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Creative In Accra

Creative In Accra

By Rania Odaymat
Come meet creatives in Accra and beyond, as they talk about their process and the relationships and collaborations that have helped them grow.
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How do you deal with uncertainty? with Ama Asantewa Diaka aka Poetra Asantewa

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"Who are you?" with Irene Donati
What's in a name; the privilege of introspection; collaborating with M3nsa: starting with a song and ending up with a movement; the gift of unlearning; launching a Kickstarter campaign and becoming part of a community; the colour of 2020; authenticity and storytelling as drivers of good media strategy, great event management, personal style and yoga; balancing perfectionism; emotional honesty with regards to conflict; the trap of 'extreme positivism'; embracing difference... @irenedonati @m3nsa https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mensaansah/bondzie-speak-up
39:26
February 16, 2021
How do you deal with uncertainty? with Ama Asantewa Diaka aka Poetra Asantewa
On being an avid planner; building the community you want to live in; 'Woman Eat Me Whole' - the trials and tribulations of getting your poetry published and on not being "The Unicorn"; the city of Accra as the main character in a book of short stories; the politics and commercial approach to poetry; the importance of nurturing local, public and accessible platforms and spaces for creatives; the impact of workshops on self-awareness and growth; an exciting line-up for Tampered Press' upcoming workshop in January; the evolutionary nature of inspiration and creating systems that breed continuity; Toni Morrison as president... Twitter and Instagram @poetra_asantewa ; poetraasantewa.com ; blackgirlsglow.org ; tamperedpress.com ; Poetra Asantewa on all music/ audio platforms 
32:33
December 8, 2020
Peekaboo?
What's up? I've been busy curating and creating with my tribe @thebeyondcollective . Sometimes, my different incarnations are going to interfere with my podcasting. I apologise for that, and I humbly ask you to bear with me. Stay tuned for upcoming episodes...
02:05
November 25, 2020
How relevant is a biog?
Thoughts on biogs; losing "mom" and embarking on the journey of becoming your best Self; TAC as a platform for biographical conversation and the reclaiming of narrative; time traveling to "The Source"... @omonblanks @tacorg ; photo credit Cate Lartey 
25:54
October 6, 2020
Why do we create?
I asked this question on social media, and here is a slightly edited version of the responses I received. A big thank you to everyone who took the time to answer. 
01:36
September 26, 2020
"Where do you find all that fortitude?"
How to commit murder; self exploration; adversity and standing up to bullies; taking ownership of your difference; the interconnectedness between different forms of creative expression; joy, aliveness, and creativity; what it takes to be a great press attachée to an artist- ie Prof Emeritus El Anastsui; Frida Kahlo on fortitude and resilience, with Bee Arthur @annabetya   
32:00
September 17, 2020
"Do you like my socks?"
When spontaneity is a symptom of control; the creative space to make errors; simplicity as a communication tool; Disney and the agenda driven methodology; fake-ness in mainstream media; boosting creativity through escaping the system; humour as a creative medium; talking to dogs; a political party named 'Giggles'; building comedy clubs, with James Finney - Father Finney's The Best A Man Can Get #podcast 
47:28
September 8, 2020
"Is a transformer the product of a miracle?"
The Darryl Chappell Grant and making amends; Feminism and allyship from the perspective of a "hunter and a sympathiser"; the birth of 'Africashowboy'- digital performance and "flaunting the continent"; storytelling and marrying the visual with the narrative, with the thought as the source and the visual as the "bait"; the other side of vulnerability; teaching responsibility, with Nana Kofi Acquah @africashowboy www.nkacquah.com www.nanakofiacquah.com 
32:50
August 27, 2020
Wanna talk?
Reflection on the meaning and purpose of good #conversation ...
01:40
August 20, 2020
"What do you need to be the best version of yourself?"
Reggae therapy, authenticity, creativity as a driver of healing, advice to a young would be podcaster, and motherhood as an opportunity for growth, with Carla Magdalene.  https://www.facebook.com/staywellstaylearningstaywonderful/?ref=bookmarks https://www.instagram.com/carlamagdalene/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/carla-magdalene-8b8685185/ www.wonderandwellbeing.com
29:41
August 13, 2020
What's your sleep like?
Self care and beating Lockdown,  the creative process and recently released track 'I no de bed', building structures and support systems, becoming the change, with M3nsa  Spotify https://open.spotify.com/artist/5GQSDYH4c2IB7RBZD5Lb2s Apple Music https://music.apple.com/us/artist/m3nsa/377031448 Facebook https://www.facebook.com/M3NSA Twitter https://twitter.com/mensamusic Instagram https://www.instagram.com/m3nsa
40:23
August 7, 2020
Is fiction more honest than fact?
Fiction as truth, self worth and the creative process, teaching as an act of performance, and perspectives on identity, with Lesley Lokko @lesleylokko @whatsonatssa 
40:48
August 6, 2020
Does 1+1=2?
Creativity and collaboration as drivers of social change, with Panji Anoff 
29:54
July 31, 2020
Are you a creative activist?
On radical beauty, mental health, and ethical art dealing, with Bianca Ama Manu Twitter @BiancaAManu Instagram @bianca_a_manu 
28:20
July 30, 2020
Do you want to keep on working during Covid?
Passion, alignment, movement and integrity, with Francis Kokoroko @accraphoto @thestudioaccra 
25:15
July 24, 2020
What do love, sex and zombies have in common?
Creativity without borders and the virtual theatre experience, with Fiona Leonard @bluegoattheatre Tsolak MLKE-Galstyan @mihrtheatre Augustin Gressier @a_gressier Kelly Burke @kelly.e.burke Teya Quarmyne @le_teya as well as @petrosghazanchyan @roadstudio @nyaniq 
27:44
July 23, 2020
How do you make a headless man look so beautiful?
The creative process- inquiry and reflection, personal growth, transformation and authenticity- with Nii Obodai Sorry about the Net hiccups: the bridges over 2 African skies are seldom stable...
29:26
July 17, 2020
Willing to be wrong!
This is an experiment and an introduction to my podcast. It could also be the dumbest thing I've ever had the pleasure to do!
11:15
July 7, 2020