by Seyi Lawal
Come August 2012, US-based Nigerian born poet/writer – Bassey Ikpi will be headlining her show, Bassey Ikpi Live in Nigeria.
But before she kicks off the 5 day show, Ikpi has launched a poetry contest tagged “Home”. Here’s how you can enter.
- Submit an original poem that is at least half in English
- Video must be recorded specifically for the competition – One camera, One Poet, Live performance videos and videos with special effects are not allowed
- Before you begin your poetry, you must state your name and where you’re from. Please also include your E-mail address in the information box of your video
- Video submissions should be no more than 2 Minutes long
- Set up a YouTube and Gmail account
- Share the video with your friends and get them to like it for a chance to be selected as the audience favourite
- Follow @BasseyworldLive on Twitter and Like her Facebook Fan Page – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bassey-Ikpi-Fan-Page/37219645379 for updates on the contest and be sure to leave a comment after uploading your video
May 27 is the registered deadline for submission by 11:59 PM. You can enter this competition from anywhere in Africa but you have to be in Lagos at the time of Ikpi’s arrival.
Winners will get a cash prize which will be announced later and also a one-on-one mentoring session with Ikpi.
Watch Bassey Ikpi speak on the contest & her live performance in the US: