I am almost running out of breath in order to type this… Yes, my battery might soon die off since NEPA (or DISCO as they call themselves now) have danced away with the light. Weya, there isn’t too much time for talk: OXFAM holds a night of poetry and photos today at British Council, Maitama, Abuja … Continue reading OXFAM NIGHT OF POETRY AND PHOTOS HOLDS TODAY AT BRITISH COUNCIL ABUJA 5PM
Maybe we should learn to hate. Not to love everything, like our heart would have us do. Not to compromise on things that are more of lies, for the sake of – peace. When they piss on the centre of our souls, quenching the one thing that keeps us going –sanity. Maybe we should learn … Continue reading MAYBE WE SHOULD LEARN TO HATE
There’s something about jazz. Have you ever tried listening to it as you work? You should. But there are those, who need an extra touch of soul or some words, spoken words. Ah, you must have heard of our Nigerian spoken word. Blazing through mics in the tones of Daisy Odey, Efe Paul Azino, Bash … Continue reading IN THE NAME OF JAZZ, GIVE US SOME SPOKEN WORD!
It is not confidence. This thing I have is not faith at all. Yes. I began to write only to comfort myself, those afternoons in boarding school with no one else to turn to. Till, one day, someone said to me, ‘Come read to us’, and I went in jeans and faded jumper. With poems … Continue reading I WALK THIS WAY WITH QUIVERING LEGS (Amazing Words) by Ace Spoken Word Poet, Dike Chukwumerije
‘Simply Poetry’ in collaboration with The Abuja Literary Society presents the 4th edition of NIGHT OF THE SPOKEN WORD Nigeria’s number one Performance Poetry and Literary show! Hosted by award-winning Performance Poet, Dike Chukwumerije …featuring Reward Enakerakpor (aka The Storyteller) – ALS Poetry Grandslam Champion (Abuja) Paul Word – 2014 winner of the War of Words (Lagos) … Continue reading PREPARE FOR ABUJA’S ‘NIGHT OF THE SPOKEN WORD’ JANUARY 30TH 2015
READING BUZZ: The Symbols Cuisine Gallery. 8:20pm. It was the Purple Silver Open Mic session. WE had our discussion forum and continued with our readings/performances. We had six performances – largely, okay, all poetry. The first shot was from Kenneth Apine, received with some criticism. Next was Ode Attah with ‘Inner Peace‘, a beautifully written poem that … Continue reading LITERARY BUZZ: PURPLE SILVER OPEN MIC SESSION (25th May, 2013): READING