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Opportunity to sponsor/partner Spoken Word Poetry Events for 2014 in Nigeria

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INTRODUCTION

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 in the society, a means of livelihood for the youths and  a medium of communication among people across the globe. Our dream is to promote poets so we can create a means of employment where they can earn a decent living from their amazing performances.
 
WHAT WE DO (i.e.OUR EVENTS)

We will like to update you as regards our planned events for the new year, 2014.

We have 3 major events that we organize, and they are as follows:

1.    WORD UP (Spoken Word Poetry and Soul Music Event). 

This is a quarterly show that holds in February, May, August and November of every year and features the best Spoken Word Poets in Nigeria all on one stage. It is a major platform for poets across the globe. Previous editions saw 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. word up logo2b

Word Up is arguably the biggest Spoken Word Poetry Event in Nigeria, and from August 2012 to November 2013, six editions of Word up were held providing the much needed visibility for Brands we partnered with. We brought in an internationally renowned Spoken Word Poet (Shihan Van Clief) for Word Up Volume 4 in May 2013, and we celebrated our one year anniversary in August 2013 during Word Up Volume 5Our last event, Word Up Volume 6 held on November 23, 2013 and was centered around the United Nation’s “International day for the elimination of violence against women,” with the theme, “Stop the violence.”

For the coming year 2014, we will be partnering with international poets from across the world. 

 
2.     War Of Words (Slam Poetry Competition)

wow imageThis 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 around the brand’s values and other such matters they might want promoted online.

The competition is done online and on stage involving video presentations, article writing and Performance Poetry. It promises exciting content and results for brands that partner with us.

There will be cash prizes for the top 3 poets and partners can offer additional gifts of value to the winning poets.

3.     Word Up Talk Series (a Seminar/Workshop on the Business of Spoken Word Poetry in Nigeria).

We will be offering workshops, training and tips to empower poets and aspiring poets on how to write and perform good poems as well as turn it into profit. Brand mangers and Executives of the sponsoring brand(s) will have speaking opportunities at this event(s).

 

Please find below our event calendar for 2014.

 Date Venue Activities of the event Major Highlights Status/ Level of Completion Benefits to the sponsors
February 15, 2014 Lagos WORD UP a Spoken Word Poetry Event interlaced with soul music. This event will feature only A-list poets and the spoken word poems will center around love and how together we can make it work for the greater good of Nigeria. It will be a Love themed event. 100% Branding Opportunity across all touch points. Advert placements in our DVDS sold across the country, and around the world. Brand exposure on social media sites and affiliated websites e.g. Google plus, Youtube, Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, Pin Interest, Naij.com, Linda Ikeji Blog, BellaNaija etc. Media exposure. Product/ Services Experience and Sampling  Speaking Opportunity  Database Acquisition and so much more. 
May 2014  Lagos Seminar on the Business of Spoken Word Poetry in Nigeria We will have established Spoken Word Poets, Event Managers, Business Mangers  and Brand Experts come train and talk to new and aspiring Spoken Word Poets. 50%
June 2014 V.I, Lagos War Of Words (slam poetry competition) that is open to all category of people. There will be pre-selection activities to prune down the online entries  to 15 poets before the event date. The event will have a theme to match Sponsor’s brand name/ brand phrase. The top 3 poets get cash prizes and will perform at the next WORD UP event, Online submission of entries for the competition will kick off in March 2014.30%
August 2014 Lagos WORD UP a Spoken Word Poetry Event interlaced with soul music. This event will feature only A-list poets and soul singers that have been pre-selected to perform. 2nd Anniversary Edition of our event and we will feature an internationally renowned Spoken Word Artist. Negotiation is on going  20%
November 2014 Lagos WORD UP a Spoken Word Poetry Event interlaced with soul music. This event will feature only A-list poets and soul singers that have been pre-selected to perform. It will be centered around the United Nation’s “International day for the elimination of violence against women.” It will be themed, “Weaker sex, but not a punching bag.” 10%

 

 4.   TV and Radio Partnerships 

We are in talks with TV and Radio stations for an on air poetry show morning of every weekday and in the evenings during the weekend.

We will keep you updated with progress so you can latch on to this and receive the much needed visibility for your brand and products.

We are available for further clarifications.

 

WHERE YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE

Don’t take our words for it, please visit https://wordup411ng.com/, and http://wordup411.blogspot.com/, where pictures, videos and information about our events and the organization can be accessed. While you are at it please feel free to check out our YOUTUBE channel, http://www.youtube.com/user/olulu4eva?feature=mhee and http://www.youtube.com/user/WordUpNigeria for video clips of some of our events. We also have a very active twitter handle @wordup411 and a facebook page “WORD UP.”

 

WHAT’S NEXT?

Performance Poetry and Spoken Word Event is the next tidal wave that will sweep through Africa. The good part is it captures all genres of people, and creates job opportunities for our youths.

Do not miss the opportunity to ride on the waves.

We can’t wait to read from you so we can start a partnership that will be mutually beneficial to both parties.

 

Regards

Olumide Holloway

For: i2X Media Company Limited

+2348025070892

+2348038315055

holla@wordup411ng.com

Wordup4one1@gmail.com

olulu4ever@gmail.com

i2xmedia@gmail.com

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