One of the best Spoken word concert in Africa took place on Saturday, 11th June, 2016. Over 2,000 lovers of poetry within Lagos, outside Lagos and other parts of Africa gathered at The Dome Lekki Lagos Nigeria for the 2nd Edition of Rhyme and Reason “The Excision”.
The event was full to capacity as people streamed in through the gates to see four of the best international Spoken word artistes; Jackie Hill-Perry, Preston Perry, Ezekiel Azonwu and Janette…ikz, as well as, our very own home-grown Nigerian poets namely Plumbline, Atilola, OR.RAW.DAY, Gaise, Ibk Spaceship Boi and DJ Mordu, who all had amazing performances.
The audience were in awe at how much Ezekiel was able to get into the devil character while performing ‘The Letter”. Afterwards, Ezekiel and Janette…ikz pulled off a grand performance in “Ready or Not”, and Janette…ikz got into her role by wearing a wedding dress.
The crowd went wild when Preston and Jackie Hill-Perry performed “The Fall” and they didn’t stop screaming for more than five minutes. Preston’s “Jesus is God; and I dare you to tell me otherwise” lines was repeated by the awed crowd long after the event was over.
One moment to remember for a long time was when Ezekiel led a typical Nigerian worship session in which he literally stole the heart of his fellow Nigerians.
To those who missed the event, you’re not left out, here’s a link to watch from https://youtu.be/gS7WO3c5PJ8
The Excision is certainly a show to remember for a long long time and Rhyme and Reason is getting ready to take the bar higher on their next event. Follow Rhyme and Reason for updates on upcoming projects
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