Known for her hard-hitting plays, visceral style and distinctive voice; Debbie Tucker Green returns to the Royal Court with Random. A one-hander with Nadine Marshall as the only visible character on stage, It is bound to be another ‘in-yer face’ production. Her debut play, Dirty Butterfly opened to critical acclaim and she has been described […]


When Torn first premiered at the Arcola theatre, it sold out in the first two weeks.  Back with a new cast and creative team, Torn explores the African Caribbean divide. Femi Oguns explains why its refreshing theatre keeps exploring sensitive subject matters of this nature. Torn is a modern day version of Romeo and Juliet, […]


When Chuk Iwuji auditioned for the Royal Shakespeare’s History Plays, it was for a relatively small role. Only to realise he had a date with destiny. He speaks with a staunch confidence, gives an effusive response to every question asked. Chuk Iwuji holds nothing back. Currently playing the role of Henry VI, Parts I, II […]


South Africa has given the world great musical talents over the years. From the late Lucky Dube to Lady Blacksmith Mambazo, Soweto Gospel Choir and Miriam Makeba, and Pauline Malefane, is standing tall alongside her contemporaries. When you first meet Pauline Malefane, you are forced to reconcile yourself to the truth that this is the […]


The National Youth Theatre is using the stage as a voice to bring much needed attention to the social problem of youth violence and knife crime that has gripped London in recent months. Written by Tanika Gupta, White Boy, was last year’s runaway success at the National Youth Theatre as part of its 2007 Generation […]


Print Portfolio | Online Portfolio Welcome to my online portfolio page, where you can read some of my online articles. Below, are links to my online journalism work, names of publications and the articles I contributed. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them. Above, you will also find link […]


“I’m from a long line of troublemakers,” a poignant and captivating statement by the poet and writer, Inua Ellams. His one man show, The 14th Tale opened at the National Theatre in February 2010, to rave reviews. At 26, Ellams is one of the youngest playwrights to have his work staged at the national Theatre, […]


I admit, I am intrigued by Lebo Mashile. In my final offering, here is a feature about this fine young woman, whose voice I believe the world will hear more of. Below is the feature of my interview with Mashile. Enjoy!!!! Armed with a sharp intellect and a fierce sense of social exploration through her […]