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.
The Slam Poets:
Ehiz being hugged by one of the judges after performing an emotional piece about his late mother.
Cross section of the Slam Poets
Our Emcees: Don Fabrino and Duvy
Face off to determine who picks the last spot for the top 5 slam poets
Top 5 Slam Poets
Our Judges: Efe Paul, Bob Ekat and Donna the Poet
Winner of War Of Words 2 Slam Poetry Competition – Chika Jones
Chika Jones, the winner of War Of Words 2, being presented with the prize money of $500 by Olulu (the King not from Zulu)
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
Vocal Slender performing at War Of Words 2