Sunday, August 12, 2012

Spoken Word Poets that will kiss words and make them dance at WORD UP August 2012




Olulu, the King not from Zulu
is a Writer, Poet and Spoken Word Artist.  He loves reading, writing, dancing, making people happy and generally having fun. He is passionate about Spoken Word Poetry and his dream is to make it a big industry where poets can earn a very decent living from their performances. 
He co-organizes Chill and Relax (a performance poetry event), and is a regular performer at Freedom Hall (V/i and Ikeja). He also performs at other poetry events which  includes Taruwa and Anthill.
He is the editor in chief of an online satire magazine, F-FACTOR Magazine  (www.f-factormagazine.com) and is currently building an entertainment website, www.wordup411.com, which will have core focus on Poetry and literary events.




Atilola
is a multi-faceted entrepreneur. She is a Writer, Editor, Neighbourhood Magazine publisher, and popular writing blogger on atilola.blogspot.com.She also edits books for fellow writers and bloggers and gets them ready for publishing. 
Graduating from University of Lagos at the age of 21, where she studied Computer Engineering, she started consulting with PricewaterhouseCoopers at a very young age.
Because of her style of writing, which most times borders on the reality of the societal ills around us, she has been tagged so many names, ranging from social writer to social commentator. But she sometimes calls herself The Character Thief.
Transiting from consulting into the literary world, she has made giant strides in a very short period. She is the author of Antonyms of a Mirage, the now popularly trending short stories collection in Nigeria, and is currently working on her second novel.
When not writing, or editing books for other writers, she makes natural hair products for women, which she calls her kitchen business. 




Tofarati
is a writer based in Lagos, Nigeria. He has two published books of poems, ORIKI (PRAISE POETRY) and TOWN CRIER and over fifty unpublished manuscripts. He also writes for Acada magazine, Film Afrique, and he is also the past Editor of Inside OOU magazine, a campus based journal.





WORD UP

(A Spoken Word Poetry and Soul Music Event)


It will be an evening of Poetic Expressions in Words and Sounds.


Venue is Lecture Theatre, UNILAG Guest House, Akoka, Lagos

Date is 18th of August 2012 

Time is 3pm to 6pm