Who better to judge a poet than an Emcee, who is also a free styling poet that runs his own weekly shows in Lagos and Abuja?
Who better to judge a poet than one of the Amazons of Spoken Word Poetry in Nigeria?
Who better to judge a poet than a master poet who runs a monthly open mic poetry show and has 3 recorded singles and videos?
Who better to judge a poet than someone who has handled a lot of content on air, online and off line?
We present to you our judges for War Of Words 3 (Slam Poetry Competition):
Tope Sadiq aka Torpdeo Mascaw is an IT consultant during the day and a poet by night,having worked for a mobile telecommunications company for a number of years, he decided to follow his passion and the Freedom group was born. The Freedom Group consists of:
Freedom Studios: a kitchen where great alternative Music, Film and Poetry are produced.
Freedom Hall: a platform where talent is discovered ,nurtured and exposed on a national stage. The event currently runs in Lagos and Abuja on a weekly basis.
Freedom Records: a music and film distribution channel via online and mobile.
FreedomHall Arts Foundation: is an NGO through which we can help the less privileged in our Midst and in other Nations.
Tope Sadiq is currently Director of Content for e-Scape Technology as well as Executive Producer FreedomHall.
His hobbies are Fishing, Chess, Cooking and Swimming
The Poet, Donna
She is a Senior Associate in Nigeria’s leading internationally recognized law firm, “Adepetun, Caxton-Martins, Agbor & Segun” (www.acas-law.com). She is a legal/regulatory specialist with over 11 years of experience in extensive research and practice in Oil & Gas, Corporate Commercial, Labour, Property and Environmental law sectors. She is a high ranking member of the Energy and Project Finance Group of the Firm.
Donna, since childhood, has had an unwavering love for the arts, winning prizes in literature and fine arts in her secondary school, Atlantic Hall Co-Educational Secondary School. She started writing her thoughts at the young age of 13 and has not stopped since then.
Donna’s style of writing invokes a lot of imagery as she takes her audience on a vocal and imaginative journey through every poem she recites. She is often invited to recite poems written by other artistes who have favoured and enjoyed her creative style of delivery.
Her vision is to deploy words into the conscious self of every human being; cause them to pause, reflect and adjust the decisions they make which impact on their lives and on the lives of the people around them. She believes that change comes within the individual and that if thoughts and decisions are deployed effectively, then the resultant actions would eventually permeate the moral and social fibre of a community and the world at large – one individual, one thought, one decision at a time.
So Be It.
Jeffery Jaiyeola aka Plumbline is a Modern day Renaissance man…Geoscientist, Poet, Songwriter, Political Blogger (rantingsofthetalakawa.blogspot.com, qwertytyrantino.wordpress.com) and Hip Hop Rap/Spoken Word artist.
Plumbline was born in Lagos Nigeria, in his Lagos Island hometown.Growing up, he was influenced by Local Poets like the late Mamman Vatsa and later on caught up with the works of the Late Ken Saro Wiwa.
His defining moment was when he heard Kurtis Blow’s “Basketball” and “If I ruled the World” in the Early/Mid Eighties. Having been on Michael Jackson’s pop and Boney M’s Discotheque, this was to him a paradigm shift. By the time he was in high school, he started writing his own rhymes but did not go into active recording till 2006/2007, the time he concluded his Masters Degree in Applied Geophysics, five years after a first Degree in Geology.
He is a sought out Spoken Word performer at Taruwa, Lydia Sobogun’s Poetry/Open Mic event, and a plethora of other Spoken Word Events. He pioneered a Spoken Word event, Chill and Relax, which still holds on strong in the hearts of Gbagada, Lagos.
He has a forthcoming EP titled TyRantimus, 7 Days WERK, a project written (by Plumbline) and produced (By Kraft) in Seven Days.
And our Celebrity Judge of the day:
He is the General Manager Production – Upfront and Personal (UPGMC MEDIA), where he creates Radio contents for Sports, Entertainment and Business shows. He also research materials and stories for daily recording, supervise researcher, review stories and edit scripts, Present or read (voice) scripts, supervise audio editing, and listen to the final mix down of all shows before being sent to airing radio stations.
He interview guests, coordinates daily programming activities, engage in other company projects – e.g. EVENTS. He advises on social media publishing and publicity, communicate with airing stations regularly, and carry out weekly production training and more.
He is the Owner/General Manager of Milewave Communications Limited, a public relations outfit that centers on creative/ideas and execution.
He was the Content Producer/Director of OMG/OSMI, where he helped create television contents (programs, scripts, jingles etc.), edit and produce Radio/TV Adverts, present key sports shows and also Direct onset Production.
He was a Principal Executive/presenter/producer at 88.9 Brila FM, where he presented top notch radio programs, sports machine, backpass, MTN player scorecard and more. He also played a major role as an ON AIR PERSONALITY for the morning, afternoon and night shifts spanning through 4-5 years of duty. The other aspects of duty included music log creation, editing of scripts, production of radio shows, jingles and management of evening team mates (junior colleagues) to make sure everything was in place.
i2X Media Company Limited presents
War Of Words 3 (Slam Poetry Competition).
On Sunday June 22, 2014, 15 exciting Spoken Word Poets will go head to head on stage at #WarOFWords3 (aka WORD WAR 3).
Up for grabs are:
First Prize: N100,000.00 (One Hundred Thousand Naira)
Second Prize: A brand new Android powered Phone
Third Prize: N10,000.00 worth of Recharge Card.
The top 3 poets also get to perform at the next Word Up Volume 8 (#WordUpVol8) in August 2014.
Date is Sunday June 22, 2014
Venue is Ozone Lounge, 3rd floor E- Centre Mall/ Ozone Cinemas Building,
1-11 Commercial Avenue, Off Herbert Macaulay Road, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria.
Time is from 2:00 pm.
Gate is Free .
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