Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Organizing a poetry event? She will show how best it is done.

Olajumoke Olubunmi Alawode-James, has a Masters degree in International Law and Diplomacy from the University of Lagos, Nigeria and a first degree in Mass Communication from the same institution, producing two television Documentaries. In 2011, she completed her Masters in Events and Mass Communications from the University of Lagos.

In December 2001, her television programme, "Our Time" was nominated for the TV Programme of the Year by Youth Alive Foundation (YAF).

On November 27th, 2004, "Our Time" presented by ‘Jumoke was nominated for TV Production of the Year by The Nigerian Media Merit Awards held in Port-Harcourt. The next day, November 28th, 2004, ‘Jumoke co-anchored Miss Tourism Nigeria held at the Sheraton Hotels, Abuja delivering stellar performances in both events.

‘Jumoke has worked with the Big Brother Nigeria project and Pilot shoot of "Moments with Mo" managing event and media. She has Stage Managed many comedy shows and awards in Nigeria, as well as Concerts, Product Launches (Kia Quoris Launch), company anniversaries (Interswitch 10th anniversary), St. Moritz Style Selection, St. Moritz Style Awards, MTN Y'ello Concert in Enugu, Jazz Nite with Al Jarreau & Kunle Ayo, Star Mega Jamz, Hip Hop World Awards, Soundcity television launch, African Movie Academy Awards 2007, Silverbird at 25, amongst many others.

‘Jumoke moved on to become Production Manager at Showbiz Network Services, a sister company to Edi Lawani & Associates, managing the company's projects. She is also Principal Partner of Smiles, an event packaging company that manages the Nigeria portfolio of Kunle Ayo (South African based Nigerian Jazz Guitarist) amongst others. Olajumoke is Advisor and Liason Nigerian Culture and General Issues Women, UNESCO since November 2008. A member of Nigerian Professionals since January 2004 and Associate Member of Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, her company, Oluwaloninyo Limited (Media and Events), was registered in May 2009, to produce TV shows and manage events.

In August 2010, ‘Jumoke alongside her friends started FreedomHall; an open mic event to show-case the talents of many professionals who would not have had the opportunity to express themselves; in live music, spoken word, poetry, comedy, dance, etc. 3 years on, FreedomHall is now of international repute with several international stars gracing her stage. ‘Jumoke is currently a co-host of “Your View” every morning on TV Continental Lagos.

Come Saturday, September 14, 2013 from 2pm, she will be talking on Events Management/Poetry Events organisation at the seminar on The Business of Spoken Word Poetry in Nigeria. 
The venue is Bogobiri House, No. 9 Maitama Sule Street, off Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria and attendance is FREE!!!!


i2X Media Company Limited, 
organizers of WORD UP 


"The Business Of Spoken Word Poetry in Nigeria."

Topics to be discussed

1. The art of Spoken Word Poetry (from Page to Stage).
2. Events Management/Poetry Events organisation
3. Branding yourself 
4. Branding your event 

Speakers/ Facilitators:  

Shina Atilola 
(Group Head, Strategy and Communications, Sterling Bank)

Kelvin Orifa
(Manager, Youth Market at MTN Nigeria)
Chiedu Ifeozo 
Published Writer and Spoken Word Poet) 

Donna K 
Top Female Spoken Word Poet in Nigeria) 

Olajumoke Alawode- James
(co-organizer, FREEDOMHALL, a weekly open mic Poetry and Music event)

Date is September 14, 2013.

Venue is Bogobiri House, No. 9 Maitama Sule Street, 
off Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos  

Time is from 2pm.

Attendance is FREE!!!!


  1. I wonder if a recorded version of this program can be made available. What do you say?