Tejumola Ologboni – Walking the Talk with Street Storytelling.


Press Press Play to hear Brother Wolf speak with Tejumola Ologboni on Walking the Talk with Street Storytelling.

Press Play to hear Brother Wolf speak with Tejumola Ologboni on Walking the Talk with Street Storytelling.

Tejumola Ologboni – Walking the Talk with Street Storytelling

A little more on the Artist…

Teju of Milwaukee, Wisconsin is a master storyteller and folklorist of international renown. He draws listeners into stories with gestures and movements, and sometimes with music made on traditional Africa instruments. Some of his stories are filled with magic and mystical characters, like “the Possum and the Hare;” others are fact like the story of Joshua, a runaway captive who escaped to Wisconsin, and whose case went all the way to the Supreme Court, when a bounty hunter tried to capture and return him to being enslaved. Serious or humorous, political or festive, Teju’s stories reflect on longstanding and contemporary cultural perspectives to capture and return him to being enslaved. Serious or humorous, political of festive, Teju’s stories reflect on longstanding and contemporary cultural perspectives to give listeners greater understanding of the profound influence of African heritage on our traditions and identities. Come listen to this culture keeper and be enlightened and inspired.

He is also an author, teacher, consultant, poet, writer, actor, dancer, percussionist, and “verbal illusionist.”

“Storytelling is the most ancient of ancient arts.” -Tejumola Ologboni

Whether in your schools, concerts, festivals, libraries or community centers, bring Teju the Storyteller to your stage for a memorial cultural experience.

Tejumola F. Ologboni
P.O. Box 16706
Milwaukee, WI 53216
(414) 344-6656

You can learn more about Teju at http://www.yourfavoritestorytellers.org/teju.html

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5 Comments

  • By João Martins, July 15, 2010 @ 7:21 am

    Great, great interview. Loved this show, the best I’ve ever heard in the series.

  • By Sherrill Garth, March 4, 2011 @ 6:45 am

    Alafia,greetings, Brother Wolf and Tejumola. I really enjoyed the interview. It reminded me of the olden-ed days, when Tejumola was telling the Uncle Teju story, my favorite. I have been hosting an online internet radio show on literacy featured by Project 2019, called ‘Care To Read’ Tue, Wed,Fri and Sat.evenings from 10;30 to 11;20 P.M. I would appreciate it ,if you and Brother Wolf would be willing to grace my stage and be one of my featured guest. I am covering a segment on relationships, from my latest book, ‘Reordering The Marriage Vowels Of The African American For The Twenty First Century.’ Please do e-mail me,or give me a call Once again , it was a great show. I look forward to hearing from you both. Also Teju on my radio site ,please check out my latest poetry book. I’ve just completed my second collections of poems. Peace , Love and Blessing Also Teju April is National Poet’s Month. I am going to be doing a dedication to Nina Simone combined the blues and Poetry. I would love for you to be apart of that event. Peace and ONELOVE. Sherrill M. Garth

  • By carrie j ward, April 3, 2012 @ 9:11 am

    Teju,
    I was at the Parker reunion in Milwaukee July 2011 and once again I enjoyed listening to you. I am hoping you’ll be able to attend our next reunion 2013 in Gatlinburg,Tn.Its so good to have you as an adoptee into the Parker family,God be with you always.Cousin Carrie

  • By Patty Kubala, April 5, 2012 @ 8:58 am

    Hi Teju! I live in Cedarburg and am a close friend of Orunamamu who told stories with you at the Milwaukee Museum during Black History Month way back in the early 80s. She celebrated her 91st birthday yesterday and she asked me about you. She had tried to call you a few years back and the number she had was disconnected. She would love to talk with you again and exchange a story or two. Of course, age has taken it’s toll and her traveling has reduced significantly and she carries many fewer bags of “props”. Her spirit is still very vibrant and fun. She spends about 6-7 months in Oakland CA and the other 5-6 in Calgary with her son Eddie. If you feel inclined, her Oakland number and best time to catch her is between 7-8 a.m. our time. She will leave for Calgary April 12, 2012 and can be reached there. Hope you are doing well! Warm regards, Patty

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