Are you a Spoken Word Poet?
Can you kiss words and make them dance?
Can you flip and throw words like a lance?
Can you use words to tease and to please?
and can your words make minds go loco?


i2X Media 
(organizers of WORD UP, the biggest Spoken Word Event in Nigeria)
War OWords Season 2
(A Slam Poetry Competition)





Up for grabs:
1. $500 for the winner
2. The top three poets get to perform at the next edition of WORD UP in February 2014 alongside the best Spoken Word Poets in Naija.
The competition is only open to Poets that have never performed at any WORD UP event.
Do you have what it takes? Here is all you have to do
  1. The theme of the video entry for the Slam Poetry Competition is Be the change you seek . Any entry not in line with the theme will be invalid for final selection.
  2. Submit an original poem that is in English, pidgin English or a combination of both. Please note that all non-English words used in the poem must be explained in the information box of the video.
  3. Ensure The title of your poem  contains the official hashtag #WarOfWords2, else your entry is not valid.
  4.  Ensure  your name/ stage name, email address and wordings of the video are in the information box of the video. If the information box cannot contain the wordings of the poem, send it to stating your name and title of the poem with the hashtag in the subject box of the mail.
  5. Ensure your  video submission is not be more than 3 minutes long and remember it must be uploaded on your Youtube channel. If you don’t have a Youtube channel, please open one.
  6. The submitted video must be one camera, one poet and recorded specifically for the competition. No live performance videos, no music, no props and no special effects. Please note that all poets are limited to one submission ONLY.
  7. You will be required to post the link of the Youtube Video in the comment section of  any posts  on and  to render your entry as valid.
  8. You will also be required to tweet the video link with the official hashtag #WarOfWords2 to @WORDUP411.
  9. Video submission starts 12am September 14 2013 till Midnight of October 13, 2013 !!!!!!
A total of 15 poets will be chosen from the video entries for the competition. 
The first ten will be chosen by our in-house judges. 
The last five will be chosen based on most viewed, most liked  
and the videos with the most comments.
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Do you have what it takes?
Let the 2nd WORD WAR begin, 
and may the best poet win…!!!!

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