Poetry is an exceptional art!
That is why poets are scarce in all societies…
When you come across any of the precious minds blessed with the gift of painting ideas with words you are in luck!
Such was my case a few years ago when I met Graciano, a young man who’s cut his teeth and honed his skills so amazingly in spoken word poetry. His passion and zeal towards the development of this art in Nigeria is magnetic. That explains the success he has recorded in convening an international movement of young exceptionally talented and highly motivated spoken word poets, and lovers of poetry alike called the Figures of Speech Movement (F.O.S).
This March, Graciano is set to release two of his celebrated poems in audio format online, and I’m very excited about it!
1. "12 Million Nonsense" by Graciano Enwerem is one of the most popular poems that made waves in 2014, especially in Nigeria. The poem bares not only the futility of the National Conference (in which the delegates were billed to be paid N12m each) in Nigeria in March, 2014 but also highlights the corruption embellished therein. The poem, "12 Million Nonsense" amassed a perfect score (10-10-10) in the final round at War of Words 3, a poetry slam organized by i2x Media and till date has remained one of the fans' favourite of all Graciano Enwerem's poems.
It has long become a favourite ring back tune on MTN network!
MTN subscribers can SMS 046502 to 4100 to get it as their ringback tunes.
2. "What Nigerians Want" by Graciano Enwerem is by all standards one of the most hilarious satirical poems of all time. It elucidates almost all the very funny kind of prayers most Nigerians say. Nigeria, being a very religious country is captured in this poem whose sense of humour is limitless as it extends on to the kind of prayers her citizens most likely say. This poem garnered a whopping 10-10-9.5 points in the first round at War of Words 3, a spoken word poetry slam.
Veekthur the LyricPoet, one of F.O.S's finest lyricists is featured in the audio content.
The much anticipated audios will be released on 21st March via Soundcloud.
Watch out for it!
Watch out for it!