The Custodians of African Literature COAL is set to host Spoken Rhythm 2017, an event of live Performance Poetry, music and theatre which will bring together the best in the spoken word industry in Nigeria. No worries, the kind of poetry at this event isn’t the kind you’re familiar with, this is distinct, it is spoken word, easy to understand, fun to listen to and of course it will sure blow your mind. We assure you that simple words can communicate deep truths that can also make you laugh, cry and wonder, so come and we will
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HEY THERE! Amidst the tension and turbulence of a troubled nation as Nigeria, it is necessary youths come together to talk, have deliberations on the way forward. And where else is best for this if not at COAL's Open mic where we talk, learn, inform, educate and enjoy thrilling performances from each other. So, it is that time again where we all sit, enjoy and give constructive criticism of beautiful performances from just about anyone who has something beautiful to share before an audience. Come witness the very best of
The Red Cap Poet (TRCP) presents Guts of gods; a spoken word poetry event series hosted by Ruddapoet and started in 2016. The series features performances by established and up-and-coming spoken word poets. Performances also include special appearances by well-known poets and musicians, as well as occasional performances by Ruddapoet himself. Created for the lovers of the show as a spin-off from the popular Def Poetry, which aired on HBO since the 90's. As with guts of gods, Rudolph appears at to use the medium to teach the
Against the backdrop of this history and in the light of its rebirth, admission into the Hilltop HeArt Poetry Class set in the heart of the magical, breathtaking city of Jos is ongoing. Among other attractions the six week program will afford applicants Automatic membership into international literary associations Automatic registration into the Jos Poetry Slam First hand opportunity to be mentored by internationally acclaimed poets and writers. Opportunity for publication in literary journals, on air presence and voice
The Custodians Of African Literature COAL, presents the Book reading and Signing of ''There Is A Lunatic In Every Town'' by Bash Amuneni. About the Author Bash Amuneni, noted as one of Nigeria's top performance poets, is an essayist and banker with a degree in Architecture. His first spoken word poetry album 'Freedom' was released in 2015. Bash's artistic work is laced in intimacy, folklore, memory and the human condition. Bash has performed at various poetry platforms including The Lagos International Poetry Festival, the
Spoken Word Artist: Andrew Patience (AP)
Location: Jos, Nigeria,
Year of Publication: 2016
No of Tracks: 14
Duration: 55 minutes.
Reviewer: Adebote Seyifunmi (Lagos, Nigeria)
The spoken word poetry album, I AM should be of great interest to mind curious about Africa, her culture and arts. Those interested in unravelling life’s mystery would also be caught in a similar web. Personally, little is known of Andrew Patience, I wasn’t even ‘fortunate’ to meet her at the Abuja
Celina Kile is an award winning spoken word artist and a stage dramatist who hails from Benue State Nigeria, but based in Kaduna State at the moment. She has passion for social issues and has chosen to be an advocate via poetry and acting. "Dark Memories" is a spoken word piece that centers on the issue of Rape and societal stigmatization towards rape victims, however, it tries to help the victim break free from every limitation to become whatever she aspires to be confidently. Link drops 12am 7th January.
If you have a Christian upbringing like me, you are likely to complete the phrase "I am" with '...that I am'. So when I saw "I am" as the album title my first response was with curiosity; 'I am what? I am who? What about I am?' and more I thought! These were some of the answers I gathered as I listened to the album:
I am the daughter of a strong woman who sacrificed much for me to be a symbol that defies societal norms and ideals; becoming the voice of reason. I am the guardian and custodian of