WanaUdobang, popularly known as WanaWana, is a journalist, poet and filmmaker whose work probes women’s rights, social justice, personal narratives, culture and the arts. As a performance poet, she has graced the stages of festivals across Africa. She recently released the second official video from her poetry album titled In Memory of Forgetting. “Dear Father”, the new release, is the third track on the sophomore album, and it tells the story of a young woman’s relationship with her absent father.
The video features dancer and performer, Dolapo Phillips and was filmed by Abiola Shobo. The collaboration runs with WanaWana’s concept of placing poetry in accessible spaces. The mash-up of music, poetry, dance and video presents a package that can travel. Just as the album, the video is intended to be dualistic – simple yet complex. Most of all, it is presented as raw and honest.
Watch the video for “Dear Father” on WanaWana’sYouTube channel – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lndgeQWtggQ.