Before you read on, I would really appreciate if you read this interview of mine on the Women who write series on femme lounge, and drop comments.
Constant improvement is the really cool. I look at how far I have come in this Spoken Word thing. You guys all remember the first time I went to read my work, how bland and plain it was, even though I was reading from the screen. You can check it out here.
My first appearance was really dull, and I have been looking for the picture, but it seems to be missing.
Then we started adding life to it.
But we were still reading from either a screen or a book, and not performing
And then, we knew if we didn't take this serious, we would get left behind. So we decided to go into professional spoken word... So we dropped the paper, dropped the reading, and moved on to greater things - Performing.
And then we started getting inviting us to major and big events.
|My first professional appearance. No more reading|
And then, we started going for TV Productions for Spoken Word.
|Performing at Unchained Voices|
And then, we started doing Solo Spoken Word presentations at prestigious events like the International Day of the Girl.
|Performing at IDOG|
|Doing a combo of Spoken Word and Soul Music|
What am I trying to say? When it comes to spoken word in Lagos today, my name gets mentioned, along with many other great people. Earlier this year, I knew absolutely nothing about spoken word. It is really God's grace.
If you put your mind to do anything, believe me, you will achieve it. I did not achieve my professionalism in Spoken Word on time, due to faults of mine... called laziness. At the end of the day, I lost nothing when I decided to be more serious.
Believe me, if you want to improve yourself in anything, you can. If you doubt that, scroll back up again, and look how I was when I started, and compare it to what it is now. The pictures themselves testify. For booking and reservations, please call 07061141501. Thanks
Its harder to get videos of professional performances of mine, than it is to get the crappy ones, which were loaded on youtube, but I got this one from the last Word Up.
It is titled The Wrestle. I featured my cousin, Oyinkansola (watch her video featuring brymo here).
The video below does not start from the beginning of the performance, so the intro and round one of the fight, which is about two minutes long, is missing from the video. I hope you get the message behind the performance though. When I get the full one, and of better quality, I will upload it.