In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been public outcry as a lot of things appear to come to a standstill.
Amidst the cry, some have been at their best to see light in the night. One of such persons is the 2016 Pan-African Poet and Spoken word artiste in Ghana, one of the promising young Ghanaian Poets & Spoken word artistes in Ghana.
Oswald has been successful in giving creative response to the unfortunate situation by challenging himself to discover another creative side of himself (short story writing and thus has produced a collection of three short stories—LOCKDOWN TALES [In The Wicked Heart of a LovYing Lady, Covid-19 Tragi-comedy and The Girl who became a Woman in bed]—, a Children’s book—Once Upon a Coronarised Era—and a collection of 19 poems and a short story—COVID-19 VERSES & TRAGEDY.
He has also joined in the war against the Novel Covid-19 pandemic with two spoken word pieces; “The Clarion Call: Woyawoya!”enjoying play on television network in Ghana including Metro Tv and Zylofon Tv and his latest, ‘Akpatsa! Stay At Home’.
The spoken word acts that encourage all and sundry to get on board in the fight against this global enemy describes the war as a journey which would not be an easy one and yet must be fought till the banner of victory is raised up high.
Finely put together with an African beat produced by and Knii Lantei in the background, one of them, “The Clarion Call: Woyawoya!” features an enterprising young singer, Lozo.
Oswald, who has proven himself in the field of poetry and spoken word acts has shared performance platforms with international spoken word icons as Muta Baruka, Prof. Atukwei Okai, Prof. Kofi Anyidoho, Rocky Dawuni among others.
According to him, this period, though ‘nighty’, is an opportunity for everyone to take a pause, reflect upon the past and reorganise for a more renewed and prosperous future. He also calls for everyone to take an advantage of the era to discover his or her creative ability.