Welcome to Word Play Wednesday!
Word Play Wednesday is a weekly feature of written and spoken word poetry. I will be sharing my written and spoken word poems in addition to poems by other like wonderful Poets both past and present. If you are interested in sharing some of your poetry, feel free to buzz me and we can work something out.
I hope that you enjoy reading and listening to our thoughts, feelings and rants and in many ways relate to some of them.
This week feature is by one of Nigeria’s leading poets whose poems I love so much, Efe Paul Azino.
About Efe Paul Azino
Efe Paul Azino born in Lagos in 1979 is a Nigerian writer, performance artist and poet, regarded “as one of Nigeria’s leading performance poets.” He has also been regarded as one who has “played a pivotal part in lifting the words from the page and giving them life” in the Nigerian spoken word performance space. He is the founder and director of the Lagos International Poetry Festival, director of the annual Book and Arts Fair in Lagos and director of the Lagos Black Heritage Festival. He has also produced Nigeria’s first Spoken Word theatre play, Finding Home. He has performed at many festivals, including the Johannesburg Arts Alive Festival, the Ake Book and Arts Festival, the Lagos Book and Arts Festival, the Lights, Camera, Africa!!! Film Festival and the British Council Lagos Theatre Festival.
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