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Join us at the Southbank Centre’s Africa Utopia festival for a style consultation in our pop-up salon… only it’s a salon like you’ve never seen before. Instead of hair and money, we’ll trade tales for time. Take a seat in our hairdressing chairs, share your salon stories and become part of the inspiration behind our brand new play aunty aunty, let me do your hair.

Africa Utopia celebrates the arts and culture of one of the world’s most dynamic and fast-changing continents. The festival looks at how Africa can lead the way in thinking about culture, community, business and technology and includes topics ranging from fashion, gender and power to politics, sustainability and activism. Southbank Centre is a world-famous arts centre on the South Bank of the Thames.

 

artistic director natalie ibu shares her own hair story in The Guardian

 

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Cast & Creative

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bunmi mojekwu

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bunmi mojekwu

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bunmi mojekwu is a TV, film and theatre actor.

Theatre credits include Gone Too Far (Royal Court);  Romeo and Juliet (National Theatre); Counting Stars (Edinburgh Fringe Festival – International Amnesty Award)

TV credits include Meet the Bandais, FalloutFuture Wags of Great Britain, Misfits (Channel 4); The Bill (ITV); Eastenders (BBC)

Film credits include Powder Room.

 

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natalie ibu

writer and director

natalie ibu

writer and director

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natalie ibu is the artistic director of tiata fahodzi. For the company, directing credits include i know all the secrets in my worldhere and mango.

Other directing credits include readings and productions at the Riverside Studios, Young Vic, Lyric, Southwark Playhouse, Southbank Centre, Jersey Arts Trust, The Old Vic Tunnels, Theatre503, The Gate, Latitude, HighTide, BAC, Oran Mor, Traverse, Royal Court, ATC at the Young Vic, OVNV at The Old Vic, Waterloo East and The Vineyard Theatre in New York, Royal Lyceum Theatre, Citizens’, The Arches, Contact and Nottingham Playhouse. 

Residencies include New York Theatre Workshop, the National Theatre Studio, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Court, Citizens’ Theatre and Contact. She have been awarded bursaries from Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme, the Federation of Scottish Theatre, Scottish Arts Council and Arts Council East Midlands. Awards include Dewar Arts Award for Exceptional Artists Under 30, Time Warner Ignite 2, IdeasTap Innovator’s Award and the Lilian Baylis Award for Theatrical Excellence. 

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rhoda ofori-attah

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rhoda ofori-attah

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rhoda ofori-attah trained at the Oxford School of Drama.  Since graduating, she has performed at several theatres including the Almeida, The Globe, Arcola, Finborough, Theatre 503 and Southwark Playhouse.  

Theatre credits include Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare’s Globe); Otieno (Metta Theatre Company / Southwark Playhouse);  A Doll’s House (Theatre Delicatessen); Egusi Soup, Beached (Soho Theatre). 

TV credits include Rose and MaloneyThe Bill, Grownups series II, and Coronation Street

Film credits include The Art of Defining Me and Tulip Fever.

 

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yetunde oduwole

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yetunde oduwole

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