The first of kind (in Nigeria) international Poetry Slam competition, tagged War Of Words Africa, is on. The event which started on March 1st will run till May 29th, 2016 and promises to be Entertainingly Exciting and Intellectually Inspiring.
The online Video submission was from March 1 to April 12, 2016. The video theme was “Words give you wings” and over 100 entries were received from African Poets in different parts of the world.
You can watch all the VALID entry videos at http://wordupnaija.tv/
All the poets that submitted VALID videos online will be invited for auditions.
The auditions will hold on Saturday April 23 and Sunday April 24, 2016. The details are as follows:
Day 1: Saturday April 23, 2016 from 12pm to 2pm. Registration of poets starts from 10am to 12pm.
Day 2: Sunday April 24, 2016 from 3pm to 5pm. Registration of poets starts from 2pm to 3pm.
The Venue is Prince of Anthony Hotel No. 27 Oyedele Oguniyi Street, Anthony Village, Lagos.
From the auditions we will select the 20 finalists for the main/ final rounds of the Poetry Slam Competition which will hold from May 1, 2016 to May 29, 2016.
The prizes to be won are
1st Prize : N1 million (i.e. N500,000 cash and an all expenses paid trip to perform at an International Poetry Festival/ event in Europe).
2nd Prize: N300,000
3rd Prize: N200,000
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