#NaijaPoetrySlam Check Entries for Naija Poetry Slam

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Last updated on April 6th, 2018 at 04:10 pm

Guess you have heard of #NaijaPoetrySlam hosted by Bassey Ikpi going on. If you haven’t, check the video announcement. 

What is Poetry Slam?

Poetry slam is a poetry competition where people/poets perform their poems in front of audience and are judged by the audience based on their performances.  According to Poets.org

A slam itself is simply a poetry competition in which poets perform original work alone or in teams before an audience, which serves as judge. The work is judged as much on the manner and enthusiasm of its performance as its content or style, and many slam poems are not intended to be read silently from the page. The structure of the traditional slam was started by construction worker and poet Marc Smith in 1986 at a reading series in a Chicago jazz club. The competition quickly spread across the country, finding a notable home in New York City at the Nuyorican Poets Café.

 

                                           Bassey Ikpi 

The contest has been extended till June 27th. Check out some of the entries for Naija Poetry Slam below:

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                                          Cifeozo

            Ifueko Fex Ogbomo (AKA ‘Lady InspiroLogos’)

Search for more #NaijaPoetrySlam entries on YouTube.

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