i2x Media

War Of Words Africa


(an International Poetry Slam Competition)

All African poets are eligible to enter for the competition whether or not the poets have participated in previous Poetry Slam Competitions organised by i2X Media Company Limited.

It is a competition that will bring together international poets from different walks of life to compete on the same stage. The auditions and main event will hold in Nigeria.

The prizes to be won are

  • 1st Prize : N1 million (i.e. N500,000 cash and an all expenses paid trip to perform at an International Poetry Festival/ event in Europe).
  • 2nd Prize: N300,000
  • 3rd Prize: N200,000

Here is all you have to do

  1. The theme of the video entry for the Poetry Slam Competition is Words give you wings. Any entry not in line with the theme will be invalid for final selection.
  2. Submit an original poem that is in English, pidgin English or a combination of both. Please note that all non-English words used in the poem must be explained in the information box of the video.
  3. Ensure The title of your poem  contains the official hashtag #WOWAfrica, else your entry is not valid.
  4. Ensure  your name/ stage name, email address and words of the poem are in the information box of the video.
  5. Send the words of the poem to wordup4one1@gmail.com stating your name and title of the poem with the hashtag in the subject box of the mail.
  6. Ensure your video submission is not be more than 3 minutes long, file size should be less than 200mb and it should be in MP4 format. It must be uploaded on http://warofwordsng.com/.
  7. To upload on the site, you would need to register on the site and upload your  video from (1) The profile page by clicking on profile and then media, (2)The activity room (3) Scroll down and use the upload box or or (4) Upload on YouTube using the hash Tag #WOWAfrica, tweet the link @wordup411 and also email the link to wordup4one1@gmail.com with the words of the poem.
  8. The submitted video must be one camera, one poet and recorded specifically for the competition. No live performance videos, no music, no props and no special effects. Please note that all poets are limited to one submission ONLY.
  9. You are required to tag @olulu and @admin in the comment section of your video upload on http://warofwordsng.com/
  10. You are also required to post the link of your profile page/Video in the comment section of  any posts  on  www.wordup411ng.com to render your entry as valid.
  11. You will also be required to tweet the submitted/ uploaded video with the official hashtag #WOWAfrica to @WORDUP411.
  12. Video submission starts 12 pm Tuesday March 1 2016 and ends 12am Tuesday March 29, 2016 !!!!!!

The best 60 poets from the video submissions will be selected in-house by our judges and invited for audition(s).

The auditions holds from 12pm to 4pm on Saturday April 9 and from 2pm to 6pm on Sunday April 10, 2016. The venue(s) for the auditions will be communicated on April 1, 2016.

After the auditions 20 finalists will be selected for the main/ final rounds of the Poetry Slam Competition which will hold from April 17, 2016 to May 15, 2016.

Watch for updates on http://www.wordup411ng.com

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Let’s give wings to words, cos words give us wings.

Watch video entries for #WOWAfrica on WORDNAIJA.TV

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  1. Chika Jones 2 years ago

    https://youtu.be/6m8c-rkC3Dg this is my video entry link. @olulu @admin

  2. Rudolph Adidi 2 years ago

    Unfeathered Muse #WOWAfrica by Rudolph Adidi: https://youtu.be/HyVAjI6OG4M this is my video link
    @olulu @admin

  3. Emmanuel Asibor 2 years ago

    Words give you wings by Emmy The Poet #WOWAfrica. http://youtu.be/VAgHg7YZycM – this is my video link @olulu @admin

  4. elfancy 2 years ago

    This is my video link: https://youtu.be/R-5K1TpNUkk @olulu @admin

  5. How far we have come #WowAfrica by Brainbox


    This is my video link
    @olulu @admin

  6. How far we have come #Wowafrica by Brainbox
    This is my video link
    @Olulu @admin

  7. Nguper V. Amange 2 years ago

    I Speak This Words #WOWAfrica by Nguper Amange: https://youtu.be/PpIo-Kb7zWM @olulu admin

  8. Susan Ekenobi 2 years ago

    http://warofwordsng.com/members/suzystardom/profile/ I uploaded my video on this page with the form above @olulu @admin

  9. Susan Ekenobi 2 years ago

    #WOWAfrica Words Give Me Wings By Susan Ekenobi, video at https://youtu.be/xZLtMaFm0bI @olulu @admin

  10. Opeyemi S. Adekunle 2 years ago

    FLAP, FLAP! #WOWAfrica by OpeTheBlessed
    @olulu @admin

  11. Aduku Magaji 2 years ago

    Words Give You Wings #WOWAfrica – by Aduku Magaji via

  12. onwa fc 2 years ago

    Onwa Fc – Higher or shut down #WOWAfrica (@onwafc)
    video entry – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYDrSGjXS7A
    #Olulu @Admin

  13. Efe OGUFERE 2 years ago

    Dorian GREY https://youtu.be/TAYX0zp4g10
    Here is my entry. @admin @olulu

  14. Blessing Ojo 2 years ago

    https://youtu.be/VXX3NJKMakg This is my vedio link. #WOWAfrica words like kite by Blessing Ojo @olulu @olulu

  15. Blessing Ojo 2 years ago

    #WOWAfrica this is my vedio link. https://youtu.be/VXX3NJKMakg words like kite by Blessing Ojo @olulu @admin

  16. aquila 2 years ago

    Soul Fly

  17. Oluwole Victor Segun 2 years ago

    #WOWAfrica this is my video link https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gt2Ct5DQBxc words give you wings by Lazy Poet @olulu @olulu

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