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TORMENTED

By JessyKen: Heavy I walk Legs quivering with despair Holding me back so I may not reach that place I desire: A place I seek And have tried so much to reach, but to no avail This burden I bear…

ABANDONED

By JessyKen: My heart is heavy with despair My head spinning like a roaring wave Seeking to swallow all thoughts Heaviness and hurt piling up inside, Eager to put an end to my kind! The air I breathe trapping me…

ONCE UPON A MEMORY

By JessyKen: When I’m down, I think about you, The things we used to do And the moments we used to share I remember the time we’d play out on the sand, The coolness of the breeze blowing us And…

WICKED REAPS

By JessyKen: Wicked Reaps Pain, Anger, Rage. All I feel. Pain begotten from words ought not to be uttered; Anger sown by the oppressors that think themselves better; And actions reaped in the later age after all is forgotten! O’…

ITOHAN: THE BEAUTY GODDESS > FINALE

By JessyKen:    🌘CLOSING STAGE 🌒  The old woman gets up on her feet, staggering a little as a result of the too much sitting, and gives the audience a broad smile. Narrator: You have seen it all. The rejected…

ITOHAN: THE BEAUTY GODDESS > SIX

By JessyKen: ☸MOVEMENT SIX ☸   Stage opens on the Ojie’s hut. A boy of about ten laid weakly on the floor, as a woman held on to his arms, crying bitterly. His condition seems to be getting worse by…

ITOHAN: THE BEAUTY GODDESS > FIVE

By JessyKen: ⚫MOVEMENT FIVE ⚪   Lights illuminate the stage as Itohan and her mother are seen embarking on their journey to Ukogho land. They get to a certain place as a woman in white appears from nowhere. Woman: Do…

ITOHAN: THE BEAUTY GODDESS > FOUR

By JessyKen: ✴MOVEMENT FOUR ✴   Stage opens revealing Emomwoyi and her daughter seated on a mat, as she combs her hair. Emomwoyi: You look beautiful, my child. (Smiles admirably) Itohan: (Laughs and looks at her) Thank you, Inenen. You…

ITOHAN: THE BEAUTY GODDESS > THREE

By JessyKen: 🔆MOVEMENT THREE 🔆   Stage opens as the Ojie of Ukogho is seated in the middle of his elders, as they discuss the present happenings in the community. Edion òkpá: Your Highness, what shall we call this? The…

ITOHAN: THE BEAUTY GODDESS > TWO

By JessyKen:   ❇MOVEMENT TWO ❇ The stage opens in a hut by the river side. A young woman is seen weeding her garden as the sound of an infant came ringing in her ears. Turning around, she sights a…

WHEN DEATH CALLS

By JessyKen:    By the time I stepped outside, the leaves were on fire. The air reeked of deadly smoke as it hovered in the air, almost wanting to suffocate me like a firm grip around one’s neck. I coughed…