My name is Uduak-obong Jackson aka Slimzy; and I am one of the 16 finalists to compete on stage at War Of Words 2 (Slam Poetry Competition).
I’m a spoken word poet and a writer. A final year student of Nasarawa State University Keffi, studying Sociology.
Writing is the only way I express myself and share my own views about things. It goes beyond putting mere words on paper.
I have a couple of people I look up to in terms of spoken word. The likes of Propaganda, Jackie Hill, Janette…ikz, Ezekiel Azonwo and David Bowden.
This gift of writing I believe is for one purpose; to reach out to people (especially the youth), giving them a reason to see life in a positive point of view not minding the current economic situation or personal issues in their life.
For this reason, I have a blog where I post some of my works @www.slimzyjackson.wordpress.
My twitter handle is @Xquisita and on facebook- www.facebook.com/uduakobong.
I believe words are weapons that can be used in both negative and positive ways. I’ve chosen to use it the positive way.
The video is Slimzy’s #WarOfWords2 Video entry, and War Of Words 2 (Slam Poetry Competition) comes up on Sunday December 15, 2013.