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War Of Words 2: an exciting display of poetic prowess.

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The 2nd edition of Nigeria’s foremost Slam Poetry competition, War Of Words, was held on December 15, 2013 at Prince of Anthony in Anthony Village. The event was a wonderful and exciting display of poetic verses, punch lines and rhyme schemes by new and upcoming poets. Each of the 16 poets gave a good account of themselves and the audience enjoyed every bit of it as they cheered every poetic line and snapped their fingers at each punch lines.

The judges of the day were Donna the poet, Bob Ekat and Efe Paul, and aside scoring the poets, they also commented and advised the poets  after each round of the competition.

The winner of the competition was Chika Jones, who also won the $500 prize money. The 1st and 2nd runner up were Shegzrhym and Ehiz d poet, and their efforts was appreciated by one of the judges, Donna the poet, who gave each of them a cheque for N10,000.

Here are some of the pictures from the very exciting event.

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Sacrificial Poet of the day – D-Ray (2nd runner up, War Of Words 1).

The Slam Poets:

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Osigwe Benjamin

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Yetunde George

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Poetstreet
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Prestige the Wordsmith

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High On Words
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I am Rage

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Foursyte Bogani
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Shegzrhym

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Chiemezie Ibe

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Omorogbe Eseosa aka Thinkingpen

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Kruseaphix

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Ehiz d poet

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Slimzy
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Mac Dave
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Atilola Ajayi

 

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Chika Jones
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The Slam Poets

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Ehiz being hugged by one of the judges after performing an emotional piece about his late mother.

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Cross section of the Slam Poets

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Our Emcees: Don Fabrino and Duvy

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Top 8 Slam Poets

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Face off to determine who picks the last spot for the top 5 slam poets

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Top 5 Slam Poets

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Our Judges: Efe Paul, Bob Ekat and Donna the Poet

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Olulu, the King not from Zulu (One of the promoters of War Of Words Slam Poetry Competition)

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Winner of War Of Words 2 Slam Poetry Competition – Chika Jones

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Chika Jones, the winner of War Of Words 2, being presented with the prize money of $500 by Olulu (the King not from Zulu)

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Donna the Poet writing and giving out two cheques of N10,000 each for Shegzrhym and Ehiz i.e. the 2nd and 3rd runner up respectively

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Vocal Slender performing at War Of Words 2

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DJ Mac Sio

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Am I impressed? Hell yeah…just sad that I wasnt invited…thought I dont do spoken word..just watching would have been good enough…

    But wait, why do all the guys have some funny names? Why did they eliminate their real names? *Just pondering though*

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