For this maiden edition of War Of Words, we had a total of 23 video entries/ submission from Spoken Word Poets in different parts of Nigeria using the theme "In it to win."
We even had entries from 10 and 16 year old females poets. However, only 15 poets can be selected to compete on stage at the main event on Sunday June 30, 2013.
So after plenty argument and disagreement, our in-house judges finally reached a consensus. Though we must mention that picking the 15 finalists was no easy task. We know and appreciate the efforts put into all the video submissions.
We know each poet is unique in his or her own right and trying to say a poet is better than the other can be perceived as an injustice to creativity. Thus, we say a big THANK YOU to the poets who entered for the competition. But the rules of the competition limits us to 15 poets, so we have to choose, and this we did.
The 15 finalists for the maiden War Of Words -Slam Poetry Competition in no particular order, are as follows:
- Alexandra Zion
- Titilayo Mabogunje
- D Ray
- Felix D Great
- Seye La Poet
- Osowe Olugbenga
- Emeka Otoba
- Dare Dan
- Saint Rhymes
Wild Cards (in case one of the chosen 15 poets does not show up). To be chosen as listed:
- Momodu Ehiz
- Mac Dave
Thank you all, and you are cordially invited to "War Of Words.”
Venue is Bogobiri House, No. 9, Maitama Sule Street, off Awolowo Road, South West Ikoyi, Lagos.
Date is Sunday June 30th 2013
Time is 3 pm.
Gate is Free (but do buy a WORD UP DVD at the gate to support us, and buy yourself a drink when inside).