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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 African lesbian/bisexual identity, love, intimate partner violence and gender. Her mixed media visual art has been featured in four solo art exhibitions. She published four poetry chapbooks and has been published in numerous literary magazines and anthologies.  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. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Oberlin College, a Masters from New York University and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing degree from Antioch University. www.myloveisaverb.com, twitter + IG: @myloveisaverb

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


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