Aoiri Obaigbo is the name behind emerging new form of storytelling
Aoiri Obaigbo is the name behind emerging new form of storytelling. Over 40 years ago, in Benin, Aoiri Obaigbo is a literary protege who is described as one of the most profound young writers of Benin.
He gains immediate admission to the University of Benin, quickly gaining grounds for his innovative attempts in his department, including starting up a literary club “Elsa playhouse” which exists almost 40 years later.
He has proffered innovative solutions with Shell, Chevron as well as his own business which he ran for almost 10 years before refocusing his talents on his writing.
Now, 40 years later, he is changing the scape of storytelling in a world completely reshaped by the internet.
Aoiri Obaigbo is the name behind an emerging new form of storytelling on youtube.
While many of his demographic may hide shy away from or even reject new media, this curious innovative creative forges ahead to carve a new path for avid readers and prose enthusiasts.
In 2020, youtube is not only one of the biggest media in the world, according to digitalinformationworld, it is also the most visited website daily.
Awaiting visibility in this world of sometimes surface-level entertainment is “The wretched billionaire”, which is a love story long in the making being retold in dramatic short-form videos by African innovator Aoiri Obaigbo.
Weekly, Aoiri dives into a world of new media finding his footing in a love-struck retelling of a book which serves as a testament of some of his own experiences as a young man in a post-colonial scape. An experience marked by defiance, rising political entanglements, exploring sexuality and emergence of feminism.
As the internet comes together to finally give black creators (such as Jalaiah Harmon who was robbed of her credit in 2020) a voice and presence for their work, Aoiri Obaigbo, an African writer should be well at the forefront of recognition.
Go follow and listen to the oral retelling of his book which is available for free streaming on youtube here.
It currently has a 4-star rating on Amazon books.
For international readers, this book can be purchased on Amazon.com here
For local readers in Lagos who want same-day delivery, the paperback of this book can be purchased here for N3,000 only
The book is also available with all purchases on watreats gift boxes you can find out more about here.
To read the review which also appeared on thisday, click here
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