The Good Word
What’s Happening Now!
It can be a hard job keeping up with Ugochi and her many interests. She remains in service to her community and lives her life on purpose. From performing her music and/or poems LIVE or virtually, locally, nationally and/or internationally, to media interviews, poetry commissions, poetry workshops, writing plays and more. Be the first to find out all about what the African Buttafly is up to.
Ike Poetry Form...for the culture!
In 2015, Ugochi manifested the Ike (pronounced EE-kay) poetry form. Ike is an Igbo word that means "power." An Ike greatly resembles a Haiku poem in form but there is one major difference. It is a Pan African poem of sixteen syllables. First line is three syllables, one syllable for every letter in (RED), Second line is eight syllables (BLACK AND) and third line is five syllables (GREEN) traditionally invoking images inspired by black life, freedom, redemption and power. If you choose to write an Ike poem, use the hashtag #ikepoem and let's elevate and recreate the righteous impressions of blackness WE visualise for the betterment of black life and the black experience in the global diaspora.
From 1865 to Missou
Fear breeds white
retaliation on black lives
Racial Healing Circles Are Here!
Chicago, healing is on the way! Look out for TRHT (Truth Racial Healing & Transformation) circles coming to a neighborhood near you. Create sacred space and time for your divine body and mind. You owe yourself that.
Each day is
another chance to dance in rain
gain wisdom from pain
is the prize, keep your eye on it
'til we meet again
She Through Me,
A Message For The Times
She Through Me™ is a sacred platform that is fertile ground for channeling the feminine forces of nature that are our ascended angels. We tellin' our own stories!!!
Written by She Through Me™ annual soiree hosts Pilar Audain-Reed (Nina Simone) and Ugochi Nwaogwugwu (Miriam Makeba), this powerful prose is a catalyst to understanding the connection between the living and Ancestral realms.
She Through Me™ Cast:
Essence McDowell: Frances Cress Welsing
Eugina Whalen: Ida B. Wells, Madame CJ Walker
Lakiesha Dunn: Margaret Burroughs, Mimi
Loveborne Alexander-El: Sheba
Muteeat Lawal: Maya Angelou
Pilar Audain-Reed: Nina Simone, Peaches
Sadira Muhammad: Katherine Dunham, Four Women
Saidia Murphy: Precious, Four Women
Saundra Benton: Billie Holiday
Ugochi Nwaogwugwu: Miriam Makeba, Gwendolyn Brooks