People, Skin Deep Meets

They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us: Skin Deep meets Hanif Abdurraqib

Nkenna Akunna talks to Hanif Abdurraqib about his book ‘They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us,’ a stunning interrogation of the United States through music.
They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us: Skin Deep meets Hanif Abdurraqib
Art, Skin Deep Meets

Chant Down Babylon: we chat to curators Tobi Kyeremanteng & Ruthie Osterman

In a celebration of Black and Brown lives and experiences, Skin Deep's Nkenna Akunna chats to Tobi and Ruthie on the creation of Babylon Festival.
Chant Down Babylon: we chat to curators Tobi Kyeremanteng & Ruthie Osterman
People, Skin Deep Meets

Representing the Black Diaspora: Aml Ameen and Shantol Jackson on the importance of Idris Elba’s ‘Yardie’

Nkenna Akunna meets with Aml Ameen and Shantol Jackson to talk about their roles in Idris Elba's directorial debut, 'Yardie'.
Representing the Black Diaspora: Aml Ameen and Shantol Jackson on the importance of Idris Elba’s ‘Yardie’
People

Breakin’ shit down and workin’ shit out: a dissection of anti-black racism, action and protest in ‘ear for eye’

Nkenna Akunna meets Kayla Meikle to talk about her role in debbie tucker green's latest production 'ear for eye' at the Royal Court, London.
Breakin’ shit down and workin’ shit out: a dissection of anti-black racism, action and protest in ‘ear for eye’
Skin Deep Meets

Skin Deep meets filmmaker hajooj kuka

Nkenna Akunna chats to filmmaker hajooj kuka about making his film aKasha and telling stories of joy, war, love and rebellion.
Skin Deep meets filmmaker hajooj kuka
Skin Deep Meets

Skin Deep meets Arinzé Kene

Nkenna Akunna meets Arinzé Kene, the second black British playwright in history to have a West End open. They chat Misty, telling truthful stories of black masculinity, and how he is exploding conventional methods of theatre-making.
Skin Deep meets Arinzé Kene
People

Simi Agbaje is highlighting the minds behind the music

The Producers Edit, an early evening foray into the musical minds of some of the UK’s most talented producers.
Simi Agbaje is highlighting the minds behind the music
People

“What they know about a black woman soul?” Reflections on Winsome Pinnock’s Leave Taking

Nkenna Akunna on finding herself in Pinnock's play Leave Taking, and what it means to be seen in a world built to erase you.
“What they know about a black woman soul?” Reflections on Winsome Pinnock’s Leave Taking
People

Returning to the London stage, ‘Umuada’ voices unspoken hurt in British Nigerian homes

On writing a play that confronts the nuances of mental health, migration and motherhood in the urban African diaspora.
Returning to the London stage, ‘Umuada’ voices unspoken hurt in British Nigerian homes
Art

In conversation with Last Yearz Interesting Negro

Our Skin Deep resident reviewer Nkenna Akunna spoke to performance artist Jamila Johnson Small.
In conversation with Last Yearz Interesting Negro
Activism

Cultivating the everyday #BlackGirlMagic: The Year of the Rooster Monk at the Pleasance Theatre

Nkenna Akunna sits down with Giselle Gant and Nathalie Adlam to chat about The Year of the Rooster Monk at the Pleasance Theatre.
Cultivating the everyday #BlackGirlMagic: The Year of the Rooster Monk at the Pleasance Theatre
People

Loss, laughter and resisting the black universal: Nine Night at the National Theatre

Skin Deep's Nkenna Akunna meets Roy Alexander Weise to talk about his play Nine Night, currently on at the National Theatre, London.
Loss, laughter and resisting the black universal: Nine Night at the National Theatre