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Call for Participation: Minna Poetry Slam 2021 ~ Just For Words

  Just For Words Arts Initiative invites spoken word poets all over Nigeria to participate in the Minna Poetry Slam 2021 and win N50,000 in cash prize.   Minna Poetry Slam 2021 consists of three rounds covering three themes. Participants will be eliminated from each round up until the final round, where the judges will pick a winner for the prize. Each participant is expected to have poems for each round. The poems must be written and performed by the original author. THEMES AND TIME LIMITS Round 1: Rape — 1 minute Round 2: Violence — 2 minutes Round 3: Mental Health — 3 minutes There are only 20 slots for participants this year. Apply now and get shortlisted. Registration for the slam is for a fee of N1,000. Payment confirms registration. Minna Poetry Slam 2021 will be judged by a panel of individual judges. For participation, send a message via any of our social media handles, email or the WhatsApp numbers below, with your full name and formal intention to parti

Poetry By Sunsampaul Egwu

On Nigeria's Democracy Day, we serve you the poetry of Sunsampaul, the Philosopher.  Come into his thoughts on poetry and Nigeria. Enjoy.   POETRY IS LIFE Poetry is the heart of art The ladder that take a person of exceptional talent to the top The light that brightens the life of human The echoes of children of the street Poetry is the prophecy of a prophet Poetry is not only what we do Poetry is who we are We write poetry, speak poetry, preach poetry We are poetry Poetry is the Mouth piece that speak peace more than a chief priest Poetry is the hope of the wussies Poetry is the future of the boys and girls who went and never returned Poetry is the calabash that can never be broken Because Poetry is life I'M EVERYWHERE Don't look for me in only a place of worship, I'm everywhere, anywhere you call on me, I'll be. I'm in your small dark room that lacks proper ventilation, Even though it is not like a palace;