Poetry is not what we do, poetry is who we are – Olulu.
Please find below i2X Media’s planned Spoken Word Poetry events for 2016:
1. War Of Words Africa
2. Word Up in 3 Cities
3. Word Up Talk Series 2016 Conference
ABOUT i2X Media
i2X Media Company Limited is a major organizer of Spoken Word Poetry Events in Nigeria. We are passionate about Spoken Word Poetry as a genre of entertainment, a tool to increase the level of literacy, a means of livelihood and a medium of communication among people across the globe.
In the last 3 years, we have successfully organized over 40 Spoken Word Poetry events in Nigeria on a monthly, quarterly and bi-annual basis. Our poetry events include WORD UP, War Of Words, Chill and Relax (Open Mic), Word Up Mini Series (Open Mic) and Word Up Talk/ Seminar Series. We have engaged over 10,000 people through our interactive social media platforms and provided a stage for over 200 poets to showcase their talent to the world.
The reception to our Spoken Word events has greatly improved, as attendance at our events is an aggregate of over 3,000 people. And with our real time twitter updates, online video streaming and post event activities (videos, pictures and event reports) we have over 5,000 people listening, watching and enjoying our events.
We also have a poetry social media community – www.warofwordsng.com, where people from all over the world partake in our online performance poetry competitions, upload their poetry video and audio files, watch poetry videos, and also, listen to “poetry on the go” from their mobile phones.
Our investment in the development of the spoken word poetry art form in Nigeria and beyond is over N20 million (i.e. $100,000 @N200/$1), and most of our events have been self-financed.
Our vision is to create a vibrant Spoken Word Poetry Industry intriguing to the audience and poets alike; thus allowing creative individuals to earn a living from their poetic talents and skills.
In the year 2015, our vision can be said to have been partly achieved with the swift increase in Poetry events all over Nigeria (i.e. from 8 major poetry events annually to over 3 poetry events monthly).
WHAT WE DO (i.e. OUR CORE EVENTS)
We have 3 major events that we organize, and they are as follows:
- WORD UP (Spoken Word Poetry and Soul Music Event): This is a quarterly show that holds every year and features the best Spoken Word Poets in Nigeria all on one stage. It is a major platform for aspiring and established poets across the globe. Previous editions of Word Up events saw Internationally Renowned Spoken Word Poets from Namibia, England and America grace the stage. We also feature celebrities who come on stage to read, recite and/or perform poems. It is the stage to be for aspiring and established poets.
- War Of Words (Performance Poetry Competition): This is a performance poetry competition that allows poets from all over Nigeria compete against each other. What makes this exciting is that the Brand that partners with our team will receive leverage as the entries will be centered on the brand’s values and other such matters they might want promoted online. Poets who have competed at our competitions have been invited to perform abroad by various organisations including UNAIDS and Swiss Malaria Group.
- Word Up Talk Series: a Seminar/Workshop on the Business of Spoken Word Poetry in Nigeria.
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Telephone: Olumide 08025070892, Ayo 07068400846, Eduvie 07080497232, Daniel 08053001608, Fabian 08030635360, Quazeem 08080918265