War of Words Season 7.
The biggest performance poetry contest in Nigeria is ready to kick off the seventh season of the competition and it promises to be as entertaining as you can imagine, even beyond your imaginations.
A quick look at past winners of this poetry slam will convince anyone who knows a thing or two about poetry in Nigeria that this is indeed a big platform to show case art in form of poetry.
Spear headed by Olumide Holloway (Olulu, the king that is not from Zulu), the competition began June 17 when it was announced that interested participants should enter for the competition by registering and posting videos of themselves performing a poem on a predetermined theme. The submissions ended on July 31, 2018 and the 60 poets who would go against each other in the onstage performance were selected, with four among them being past runners up in previous seasons. The chosen 60 were grouped into four groups containing 12 poets each that will battle it out for the 24 slots that are allocated for the semifinals. Of these, only 12 will make it out of the arena and into the grand final.
The winner is assured of going home with N250,000 (or equivalent of $600) and the first runner up will be taking N150,000 (or equivalent of $400) with the second runner up winning N100,000 (or equivalent of $250). There are also numbers of consolation prizes to be won by contestants.
The groups are:
The schedule for the competition is:
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The venue is at:
1, Ebunolu Adegboruwa Lane,
Off Freedom Way,
Lekki Phase 1, Lagos State.
The KÖNA Recreative Hub.
Directions to the place: From Lekki Phase 1 gate, take a bike/keke Marwa/ jog or drive down to the last junction of Admiralty Way i.e. the end of Admiralty Way. Then turn left and look out for Ebunolu Adegboruwa Lane on your right. KÖNA Recreative Hub is the first building by the left, Number One.
Time for each day of the event is 2pm to 6pm and there is no gate fee requirement. All that is needed at the gate is to register and by yourself a drink.