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Word Up Volume 4 - May 2013 - BellaNaija029The 4th Edition of Word Up, the biggest spoken word poetry event in Nigeria held on Saturday 18th May 2013 at Terra Kulture , Victoria Island, Lagos. The organizers i2xMedia promised an exciting event and that it was.

Guests were treated to an evening of poetry at its finest, as some of the best spoken word poets in the country came to “kiss words and make them dance” alongside internationally acclaimed American guest poet, Shihan Van Clief. The event also featured interludes of soul music from Ajibola & Lumynous and the country’s best poets; Efe Paul Azino, Atilola Moronfolu, Dolapo Ogunwale, Jeffrey Jaiyeola (Plumbline), Ivori, Enigmatic Olumide, Torpedo Mascaw, Olumide Holloway (Olulu) among others.

Hosted by Don Fabrino and Duvy, the show had 2 sessions of an inspiring 50 minute performance from Shihan and he rounded up each session to a rousing ovation leaving the audience yearning for more. Another highlight of the evening was an introduction of ‘War of Words‘, a mini slam poetry competition, that was coordinated on stage and Shihan got to pick a winning poet (K-MEX) out of 4 aspiring poets. To find out more or enter for the ‘War of Words’ competition click Here.

Did you miss out on all the fun? The 5th edition comes up on Saturday 17th August 2013. Take a look at the event that was.

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(L-R) Daniel Ikekhuah, Plumbline, Don Fabrino, Shihan, Duvy and K-Mex

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Olulu and Shihan Van Clief

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Shihan and Daniel

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Daniel and Ibironke

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Daniel and Rhona

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Kentoxygen

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Nini Efem

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Shihan and Opeyemi Atte (aka Mc Atte)

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Angelo and Don Fabrino

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Dimeji and Dupe Ajibawo

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Dolapo Ogunwale and Plumbline

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Dollar and Shola Dansu

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Joy Dibia and Erowo Odede

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Don Fabrino and Duvy on stage

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Bob Ekat

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Uche Nwadinachi

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Dolapo Ogunwale

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Torpedo Mascaw

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DJ Swaggz of Maximus Media

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K-Mex

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Ivori

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Plumbline

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Efe Paul

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Erica Licht

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Mayowa

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Ndukwe Onuoha

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Tofarati Ige

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Lumynos

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Wura Samba

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For more information visit: www.wordup411.blogspot.com | Email [email protected] or [email protected] | Follow on Twitter @wordup411, @olulu4ever, @Donfabrino, @talk2duvy and @ikekhuahdan

Credit:
Photography:  McAtte Photography (08036536088) and Le Safe Creationz (08056280342)
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15 Comments

  1. Retrochic

    May 24, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    the only person am seeing is that cute fair guy

    • Berry Dakara

      May 24, 2013 at 5:06 pm

      Join the club. He is FOINE!

    • juho

      May 24, 2013 at 6:11 pm

      I tell u

  2. Joyce Blaque

    May 24, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    Waow! Such colourful event. Sure to attend the next one.

  3. The Real Madam the Madam

    May 24, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    Who is the yellow guy that appeared in all the pictures. Heyyyy boo!

  4. JUSTASKING

    May 24, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    IS HE SINGLE

    • ms lala

      May 24, 2013 at 6:15 pm

      no he’s not….has two or three kids…very very married and he’s a famous poet out here in the states….SHIHAN….his dad was the black belt actor in Bruce lee Enter the dragon…down to earth brother and a brilliant one too..sorry ladies HE IS FOOOOOINE BUT VERY MARRIED lol…..please feel free to check him out on youtube defjam poetry

  5. Teddy Bear

    May 24, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    He’s not THAT fine. He’s alright.

    • Olulu

      May 24, 2013 at 11:12 pm

      beef 🙂

    • Teddy Bear

      May 27, 2013 at 2:11 pm

      Nah….

    • sweetie

      May 25, 2013 at 5:22 am

      you mad boo?

    • Teddy Bear

      May 27, 2013 at 2:10 pm

      Nope. Just expressing my opinion. Like everyone else on this site. 🙂

  6. Tosin

    May 25, 2013 at 7:29 am

    aww menn that’s nice!
    The arts are great, but most people don’t know how much great art is around them.

  7. B

    May 25, 2013 at 10:55 am

    I see you Duvy! Love love your dress!

  8. Duvy

    May 26, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Thanks B *smiles*

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