Segun Lee-French

Nigerian Mancunian Segun is a singer, poet, producer/composer, playwright, film-maker & club promoter, founder member of Manchester’s Speakeasy People poetry collective

Segun Lee-French

Segun Lee-French

Nigerian Mancunian Segun is a singer, poet, producer/composer, playwright, film-maker & club promoter, founder member of Manchester’s Speakeasy People poetry collective. As singer for cult triphop band, Earthling, Segun has performed on MTV, BBC1, VH1 & Canal 5. As a poet and playwright, Segun’s work has been commissioned for broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and Radio Manchester. Segun’s debut solo show, Bro 9 at Contact Theatre, won Best Fringe Performer & Best Design in the prestigious Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards. In autumn 2005, Segun was nominated for the Arts Foundation Performance Poetry award. His most recent play, “Palm Wine & Stout” commissioned by Eastern Angles and the Theatre Writing Partnership will be touring in October 2010. Segun is currently writing a musical, “Venus & the Killer Bees” commissioned by Contact Theatre, Manchester & Eclipse Theatre. Segun’s first poetry collection, Praise Songs for Aliens was published by Suitcase Press in October 2009.

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