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4 POETS WIN COPIES OF 'WHAT CAN WORDS DO' IN MAY #WhatCanWordsDo? CONTEST

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Whooosh! Well done poets! Like I always say, the poets in this nation must be heard by everyone, even those who claim not to love poetry. The power in a few lines of a poem can do much damage or repairs than whatever you can imagine... Yeah, the submissions and the judging is over. I found it very entertaining to read through the poems. All stayed through to the theme and most explored all the given themes. I however noticed that the tributes to Maya were somewhat better.  None of the entries was terrible but more than a few were very awesome and worthy for publication anywhere. It was hard selecting the winners but the job has to be done and done it was – thanks to my bosses  James Ademuyiwa Jamesconco  and  Adedayo Adeyemi Agarau   Their comments as Judges came into play in selecting the eventual winners. Nobody should go and punch them o!

HUMANITY BEFORE ANY OTHER THING…

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we are first born human  after then, a man or woman all religion and race definitions are needless postbirth distractions an excerpt from the poem: ‘HUMANITY BEFORE ANY OTHER THING...’ many times, in my short life, i have often wondered about the evils around us. i’ve been troubled about how evil the world has turned. but what bothers me of it all is the fact that humans are becoming more dangerous than the beasts in the wilderness. each one of us may claim to be living the good life, candidates of heaven...but are we truly that? we are yet to know that our actions and inaction have far reaching implications for us and those around us… in 1997/8 i became an ‘orphan’ and was ‘adopted’ by a Yoruba family who have no connections with me. in 2003, i scored nearly 300 in JAMB but somehow did not get into the first admission list, despite the fact that my father had (untapped) connections in the university. i walked into the office of a Professor at Faculty , abi na

ENTER, WIN! 4 COPIES OF #WHATcanWORDSdo? UP FOR GRABS!!!

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I'm sure many young Nigerian poets have been itching to hear who the winners of the #WHATcanWORDSdo? competition for May are... Well, though I may have been too busy to review the poems, we are definitely achieving my purpose for starting this competition, which was to make sure that young Nigerian poets invade and dominate the Nigerian writing space. Do you know that I was tagged in almost 700 poems in May alone? Can you beat that? This is awesome because, before this contest started, there were much fewer poems than other writing forms...but the story has changed. Young Nigerian poets are now being recognized by their peers, around the country and beyond...and the best thing of it all is that the quality of their forms are improving beyond my expectation. Please, my young poets, clap for yourselves!! We are getting there. I know I can't really read all the poems to decide who the winners for May are so we will have it in a new pattern - a simple one. There are

SEE. HEAR. SAY. DO.

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@BrainyPoet: See. Hear. Say. Do. ...the longer you knowingly remain unconscious impervious oblivious as things go bad ...the longer you'll unknowingly remain repugnant redundant irritant and things'll still go bad