Peterborough III: Oseko's Secret Life

Oseko Ogega is a working class hero with a gift of the gab. He leads a double life, and it’s got him at a crossroads: should he be a working stiff or follow his passion? A rap battle in the wilderness helps unlock the secret of his struggle.
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Oseko Ogega is a fish out of water in the forest by Big Bald Lake. He paces the boathouse deck trying to get his phone to work. The first thing you notice about this Kenyan-Canadian is his verbal dexterity. He's a working class hero with a gift of the gab. Oseko leads a double life, keeping his true passion a secret. It's got him at a crossroads: should he be a working stiff or follow an uncertain path?

A rap battle between a realtor, electrician, Sook-Yin, and Oseko helps unlock the secret of his struggle.

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On Big Bald Lake in Peterborough county, it’s cottage country! (Veronica Simmonds)
Downtown dude Oseko Ogega isn’t used to all this nature. He tries to get his phone to work, but there is no service. (Veronica Simmonds)
The hard hat Oseko wears while working security on a construction site has to do with a difficulty. (Veronica Simmonds)
We climb up to the the cramped attic to mull over what Oseko should do. (Veronica Simmonds)
Oseko has to make a tough decision, one that won’t sit well at work. (Veronica Simmonds)
The next morning, Sook-Yin scrambles out of her sleeping bag. (Veronica Simmonds)
Rise and shine! Trudy’s been up for hours. (Veronica Simmonds)
Early bird Orville was up at the crack of dawn. (Veronica Simmonds)
Oseko has a plan in mind for his future. (Veronica Simmonds)
Sleepover survivors huddle for a final snap. (Veronica Simmonds)
Former strangers, no longer strangers, make their way back to the world. (Veronica Simmonds)