by Oluwasayo Taiwo Olowo-Ake
Part 1, Japa, Jimasun, details a Nigerian's experience as an immigrant. It critiques the 'fair bargain' system that promises permanent residency to immigrants in exchange for their contribution to the country. Japa, Jimasun overtly exposes the unspoken costs borne by immigrants by looking underneath the fine print of the opportunity in order to reveal the reality of leaving one's home country.
Part 2, I Tried to Write A Song, presents the complexity of communication. It critiques the need to be understood by dismantling a chorus and bridge from a song called Telephone written in 2020.
© Oluwasayo Taiwo Olowo-Ake