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Posts by: busayonyc

So we are nerding out over the increasing frequency of authentic African stories on New York theatre stages. It is about time! After seeing Homecoming Queen at the Atlantic Theatre Company, we had to talk to the play’s writer, Ngozi Anyanwu. Ngozi is an actor, a playwright, a producer, a true renaissance woman and we

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Photography by Neec Nonso As I’ve traveled, I’ve come to discover that there are certain cities in the world that have a particular pull on me. I don’t know what it is but some places, like New Orleans or Hoi An, Vietnam, have a strange kind of seductive atmosphere that make them unforgettable. Abeokuta in

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Mfoniso Udofia is a playwright and an actor. I saw her play, Sojourners last year and was floored. The play so powerfully captured the anxieties of the immigrant experience. Her plays, Sojourners and Her Portmanteau recently opened at the New York Theatre Workshop. Her work captures perfectly the scars, ghosts and profound costs of immigration.

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Visit The Dye Pits of Kano I am planning a trip to Nigeria at the moment and so excited to plan my itinerary. I am  a “dye-nerd”, obsessed with the ingenuity that transforms plain white canvas through basic chemistry into a cacophony of design manipulating color and negative space to create a unique piece of

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Entrepreneur/Attorney Busayo Olupona in conversation with Actor Adepero Oduye (Pariah, Twelve Years a Slave) exploring the pursuit of dreams and the navigating the challenges on the road to achieving your dream. http://www.busayonyc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Busayo-v-6-5.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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There is an emerging wave of new African voices – unique voices, eschewing European or American influences to be truly African.

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The weekend is most colorful in Lagos. It bubbles with parties – birthdays, graduations, child dedications, weddings, naming ceremonies, anniversaries, award shows and many more.  Lagosians relish the opportunity to celebrate just about anything and all these celebrations render the city a cacophony of high style, color and energy. The outfits take everything to the

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Lagos is a complex, chaotic, seemingly impenetrable city. It is a city with a fierce reputation, a cacophony of sound, color, and people. Yet, beneath Lagos’s frantic surface is a rich, dynamic place with so much to offer the adventurous visitor. A great Lagos day for the casual visitor may begin at Oba Elegushi Market

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A conversation with Professor Jacob Kehinde Olupona, a scholar in traditional African religion. We start with the Oshun references in Lemonade and go from there, it is an exploration of traditional Yoruba religion, culture in Africa and the diaspora. http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/263890443-busayonyc-in-conversation-with-prof-jk-olupona.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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Busayo in conversation with Yolanda Sangweni. Yolanda is a writer, editor at Essence magazine and a singer. In addition, she is the founder and creator of AfriPOP! a digital platform which explores introduces and celebrates contemporary African culture. Yolanda shares her experiences as an immigrant to the US and finding her path as a journalist

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