Ariadne’s notes: The World Poetry Café with hosts Ariadne Sawyer, MA and Israel Mota welcomed Oswald George Okaitei or Oswald d’Atl Entertainer (on Facebook) to the show. calling by phone from Ghana, it was an interesting show of poetry and song by this empowered award winner and talented young man who supported peace with an impressive World Poetry Peace Poetathon event. Debut of the World Poetry Theme song by Empowered Musician Yoshifuma Sakura from Japan and entered into the computer by Tao Kimball was played for the first time. welcome music by Canadian musician Swan Walker, background music for cello by Yo Yo Mah. To listen to this show: Link not working. http://www.coopradio.org/station/archives/1707
Oswald George Okaitei, Oswald d’Atl Entertainer (on Facebook), is a native of Osu Kinkawe from a town situated in Accra, the capital of Ghana.
He is a graduate of the University of Cape Coast and had his junior and senior
high education at Seven Great Princes Academy and Presbyterian Boys Secondary
School respectively. As a child, Oswald showed great interest in theatre arts
and his exceptional commitment and skills saw him featured in a lot of stage
and screen plays.
In his teens, he featured in Ghana Television’s Children Drama Series, BY THE
FIRESIDE, performed at the National Theatre of Ghana’s Fun World and KIDDAFEST
among others. He then played ‘Boy’ in ‘ANOWA’ in honour Prof. Ama Atta Aidoo
during the National Theatre of Ghana’s LIVING LEGENDS SERIES 2003. After
University education, he featured in ‘Me Da Dwene’ (My Life), a Tv playlet of
TV Africa and then took to serious writing and staging of plays and poetry
performances at the National Theatre of Ghana, National Centre for Culture, and
other many prestigious venues.
His literary works include ‘NKRUMAH MIGHT BE RIGHT!’, ‘WHO STOLE THE CASKET?’,
‘IN MAN’S LIBIDO’ and ‘IN THE BAG OF A WOMAN’ (Plays) and ‘A WREATH TO
AWOONOR!’, ‘SONGS OF CONDOLENCE TO TACLOBAN’, ‘MANDELA; THE SOUL OF HIS EARTH’,
‘THE CHRONICLES OF 24TH JULY’, ‘TRIAL OF THE LORDS’, ‘A SCROLL TO
MY KINS’, and ‘LIGHT TO THE VULNERABLES’ NIGHT’ (Poetry). All were published by
THE INK FIRM.
Honours received by Oswald include:
2003 – Best Senior Secondary Schools Poet (Ga East)
2012 – Nominee (Ghana Achievers Awards- Arts Category)
2013 – World Poetry Empowered Poet from Ghana
2013 – Pentasi B. Inspirational Poet
Wondering in the desert
Stones for water to calm their thirsts
Screaming in the streets with tears
their eyes to the mercy of none!
Slams them into the hive
To the sting of the buzzing bees!
The future of today lost to the dreams
Of their fate
And struggling for breath…
Across the roaring constellations of the sea
From the clouds’ skies, their refuge
Sparkles of greed invaded souls
The reach of touch to their quest!
they lay vulnerable
With today’s future in their arms
Craving for refuge!
Absent in the presence of their presence
In the streets of Mogadishu for survival
From my collection- LIGHT TO THE VULNERABLES’ NIGHT!
Published by THE INK FIRM (C) 2014