The Negress

By Mojisola Josephine Kuwadinu: Eléyinjú egé! Her rows of waist ìlèkè, Making melodious rhythm As she walks with mincing steps. Òrékeléwà! Eyinjú Elédúà! An epitome of beauty, She outshines other maidens. Behold! Her smile. With the èjí between her teeth.…

WOMANHOOD

By Jessy: ❀ Cultivated as an ideal of womanhood, ❀ Ferocious and brave she stands. ❀ She is beautiful, that we know, ❀ Courageous, not concealed. ❀ When she walks, the people adore; ❀ In honour of her beauty, the…

THE UNSINKABLE SHIP: RMS TITANIC

By JessyKen: THE UNSINKABLE SHIP Like a howling whale, the mighty ship sails; One a million feet taller And larger than anything ever seen She sails across the seven seas The cold waves kissing her, As she moves with such…

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…