SPOKEN WAVES (ISSUE 7)

SPOKEN WAVES (ISSUE 7)

NJOKU PAUL CHIBUIKE HENRY

Can we meet you?
IMG_20170521_115737My name is Njoku Paul Chibuike Henry, also known as Fr33zinPaul. I am a spoken word poet, teacher, Master of Ceremony and event planner.

Why spoken word?

It is an avenue for me to let people know how I feel through my words. I am very vocal, I talk a lot but I don’t want to be tagged a talkative so, I have decided to use what people term a weakness to achieve greatness. I started spoken word officially in the year 2014 and I am glad I did. Spoken word is more like living in a dream that is a reality. The ability to pass a message, change people’s orientation and also ease pain, too.

What do you intend to achieve with spoken word?

19243248_1321512364583465_384160748421342593_oI hope to have a collection of recorded poems and videos, setup a school or organize seminars to train young ones on the art of spoken word poetry like some professional poets do now. I also intend to take spoken word poetry to the streets, the ghettos. Spoken word should not be meant for the elite audience alone. Additionally, I hope to make money from it, package myself, have a brand (a spoken word brand), perform at different shows, get paid, have endorsement and the likes. Spoken word can pay my bills and pay the bills of those who venture into it. I believe that.

Njoku Paul Chibuike Henry, also known as Fr33zinPaul, is a Spoken Word poet, teacher, MC and Event planner. He was the 2nd runner-up at the ArtHub’s Spoken Call in 2015 and the 1st runner-up at the BB13 slam in 2016. He was nominated as Spoken Word poet of the year 2017 at the Nigerian Writers Award. He also got nominated as student spoken word poet at the Swaap Awards in 2017.

He is a lover of kids and believes everyone has a story to tell.

Listen to his spoken word audio here —> https://my.notjustok.com/track/206266/Fr33zinPaul-Toborated-KeepHopeAlive.

 

CHERRY ENTAFIELD

Can we meet you?

Cherry 20170527_151325Hi, my name is Cherry, meaning best among equals. I’m a spoken word poet. I live in Lagos.

Why spoken word?

For me, spoken word serves as a means to express myself. But more importantly, it’s a means to inspire people through my existence, letting them know that they can do more than already exists.

Well, my father is a poet with tons and tons of unpublished poems, which I will publish or perform as a tribute to him someday.

I love spoken word because it just opens my mind to infinite use of words and metaphors and the diverse universe. The fact that it has no rules makes it even more interesting for rebels like me…LOL.

What do you intend to achieve with spoken word?

To inspire people to create something new…to be a historical figure.

Watch her spoken word video below.

 

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