SOS slam poetry competition was created to challenge spoken word poets (both budding and experienced) to testing their performance level via not just integral but empirical mode, through maverick thinkers, especially directed towards developing the gradually growing spoken word industry in Nigeria.
SLAM PRIZE MONEY
1st Runner-up N15,000.00
2nd Runner-up N10,000.00
The 3 finalists get other additional gifts like books and spoken-word video CDS of past WORDUP and WarOfWord slam poetry competitions.
Schedule of event
Date: Saturday, 20th August, 2016.
Time : 2pm
Venue: 8, Anthony Obe Street, Off Musari Apena Street, Ewutuntun, Mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos – Nigeria.
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LET THE BATTLE FOR THE FINALISTS BEGIN!
SoundOfSages (SOS) was an idea derived from the title of one of Paul Word (Winner of WarOfWords Season 4)’s slam winning piece “SOS” after WarOfWords4 by Bankole Kolawole. The idea expanded into establishing a strictly spoken-word poetry enclave, later with the inclusion of like-minded experienced slam-winning Spoken-word Poets/Artistes like Olayinka Samson Aremu (PoeTHICK Samurai); Paul Word, Kemistree Bakare (Winner of Eko Poetry Slam 2014 and Abuja Literary Slam 2016), James Ademuyiwa (Convener of EmpoweredByWords; a spoken word, music and drama event) and few others.
With a panache for massive development of the gradually growing spoke-word poetry industry in Nigeria, we were moved by the enviable contribution of pacesetters like Olumide “King Olulu” Holloway, Sir Eriata Oribhabor, Efe Paul Azino, Enigmatic Olumide Bisiriyu in the art of poetry promotion in Nigeria, hence the desire to tread that path.
We are likewise disturbed by the increase in criminal activities in the Nigeria of today, due to the rate of unemployment in the country, lack of social amenities, infrastructure, etc thus, the motivation to organize a competition geared at encouraging young word wigglers in channeling their talents towards nation building and positive personal development, at least; hence “SoundOfSages Poetry Slam” 2016.
Spreading the gospel of poetry via talent development, mentoring, speaking words to motivate, chastise and entertain.
SOS is out to encourage young minds to channel their talents towards correcting societal ills, nation building, etc thereby shunning violence and other social vices that may further paint our noble country; Nigeria, in bad light globally.