“Touch” is a word, and in a larger sense of it – it is a language portraying relationship. Various cultures speak this language, it mirrors the relationship between the virus and human interactions. In Nigeria, amidst our diverse cultural beliefs and traditions, every ethnic group understands the underlying power of touch; from pouring libations to the gods, to exchange of greetings and other realities captured in this performance piece by Donna Ogunnaike called “Touch”
Spoken Word Poetry by Donna K
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yq7FPpcbbSc Spoken Word Poetry by Donna K at Word Up Volume 2, Lagos, Nigeria.
Spoken Word Poetry by Obi
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAfwjnPGDkU Spoken Word Poetry performance by Obi at Word Up Volume 2, Lagos, Nigeria
WALLS OF UNENDING SCARS
[caption id="attachment_8698" align="aligncenter" width="369"] www.facebook.com/WRRPOetry [WALLS OF UNENDING SCARS (by WRRPoetry Poet of The Week Uche Francis Uwadinachi)][/caption]I I have seen The four walls Coated with gory hand-prints Of criminals...
I AM AFRICAN (a spoken word performance)
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqnFVaLNwEU&w=560&h=315] I am African. (But then again, I'm not) Born and raised in Nigeria, but there are still many things about the Motherland I don't understand. Am I still African...
UNMASK: The Mystery Man (a spoken word performance)
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imhymgh6X6k&w=560&h=315] This poem is about the unveiling that is necessary to reveal the core of what and who I am; of what it really means to be human. It is...