New story in FIYAH Magazine!
I am super thrilled to have a story in FIYAH magazine, a publication that I’ve admired since its inception. “The Daemon King of Engim” was written while I was at the Clarion West workshop last year. The idea for this story come from a Hausa folktale but the final product is so far removed from the tale that I doubt it’s worth the mention. “The Daemon King of Engim” is a story about a girl, a deity and wrestling. Charles Payseur says it’s “delightful, and definitely recommended!”
Really thankful to Troy Wiggins and the rest of the FIYAH team!Buy FIYAH issue #9 here!
Watch the trailer for Beyond Tolerance!
Still can’t believe that Amaka Vanni and I produced a feature documentary examininng the survival of traditional culture in Nigeria and its contribution to political and socio-economic development. In Beyond Tolerance, we follow the lives of two young Nigerians adhering to the Ifa/Orisha worship system and find a community thriving in spite of negative stereotypes and discrimination. Beyond Tolerance was screened in Lagos at the Aké Arts and Book Festival 2018 and in Abuja at the Thought Pyramid Art Centre. We couldn’t have done it without our amazing team and the support of Ifagbenusola Popoola, Ayinke Adefemi, Dubi Imevbore, Ike Nwakamma among others. See the trailer here.
If you’d like to screen Beyond Tolerance at your event or festival, feel free to contact me.