CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: BRIGITTE POIRSON POETRY CONTEST 2018 [AUGUST] ‘JOURNEYING’

Words Rhymes & Rhythm Publishers invites poets from Nigeria, Africa and all over the world to enter their poems for the August 2018 edition of the BRIGITTE POIRSON POETRY CONTEST (BPPC). This month’s theme is  ‘JOURNEYING’.  Life is a journey and it’s about growing and changing and coming to terms with who and what you are… Continue reading CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: BRIGITTE POIRSON POETRY CONTEST 2018 [AUGUST] ‘JOURNEYING’

HUSSAINI ABDULRAHIM WINS WRR 100-WORDS CONTEST

Nigerian writer HUSSANI ABDULRAHIM is the winner of the WRR ‘HUMANITY’ FLASH CONTEST which required entrants to submit a poem, essay or short story in under 100 words on the theme of love, kindness, and humanity for a chance to win N5,000 cash prize. Hussani won the contest with a paradoxical short story titled REVOLT,… Continue reading HUSSAINI ABDULRAHIM WINS WRR 100-WORDS CONTEST

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: BRIGITTE POIRSON POETRY CONTEST 2018 [APRIL] ‘MY AFRICAN HERO-INE’

Entries are now being received for the April 2018 edition of the BRIGITTE POIRSON POETRY CONTEST (BPPC)  themed: MY AFRICAN HERO-INE. Words Rhymes & Rhythm Publishers therefore invites poets from Nigeria, Africa and all over the world to submit their poems for the contest. This month’s edition is dedicated to celebrating Africans we consider international, national… Continue reading CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: BRIGITTE POIRSON POETRY CONTEST 2018 [APRIL] ‘MY AFRICAN HERO-INE’

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: BRIGITTE POIRSON POETRY CONTEST 2018 [FEBRUARY] ‘FREEDOM’

Words Rhymes & Rhythm (WRR) is now receiving entries for the February edition of the BRIGITTE POIRSON POETRY CONTEST (BPPC) SEASON IV 2018. Poets from Nigeria, Africa and all over the world are hereby invited to submit their poems on the theme: FREEDOM. This month’s theme is derived from Maya Angelou‘s universally revered poem “I… Continue reading CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: BRIGITTE POIRSON POETRY CONTEST 2018 [FEBRUARY] ‘FREEDOM’

BRIGITTE POIRSON POETRY CONTEST 2017: UI’s AIRE OMOTAYO WINS JULY BPPC TROPHY

The July 2017 edition of the monthly Words Rhymes & Rhythm backed BRIGITTE POIRSON has been won by Aire Joshua Omotayo, the second winner from Edo state in as many editions. Aire, a 21-year-old from Irrua in Esan Central local government of Edo State, is a programmer, campus journalist and writer who started off with… Continue reading BRIGITTE POIRSON POETRY CONTEST 2017: UI’s AIRE OMOTAYO WINS JULY BPPC TROPHY

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: BRIGITTE POIRSON POETRY CONTEST 2015 [MAY]

Words Rhymes & Rhythm is calling for entries for the May edition of the Brigitte Poirson Poetry Contest (BPPC) on the theme: “A PEOPLE’S HOPE”. Organized in honor of Brigitte Poirson, French poet and lecturer, editor and promoter of African poetry, the BPPC is a monthly contest designed to identify and reward the under-appreciated poetic talents of Nigerian poets. The contest will… Continue reading CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: BRIGITTE POIRSON POETRY CONTEST 2015 [MAY]

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: BRIGITTE POIRSON POETRY CONTEST

Dear esteemed Nigerian poets, Words Rhymes & Rhythm, Nigeria’s largest poetry platform and newest publishing firm, brings you the Brigitte Poirson Poetry Contest (BPPC) organized in honor of Brigitte Poirson, French poet and lecturer, editor and promoter of African poetry. BPPC was designed to reward the underappreciated poetic talents of Nigerian poets and promote the… Continue reading CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: BRIGITTE POIRSON POETRY CONTEST

THE NIGERIAN EQUATION (by EOPP 2014 3rd Prize Winner Onwuasoanya Chika)

Listen closely to this conversation, Between a father and a son, In Africa’s most populous nation, Son: Father please resolve for me this equation, For I do not understand how, Oil, mineral resources, and fifteen million people, Can equal: hunger, poverty and a dry nipple, For when I added the bloggers and tweeters, A million… Continue reading THE NIGERIAN EQUATION (by EOPP 2014 3rd Prize Winner Onwuasoanya Chika)

GO ASK THE FLOOD’ (by EOPP 2014 2nd Prize WinnerFubaraibi Benstowe)

Fellows, We too have danced To this painful throb Shed rain, sweat and blood, Some did paddle through farmlands Only to watch green sweat Slouch to ocean sides, Some groped in liquid darkness Wrestling the Wilds with fears and qualms But water is water, and land is land He who must follow breath’s path Must… Continue reading GO ASK THE FLOOD’ (by EOPP 2014 2nd Prize WinnerFubaraibi Benstowe)

PETALS IN THE MORNING SUN (by EOPP 2014 1st Prize Winner Darlington Ekene Ogugua)

I Much have we traversed this bleak terrain, With jaded winds bathing our eyelids And sand grains from once-lush fields Lodging within the caves of our hearts; Hearts, dense with crimson tears Shed by eyes scarred by inequity; Hearts, scorched by black lies Told by tongues of today’s truants. Little we see in nature which… Continue reading PETALS IN THE MORNING SUN (by EOPP 2014 1st Prize Winner Darlington Ekene Ogugua)