On Tuesday, July 30th, the ID Africa team took a break from work to host guests for an album listening session by talented spoken word poet, Ndukwe Onuoha at the BHM Lounge.
Ndukwe ran guests, including seasoned media practitioners like Toni Kan, Nonye Ben-Nwankwo, Funsho Arogundade, through the seven tracks on his exceptional spoken word album, Nwa Chukwu, with our very own Jide Taiwo expertly moderating the session.
The project’s sole producer, Tonie The Emperor, was also on hand to give insightful background on the inspiration behind the hugely captivating production, while one of the album’s featured artistes, rapper Ill Bliss, was around to lend his voice to the discussion.
The session was moderated by Jide Taiwo.
The event was preceded by a rite of some sort, where guests were marked on the face with white chalk powder, indicating the depth of cultural relevance and spirituality Ndukwe’s album seeks to communicate.
Ndukwe’s artistry on Nwa Chukwu is interesting and embracing, and guests were left exhilarated at the depth of every track, as he straddles the reflective world of his forefathers, merging the ancient craft of spoken words with the “cool” factor of popular music: soul, blues, and hip-hop. He also made sure to provide as …read more