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Are you ready to be a celebrated spoken word poet??? #VAPOWOW8 #WarOfWords8


Registration for the foremost Spoken Word Poetry Competition in Nigeria, War Of Words Season 8, is now on

The competition will feature 60 finalists in 4 quarterfinals, one semifinal and a Grand Final.

Up for grabs are:

  • N250,000 (i.e. US$600) for the winner, N150,000 (i.e. US$400) for the 1st runner up and N100,000 (i.e. US$250) for the 2nd runner up.
  • There will be prizes for the top three poets at each of the 4 quarterfinals, i.e. 1st, 2nd and 3rd gets N50,000, N30,000 and N20,000 respectively.
  • There will be consolation prizes for other contestants/ poets.
  • The best poem/ poetry performance of the entire competition gets N50,000.

The competition is open to all Poets (within and outside Nigeria) whether or not they have performed at any War Of Words or WORD UP event.

The schedule of the competition is as follows:

  • Submission of videos by poets/ contestants based on a pre-determined theme, and this will be from 12 am on Sunday August 18, 2019 till Midnight of Monday September 30, 2019.
  • Selection and announcement of the 60 finalists that will battle it out in the main event of the competition. The 60 poets will be announced on or before Wednesday September 25, 2019
  • The main event (on stage performance of the finalists) is scheduled to hold over 5 weeks and will feature the 30 finalists in 3 quarterfinals, one semifinal and a Grand Final.
  • The Quarter finals will hold on Sundays of October 27, November 3 and 10, 2019.
  • The Semifinal holds on Sunday of November 17, 2019.
  • The Grandfinal holds on Sunday of December 1, 2019.

Here are all you have to do:

  1. Pay the registration fee of N5,000 using this link https://paystack.com/pay/clg738q627  or click on this link to do a transfer https://wordup411ng.com/pay-your-registration-fee-for-war-of-words-season-8/. Please ensure your name is well stated on the deposit slip/ payment page/ bank teller. 
  2. Sign up and Register on https://www.poetreel.com/ and upload any 2 or 3 original poems of yours in WAV or MP3 (Audio) Format. None of the poems should be a studio recording.
  3. Upload your (2 minutes or less) video on Instagram performing an original poem that is in English, pidgin English or a combination of both in line with the theme of the competition (SEE THEME BELOW).
  4. Please note that all non-English words used in the poem must be explained in the information box of the video.
  5. The submitted video must be one camera, one poet and recorded specifically for the competition. No live performance videos, no music, no props and no special effects. Please note that all poets are limited to one submission ONLY.
  6. Follow and tag @wordup411 and @vapoafrica on your entry video on Instagram, and ensure your video contains the official hashtag #VAPOWOW8 and #WarOfWords8, else your entry is not valid.
  7. Send your name/ stage name, Receipt Number (of your deposit slip/ payment page/ bank teller), Whatsapp phone number, email address, Instagram handle and wordings of your poem to i2XMedia via the message/ chat box in https://www.poetreel.com/ 

War Of Words Season 8 is powered by VAPO Africa

The Theme of War Of Words Season 8


Video submission starts 12 am on Sunday August 18, 2019 (now extended) till Midnight of Monday September 30, 2019. 

The registration fee of N5,000 entitles you to a DVD of the Semifinal or the Grand final of War Of Words Season 7.

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