Arts

Emma has extended her creative portfolio to include performing arts – she was a cast member in theatre show The Ithaca Axis, a modern retelling of the Odyssey that takes place through secret Bristol locations.

Before pursuing undergraduate and post-graduate degrees in media, culture and communication, Emma studied applied Art and Design, including visual and integrated craft studies. Her interest and experience in artistic practices continues to inform her work.

In 2011 Emma co-founded Nbojah Arts, which seeks to showcase the work of African artists and to raise the profile of African art forms. Emma is committed to developing Nbojah Arts as an organisation that supports socially engaged artistic practices.

Emma is a singer-songwriter and piano-player. In the ’00′s Emma was part of Bristol trip-hop/funk collective ‘Southsection’, writing, performing and recording vocals with the band over several years. She is currently a member of the Community Sounds Gospel Choir. Emma now writes/composes/performs her own jazz/soul/funk inspired music and collaborates as a feature singer with other artists. To hear Emma’s distinctive vocal style listen to this clip from ‘True Lies’. (Lyrics/Vocals: Emma, Music: Southsection).

(Page header artwork images, left to centre: ‘Nbojah’ by Emma Agusita, ‘Gwayu Atiko’ Wooden Veneer Collage by Robert Aidoo Taylor, ‘Goddess’ mixed media wallhanging by Emma Agusita).