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Nigeria’s First Spoken Word Theater Production Hits the Stage with Finding Home

This
November, something fresh and unique will be hitting the Lagos art and
entertainment circuit. 
Finding Home, a theater piece delivered entirely in
spoken word poetry, and scheduled to tour across Africa, will make its grand
debut at Terra Kulture on the 14th of November. 
 
Finding
Home follows ten dynamic characters across Africa, abroad, and back again, as
they tackle the fluid concept of home and identity, exploring the hopes and
disappointments of young cosmopolitan Africans in the place of their birth.

Featuring
a world-class ensemble of performance poets including Nigerian-American, Bassey
Ikpi, Titilope Sonuga, Efe Paul Azino, Donna, Ndukwe Onuoha, Obii Ifejika,
Sheila Ojei, Sola Fakile, Wanna Udobang, Sage Hasson and Plumbline, the
performance will be directed by British based director and actor, Femi
Elufowoju Jr. 
According
to renowned performance poet and member of the production team, Efe Paul Azino,
Finding Home tells a story of
African international migration we are all familiar with. The desperadoes who
brave the Sahara and the Mediterranean to make into Europe; the hustlers who
leave wives at home to marry women abroad old enough to be their mothers; women
trapped in vicious cycles of prostitution; those who cross thousands of miles
to sell their kidneys; these stories are told through one of the most
compelling mediums ever and by some of the finest performance poets in the
game. Finding Home pushes the boundary by being the first spoken word theater
production to be toured across Africa with performances in Lagos, Accra,
Nairobi, and Johannesburg. We invite guests, partners and sponsors to join us
as we make history.” 
The
production is coming from the stable of G.R.I.O.T, a poetry collective, and
GbagyiChild Entertainment, conveners of popular Lagos based arts and
entertainment gig, Taruwa.    
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