Tejumola "TEJU" Ologboni
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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."

He has many cassettes to his credit such as: "When God Was A Women" - "The Egg that Sang the Blues" - Ham Bones'n Pot Likker (an a Little Bit'o Gospel.

Afflications

  • National Association of Black Storytellers
  • Alpha Phi Alp[ha Fraternity
  • United Black Community Council
  • Hansberry-Sands Community Theatre
  • African World Festival
  • Milwaukee Inner City Arts Council
  • Uptown Center Stage Theatre Company
  • Wisconsin Black Historical Society/Museum

"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

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