FINALISTS FOR SLAM SESSION, #BB10 POETRY AND SUNDRY TALENT EVENT, HOLDING 25TH APRIL AT UI ZOO IBADAN BY 12PM

Hi,

It has been an interesting last five weeks as EGC in partnership with Order called and started collation of written entries for #BB10 mini Slam. These written Poems, on the theme “Poetic Blessings”, were expected to be performed by our 10 Finalists in the first session of the event. And the poems were judged without bias by judges who did not even know the names and profiles of the writers of the poems they were given. The criteria used in judging the written stage were Depth, Imagery, Wordplay, Theme, Form & Flow. During the Performance stage, criterion to be used will be Content, Voice Articulation, Stage presence, Dramatic performance, & Flow.

We however do not want to undermine the element of luck in Slams or any other kind of competition like this; so we will say Kudos to the 38 entrants for the slam.

The following are the 10 Finalists:

ENTRY 004... OSIGWE BENJAMIN
Osigwe Benjamin is a pen and performance poet. He has graced many poetry platforms in Nigeria, including the 16th LAGOS BOOK AND ART FESTIVAL "LABAF" 2014. He is the current coordinator of the Education Rights Campaign “ERC” Ajegunle branch. Lagos, Nigeria. Benjamin, one of the promoters of "The Poetry Court," an online poetry Platform. He scored average of 44 points in the written stage of #BB10 mini Slam. 

ENTRY 005... OLALEKAN ABE
ABE Olalekan aka Poetic LekANTIC is a student University of Ibadan, the department of Botany. Origin of Osun State. He is a writer, a poet, a story-teller and a song composer. He made 3rd highest average score (48.4) at Written stage of #BB10 mini slam. 

ENTRY 006... IFEANYI BERNAD PRESTIGE
Prestige Ifeanyi Bernard founded “The truth", an organization that promotes poetry in schools and inculcates values and civic consciousness in young minds. He has graced poetry platforms like ' chill and relax', Metro FM Open Mic, Bobogiri Open Mic and performs at seminars, conferences, radio stations and churches. He loves poetry and spoken word art with passion. He scored 49.8 average score; the highest in written stage of #BB10 mini Slam.

ENTRY 007.... OLUWATOSIN FAITH KOLAWOLE
Oluwatosin Faith Kolawole is presently studying Medicine at the American International University West Africa, The Gambia. She has passion for writing and as a result of her love for creative writing, she has participated in several online and offline poetry competitions. Her average score in written stage of #BB10 mini Slam was 46.4

ENTRY 011.... AYANWU CHINEDU
Ayanwu Chinedu scored average of 46 points in written stage of #BB10 mini Slam.


ENTRY 014... MESIOYE JOHNSON AFFABLE
Mesioye Johnson, Affable as popularly called by his friends is an upcoming poet whose works have featured in WRR as one of the most published poets. His work in February 2015 was among the 10 finalists of the "TONY FERNANDEZ INTERNATIONAL POETRY CONTEST”. He had an average score of 49.4 in the written stage; he was the 2nd highest.

ENTRY 015... SIJUADE SANUSI
Sijuade Sanusi is a year 4 student of Medicine and surgery at Ladoke Akintola University of technology, Oyo State. He loves poetry and started writing poems back in his secondary school days. He also loves music and standup comedy, both of which he does alongside writing. He scored 45 points in the written stage of #BB10 mini Slam.

ENTRY 016... OKEME JAMES JEROME
James Jerome Okeme is currently studying Geology in Delta State University, Abraka. He developed interest and started writing Poetry in the year 2011. He also writes articles and prose. He loves writing, computing, exploring and travelling.  He scored average of 44 points in written stage of #BB10 mini Slam.

ENTRY 020... ANNIE JUSTIN UDOFIA
Anny Justin Udofia, also has a flair for flash fiction and short stories. He has been published online on www.kalaharireview.com ; www.poemhunters.com etc. He writes under the name Poet Razon-Anny Justin too. He scored average of 45.4 points in the written stage of #BB10 mini Slam.

ENTRY 033… AJIJOLA BELOVED
Ajijola Habeeb Bodunrin holds Bsc.(Ed), Msc., in Economics. He developed a passion for writing unlike most other writers relatively late, but the passion had since increased in fold ever since. Habeeb writes majorly poetry but has a knack for prose and non-fiction. He runs an online literary platform; Penfreaks.com where most of his works as well as that of other writers are published.  He scored 44.25 points in the written stage of #BB10 mini Slam.



There are however five other contestants who have been placed on the reserved, complementary list, in case any of the Poets mentioned above fail to make themselves available for #BB10 mini Slam or did not arrive on time. They are:

INIOLUWA VICTOR ADETIMILEHIN (42.2 points, entry 23), 
OPETU EBIBOTE (42.2 points, entry 34)
OGUNSANYA ENITAN OLALEKAN (41.4 points, entry 8)
OGEDENGBE TOLU IMPACT (41.4 points, entry 25)
BLISS AKINYEMI (42 points, entry 27)

It should also be noted that in the event of tie during Slam session, the poets will be asked to perform another poem for the prize.

Be Blessed 10 (aka #BB10) holds in UI Zoo on 25th April by 12:00pm.
We hope to see you there.

For enquiries call: 07034198264 or mail egcmails@gmail.com

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