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 2 years, we have successfully organized over 30 Spoken Word Poetry events in Nigeria on a monthly, quarterly and bi-annual basis. Our poetry events include:
- WORD UP (a platform for established poets)
- War Of Words (Slam Poetry Competition)
- Chill and Relax (a monthly Open Mic Poetry Event)
- Word Up Mini Series (a monthly Open Mic Poetry competition Event) and
- Word Up Talk/ Seminar Series (a forum to train and educate upcoming poets).
We have engaged over 10,000 people through our interactive social media platforms and provided a stage for over 100 poets to showcase their talent to the world.
We also have a weekly Spoken Word Poetry show on the NTA Network (DSTV and Local) that airs every Sunday by 3pm with repeat broadcasts on Wednesday by 10am and Friday by 5.30am.
Our vision is to create a vibrant Spoken Word Poetry Industry intriguing to the audience and poets alike.
WHAT WE DO (i.e.OUR EVENTS)
We will like to update you as regards our events for the new year, 2015.
We have 3 major events that we organize, and they are as follows:
1. WORD UP (Spoken Word Poetry and Soul Music Event).
Word Up is arguably the biggest Spoken Word Poetry Event in Nigeria. It is an event that feature performances by established and celebrated Spoken Word Poets all on one stage. From August 2012 to date, 8 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 one of our events in 2013 and we celebrated our 2nd year anniversary in 2014.
For the coming year 2015, we will be partnering with international poets from across the world.
2. War Of Words (Slam Poetry Competition)
This is a performance poetry competition that allows poets from all over Nigeria compete against each other. We have successfully held 4 editions of this event on a bi-annual basis from June 2013 till date.
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 will be both 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. 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.
Please find below our event calendar for 2015.
|Date||Venue||Activities of the event||Major Highlights||Status/ Level of Completion||Benefits to the sponsors|
|March 2015||Lagos||WORD UP Volume 9: 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.||The theme will revolve around Nigeria and the event will feature some of Nigeria’s established and exciting Spoken Word poets.||75%||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 on TV and radio.
Product/ Services Experience and Sampling
Database Acquisition and so much more.
|April 2015||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 2015||Lagos||Season 5 of 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 April 2015.50%|
|September 2015||Lagos||WORD UP Volume 10: 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.||3rd Anniversary Edition of our event and we will feature internationally renowned Spoken Word poets.||40%|
||Season 6 of 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 October 2015.30%|
WHERE YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE
Don’t take our words for it, please visit https://wordup411ng.com/ , http://wordupnaija.tv/, 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.
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND ENQUIRIES ON PARTICIPATION, SPONSORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIP
Please Call: Olumide 08025070892, Ayo 07068400846, Daniel 08053001608, Fabian 08030635360, Quazeem 08080918265
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Performance Poetry and Spoken Word is the tidal wave now sweeping 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.