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NIGERIAN DYKE REALNESS Podcast: an unfiltered, candid thoughts on pop culture, music, love, spirituality, healing, depression, grief + whatever else comes up. The voice? Multilingual maven of the mic, your favourite dyke’s favourite dyke, Yvonne Onakeme Etaghene. Ijaw Urhobo Nigerian dyke poet, author of For Sizakele, performer, dancer, visual artist, bad gyal, fashion designer and creative director of Ankara Queen, cook, goddess and a real one.

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Yvonne Onakeme Etaghene is an Ijaw Urhobo Nigerian dyke poet, performer, author, dancer, and playwright. Etaghene wrote and acted in two one-woman shows: Volcano’s Birthright{s}and GUAVA. In 2015, she was awarded the Joseph Henry Jackson Award in short story fiction. She is the author of For Sizakele, a novel that addresses transcontinental identity, intimate partner violence, queer gender, and how we love as illuminators of who we are. She is the author of four chapbooks of poetry and has been published in several anthologies, including Queer Africa 2: New Stories and Walking the Tightrope: Poetry and Prose By LGBTQ Writers From Africa.Etaghene is the founder of Ankara Queen by Yv. Etaghene, a fashion line that provides space for a plethora of gender expressions while honoring and reimagining traditional Nigerian styles. She has performed in Nigeria, Brasil, South Africa, Canada, Britain and in the U.S. www.myloveisaverb.com, twitter + IG: @myloveisaverb

Photo Credit: Pia Cortez. Daishiki: Ankara Queen x Yv. Etaghene


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