You can listen to SWoSSP using the links below or you can stream here on my website by scrolling to the bottom of the page and clicking on the author pictures below.

If you like what you’ve heard and would like to support this project, please use the donation button to contribute to the next series which will feature stories from the four amazing writers below.

  • Celeste by Tade Thompson

  • Petty Blood Sport by Efemia Chela

  • The Pink House by Ola Nubi

  • Vegas by Irenosen Okojie
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My Mother’s Stew & E Go Betta Oh by Sade Adeniran

Narrated by the wonderful Joy Elias Riwan, My Mother’s Stew explores how the smell of a favourite dish triggers a memory from childhood. E Go Betta Oh on the other hand tells the story of a young man returning home to Nigeria after a long absence. This story originally aired on the BBC World Service to commemorate Nigeria’s 50th anniversary of independence.

The Painting by Sade Adeniran

Narrated by the amazing Dona Croll, whose credits include Family Affairs, Doctors and Casualty, The Painting is a supernatural story about two families who disappear into thin air. Although it started life as a short story, I’ve adapted The Painting into a screenplay. It’s still currently in development, so please watch this space for any announcements. 🙂

Mrs Bolanle Benson & Martha Mauden & Co by Sade Adeniran

Two very short stories, Mrs. Bolanle Benson first appeared in the South African edition of Oprah’s magazine and is a story about an older woman renewing her vows. Thesecond story, Martha Mauden & Co follows the story of a mentally ill woman. This short story was made into the short film More Cake. You can find film stills, behind the scenes pictures and cast & crew details on the film page of this website.