Spoken Word is truth from broken pieces of our hearts that bleed from our pen to paper. When we share the experiences and inspiration behind the worlds we create on paper with different parts of the world, we realize that we are really not as different as we like to think we are.
It's the season finalé you guys!!! Can't believe we made it this far. And as is tradition from season one, my friends, family and I listen to questions sent in from the fans of the show and give our honest (goofiest) answer. Get to know what we think about feminism, reaching out to the global audience, following your dreams and why girls break the hearts of good guys. SEASON THREE COMING SOON!
Our guests on this episode play a little bit with time in their books. How much does our "future" influence the present? New York Times Bestselling author, Chigozie Obioma, takes us on his journey to publishing the finalist for The Man Booker Prize, The Fishermen and Ayesha Harruna Attah is an amazing Ghanaian writer and her book, Hundred Wells of Salaga touches the sensitive spot about slave trade in West Africa... If you could change the past, would you do it? If you had the chance to see your future, would you take it?
Five Strong Women: Leanne Moden, A.R.I.A, Robyn Kaur Sidhu, Courtney Kiolbassa and Mahek Jangda share their spoken word pieces, their story and journey in today's special Flash Episode!
Featuring artists from different parts of the world; Canada, Nottingham, America and Mumbai, India.
Ever felt like you're drowning in responsibilities while striving your best to be the greatest you can be, then wonder if your efforts are even worth it?
I go through that everyday. As a full time Chemical Engineering student and podcaster, shuffling two lives that are different but significant to me can take its toll. But having an enlightening conversation with Rachel Heslin, a psychologist and the author of "Navigating Life", I was able to look at the positives and everything I had accomplished thus far.
Your efforts are worth it!
Part Two of Tough Love. We go deeper into Domestic Violence as it relates the children in the family. Are our African parents depressed? How do we deal with that? Will we repeat the wrongs of our previous generation. Join the conversation with my awesome friend T.O.R.I. Awesome spoken word piece, Mush by PHILIP ASAYA
Tough Love is a true life story of Aalia Lanius who authored it. Read it and find out how Aalia got out of an abusive relationship while fighting cancer. Aalia's optimism and will is nothing short of amazing and I am so glad to be sharing this episode with you. Of course while maintaining the seriousness of the matter, I have a round table discussion with my friends; Daisy, Shawn and Kendra (and we know how fun that gets) about domestic violence in this part of the world, Nigeria, West Africa.
C.R.R. Hillin discusses her amazing debut fantasy book, The Orphan's code, the world of publishing, and her trials as a female autistic writer. Cat is so much fun to chat with! Oh and there's a surprise at the end!
Jason David Frank, famously known as The Green Ranger in the Mighty Murphin Power Rangers, takes us on an amazing journey from before catching the media's eyes as the longest power ranger in the series to surprising us with his intimate moments through spoken word poetry. I felt honoured to have interviewed my childhood hero and legend, and it was a pleasant surprise know that he’s a spoken word artist! "It's Murphin Time!!!". Be sure to listen to more JDF SPOKEN TRUTH and follow him on Instagram and Twitter @jdfffn
Deeply emotional piece by Project, 10.10.12 explores the what ifs and what haves in the modern time where bullying is a rising cause of suicide in the Western World. Have you ever been bullied, were/are you a bully, or were you the bystander who saw everything happen... and did nothing?
Daisy shares her story being bullied in an all girls' boarding school because of her complexion!
And no, we are not talking about colourism again on this episode, but you really need to hear why.
Cynthia Amoah, originally from Ghana speaks with her powerful spoken word piece, "Honam" meaning skin. We talk about the concept of colorism and how it deep rooted it is and like always, there's a follow up round table talk with my friends; Daisy, Shawn and twin brother, A.J. Why is light skin preferred than dark skin? How long have we done this consciously or unknowingly? What is society's description of beauty... What is yours?
Welcome Welcome to Episode One of Season Two! On this episode we talk about sexual harassment and the culture of respect with American educator, author and founder of The Date Safe Project, Mike Domitrz. To kick off we have a reading from the excerpt of his book, 'Can I Kiss You?' Mike shares his experiences teaching "How To" skills to people in and out of relationships. And that's not all, i have a round table discussion with my friends Deji, Daisy, Shawn and my twin brother, A.J. about rape culture in Nigeria. Please be sure to leave a review, support us by joining a tier on our patron page and share, share SHARE!
