Limerick, Ireland
Ajibola S. Abiodun. Photo: Deirdre Power

Dhá Theanga #2 / Ajibola S. Abiodun

A response to the 39th EVA International in Nigerian Pidgin English. Number #2 in the Dhá Theanga series of multi-language audio responses that explore a creative mediation to the artwork and thematics of Ireland’s Biennial of Contemporary Art.

To listen to the audio, click the play bar below or else click here to link to the audio page on Soundcloud.

” Inside the audio tour wey I do for Dhá Theanga. I talk about how I dey surprise to see a small room for EVA’s office building wey dey Limerick. And hin size come make me remember my old room for government hostel. After that, I come talk about how e dey important for me to get a roof on top my head for Ireland, b’cos cold and rain dey constant for this country. And I come mention how I dey take fear illegal eviction wey dey persistent for Ireland which fit make me become homeless. ” – Ajibola S. Abiodun

Directed and Composed by Diarmuid McIntyre of Grey Heron Media featuring a reflection in Nigerian Pidgin English written and performed by Ajibola S. Abiodun with sounds and music recorded by and copyright to Eimear Walshe, Diarmuid McIntyre and Grey Heron Media.

Ajibola S. Abiodun is a creative writer, blogger and the founder of A.S. Fortress, a blog designated to empower and enlighten the people via literature and philosophy. He is a lover of wisdom, arts and culture with a vested interest in their promotion and exploration. Other than studying Philosophy and English literature at the University of Limerick, Ajibola is a staunch student of life who is learning from daily life experiences.

Diarmuid McIntyre is the Creative Director of Grey Heron Media based in Kilfinane Co. Limerick. Diarmuid’s audio compositions have featured at the Venice Architecture Biennale, Town Hall Theatre, and been commissioned by festivals in Ireland, USA, UK and France. He has won Gold three times at the New York Radio Festival, as well as at the Association of International Broadcasters and the IMRO Radio Awards. His radio work regularly appears on RTE, BBC, CBC and NPR. Diarmuid is also the founder the Festival Director of the HearSay International Audio Arts Festival.

Grey Heron Media specialises in creative compelling audio storytelling for radio, podcast and beyond. They also explore the artistic and creative possibilities of the interplay of sound and story on specially commissioned audio pieces for performance in physical spaces and online.