Poet Oswald set to rock Goethe-Institut

By: John Owoo
Oswald Okaitei
Poet Oswald Okaitei

Oswald Okaitei, a multiple award-winning poet and spoken word artiste, will perform some of his recent artistic creations at the Goethe-Institut in Accra on Wednesday, May 8.

The poet, who recently performed at the National Theatre in Accra during the launch of three books by Ghanaian academic, Dr Mawuli Adzei, combines music with poetry to paint images in the eyes and minds of his audience.

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Also a playwright, actor, artistic director and Creative ‘Artpreneur’, Oswald Okaitei has transformed several poems into dramatic acts and has shared stages with a number of icons including Muta Baruka, Rocky Dawuni, the late Prof. Atukwei Okai and Prof. Kofi Anyidoho among others.

Oswald has produced a number of plays including In the Bag of a Woman, In Man’s Libido and Beautyful Nonsense.

In 2016, he was awarded the Pan-African Poet and Spoken word Artiste in Ghana prize for his commendable services to the arts in Ghana.

In 2016 and 2017, he participated in Babishai Niew, a Ugandan Poetry Festival and represented Ghana at the 10th edition of Storymoja Festival, which took place in Kenya in 2018.

Oswald's poems include A Wreath To Awoonor, A Bright Light Sleeps and Other Poems, Songs Of Condolence To Tacloban, The Sailor’s Sail Is Over, Mandela: The Soul Of His Earth, Tears and Joy At 60.

Goethe-Institut Ghana is supporting Wednesday'sperformance.