Oswald Okaitei

  • Oswald  Okaitei
Principal country concerned : Column : Poetry / story telling

The third Ghanaian to perform at Storymoja (Kenya) after late Prof Kofi Awoonor and Nii Ayikwei Parkes, Okaitei is the 2016 Pan African poet and spoken word artiste in Ghana and is noted for blending folk music and poetry lines to paint beautiful imagery in the eyes of the mind.  
He has performed with the Ghana Dance Ensemble, Bukom Dance Ensemble and the Shidaa Cultural Troupe to the admiration of countless audiences. He is also a world poetry director and a multi award-winning artiste, who has brought fresh breath to poetry/spoken word in Ghana and beyond.
Okaitei has translated poems of Professors Lade Wosornu, Kofi Awoonor, Kofi Anyidoho and Dr. Mawuli Adjei into dramatic performances and has shared stages with spoken word icons such as Muta Baruka, Rocky Dawuni, Prof. Kofi Anyidoho and Prof. Atukwei Okai among others.


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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