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 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 5. Our 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.
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.
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.
For: i2X Media Company Limited