Okwui Okpokwasili

Been meaning to share this for awhile. this is a beautiful excerpt from her brilliant performance.

Okwui Okpokwasili’s  Poor People’s TV Room integrates movement, song, text, and visual imagery, giving voice to the oppressed while shedding light on women’s enduring power. Inspired by Nigerian political history, the performance integrates the buried narratives of women in the country and resonates with present actions and political resistance throughout the world. The work was inspired by two historic incidents in Nigeria: the Women’s War of 1929, a resistance movement against British colonial powers; and the Boko Haram kidnappings of more than three hundred girls, which launched the Bring Back Our Girls movement. Women were central to these campaigns, and have played essential and powerful roles in Nigeria’s independence. *(Words taken from YBCA website where the artist held a performance in early May)*

Okwui Okpokwasili “Poor People’s TV Room” 5 Minute Excerpt from Peter Born on Vimeo.


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