To round off such an amazing and thought provoking season, I bring you the mistakes, funny moments, call drops and everything that got cut out during the post production.
Great reviews from listeners all done with my four brothers in the studio!
Join the laughter, music, heart and joy celebrating progress and luck for the new season launching this March.
It's the 1970s and a rising star in London, Ralph, is approached by renowned novelist Edmund Greenslay to score a stage adaptation of his most famous work.
Through Edmund's house, Ralph sees Daphne, Edmund's 9 year old daughter and from that moment he's obsessed with her.
He showers her with affection, gifts and secret notes, though Ralph is 25 and Daphne is a child.
When Ralph accompanies Daphne alone to meet her parents in Greece, their relationship intensifies.
Decades later, Daphne is back in London and recollections of her youth lead to a hurtful realization that makes her confront Ralph about their years spent together.
All New On The Spoken World Podcast today...
Sofka Zinovieff discusses her latest book, Putney, exposing the uncomfortable realization of love(maybe), consent, abuse and the grey areas.
Onome is unhappily married to Temi and after six years of marriage, she bumps into her ex-boyfriend (the love of her life) and now she can't get him out of her head.
As if things could not get any worse, they are now neighbours...
Ufuoma is a young professional and social entrepreneur and founder of Fair life Africa Foundation.
Join us in an episode discussing love, trust, marriage and God
Just Don't Give Up!
Debut author, Annie Sullivan, takes us deep with her amazing book, a touch of gold, inspired by the myth of King Midas and his touch.
If you're a fan of The Pirates of The Caribbean, then it is a must read for you.
If you love fantasy books, you'll go crazy after you listen.
Background music by Kevin MacLeod
Theme song by MEMA Music
Get Annie's book on Amazon:
Mary Crampton has lived all of her thirty years in a small Western town called Petroleum. She watches as the town slowly dies after the tragedy leading to the close of the town's major source of income, the big grain factory.
Being invisible seems impossible and her best chance connecting with her neighbours is when they're dead.
Susan Henderson is a four time Pushcart prize nominee and the recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize. We talk about her amazing book, The Flicker of Old Dreams available on Amazon. If you love bestsellers, this episode is for you. Delve into the creative mind of an author.
Background music for book excerpt by Bensound.
Love lost, abuse and forgiveness. Please stay delves deep into the common rift between fathers and sons. Join the conversation with founder of bymepoetry, Susan Llewelyn.
Secrets, Scandal, Threesomes.
Ivie M. Eke expresses the difficulties being an indie author in West Africa, Nigeria while developing her novel, Dirt in the Dust.
Check it out on Okadabooks
The theme song is by MEMA Music
The background music for Please Stay is by Bensound
The world is a cruel and unfair place. Rachel Hall is determined to make sure we retain kindness and love for one another with her piece, Forgiveness.
It is more for you than whoever offended you. But then, what do you do when trust is broken? What someone hurts you so much, you stay sane hoping you'd never have to face them again?
Woodzy feels the world is changing too fast and now we live at a time where we talk more with our fingers and emojis than our eyes and mouths. When it feels like the world is going to shits, where is your Happy Place?
Background music for Forgiveness by, Chris Zambriskie, NirvanaVEVO
Background music for Happy Place by Satie, Gymnopedie_no1
Sam Olayemi asks a thought provoking question with his amazing piece, OUTRO.
"Anyone who is sexually abused is instructed to 'speak up' to get justice, but what happens when the abused is barely five and her abuser his her father/hero?"...
What would you do?
Jazmin Fernandez takes it straight to our hearts with her piece, "If I would have waited". Expressing how she dealt with a one-sided and heartbreaking relationship.
Background music by ashamaluev music
Theme song by Mema Music
Rolling tires, gasoline and a match stick... All that's left is for someone to scream "thief" at an innocent/guilty soul before they are set to flames.
Jungle Justice... Who is to blame?
The Police or the People.
Join Nene and I as we take on a sensitive topic diving deep into the amazing poem written and performed by Nigeria's finest spoken word artiste, Philip Asaya.
In this two in one episode SPECIAL, we are joined by two up and coming artistes, Trina and Gemini. Both ladies share pieces close to their hearts. Trina and I discuss Trap music and social media; how are both contributing to the image of women in modern society? Gemini explains what she feels about The Journey before the Destination.