Oswald Okaitei, Ghanaian poet and playwright, is going to be representing Ghana in Kenya for this year’s Storymoja Festival. The festival is expected to take place at the National Museum in Nairobi from 27th September -1st October, 2017. Oswald is the 3rd Ghanaian artiste to be at the festival.
He is going to put up a performance, engage in discussions, perform at the Open-Mic session and host a poetry masterclass. Before going to the festival, he performed at the Ugandan Poetry Festival—Babishai Niwe Poetry Festival— and where he also hosted a workshop on “The Art of Spoken word”.
Oswald is known for blending folk music and poetry lines to paint beautiful imagery in the eyes of the mind. He has performed with the Ghana Dance Ensemble, Bukom Dance Ensemble and the Shidaa Cultural Troupe to the admiration of countless audience.
He is a World Poetry Director from Ghana, a multi-international award winning poet/spoken word artiste and one of the fresh breaths to poetry/spoken word in the world. He has translated poems of Professors Lade Wosornu, Kofi Awoonor, Kofi Anyidoho and Dr. Mawuli Adjei into dramatic performances and has shared performing stage (national & international) with Spoken word icons as Muta Baruka, Rocky Dawuni, Prof. Kofi Anyidoho, Prof. Atukwei Okai among others.
Storymoja, a Kenya-based festival which hopes to bring together a wonderful gathering of writers, artists, creatives and leaders from across the globe to come and join in an auspicious celebration of books and culture and to inspire, think, perform, impact, launch books among others. It is geared at creating the new Africa. This year’s Storymoja Festival has been themed ‘Black Peace.’