Along with being the 1st and only poet to have a poem named 'download of the week' on iTunes; this National Poetry Slam Champion and 3 X National Poetry Slam Finalist has been featured on a variety of media outlets including 7 appearances on 6 seasons of HBO's Russell Simmons presents Def Poetry, NBC, ESPN, Oxygen Network, Current TV, Nike Battlegrounds, Reebok, Adidas, NBA, CNN, Artisan Films' Belly DVD, Complex and Billboard Magazine, several national commercial spots, 5 National Tours including the Tony Award Winning Russell Simmons presents Def Poetry Jam International Tour and 2 Spoken Word documentaries, SP!T and the sequel to 1997s cult doc Slam Nation, Slam Planet.
Shihan recently signed an exclusive Sponsorship deal with Sports Giant, adidas and is the current voice for The Sprite Street Mix, a radio program broadcasted in over 13 countries in Africa.
His abilities to transcend cultural and generational boundaries have made Shihan a much sought after talent.
All the above and more not stated here, are the reasons Shihan Van Clief is our guest poet for the biggest Spoken Word Poetry in Nigeria. So come May 18 2013, Shihan will be live on stage at WORD UP Volume 4, holding at Terra Kulture Hall, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria, West Africa. Doors open at 2pm.
WATCH HIS DEF POETRY VIDEOS BELOW: