T A P E Collective Presents Conjuring Voodoo (Juju Stories + Live: Ese & The Vooduu People)
Wednesday, 19 January 2022
Image: Juju Stories, Abba Makama, C.J. 'Fiery' Obasi, Michael Omonua, 2021
T A P E Collective takes us on a deep dive into the rich history of folklore and mysticism with this special presentation screening of Juju Stories; a three-part anthology film exploring stories rooted in Nigerian folklore and urban legend written and directed by C.J. Obasi, Abba Makama and Michael Omonua. The film features three stories: "Love Potion" by Omonua, "YAM" by Makama, and "Suffer The Witch" by Obasi.
The screening will be followed by a live musical performance by Ese & The Vooduu People.
Ese & The Vooduu People
Born and raised in Bermondsey, London, Ese Okorodudu is a professional musician, singer, songwriter and performer based in the South-West of the capital.
Graduating from London’s most demanding performing arts school, (the streets, as a busker), Ese (vocals, guitar) is backed by the incendiary Vooduu People: ex-Noisette Pharoah Russell (drums), Basile Petite (bass) and – since June 2018 – Destra Orsheena “Sheena” Ross on backing vocals. Keyboardist Jackson Baird has also joined the core quartet as a regular collaborator, along with back-up bassist Indigo Pearce.
A fiery songwriter, Ese and her band are inspired by a range of legends, from Jimi Hendrix and Sly Stone to Led Zeppelin via The Isley Brothers, Bowie, Gil Scott-Heron, Prince and Skunk Anansie.