Poetry

 

About

Poetry. My breath of fresh air. I have been writing since I was thirteen. I was inspired by the likes of Shakespeare and Robert Frost. I had my work published in the UK Young Writers Anthology and that was when my life changed. It meant that my work was good enough for international platforms and so I focused on growing this art.

I only started performing when I was 16 years old. I then had my first one man show and because poetry was not something largely taken to such an extent, people would frown on the extent to which I was taking it. My thinking was simple, if people live off other forms of art, why not poetry? After all, it did all originate from Poetry.

I released the First ever poetry album available for sale commercially in Southern Africa. This was a huge milestone. The album received a lot of traction and I was then forced to sit and strategize further. The album sold out twice and I then had to decide how I wanted to expend and which direction I wanted to take. Corporates started taking notice of me. The various ministries would hire me for events like world aids day, world human rights day etc and then the corporate companies started hiring me as well.

I realized that with any gifting, it is important that you work like nobody is watching so that when they are watching, you have something of value to show them. When I started off I was getting paid about 500 Namibian dollars for one poem. I chose to continue despite the fact that there were no returns at that time.

I have performed in Zimbabwe, south Africa, The United States of America and others. In the States, I was fortunate enough to not only perform but to be invited as a panelist for the Ujima Poetry Reading and Panel Discussion with phenomenal poets from Haiti and New York.

My art has evolved with time. I find that as much as I can write about love and romance and other themes, I have decided to focus my spoken word and poetry inline with my core theme and need for African Change and development.

I write about social issues in and out of Africa,political issues, social ills and I have never been more satisfied. Our people need a voice. I want to be that voice.

Poetry. My breath of fresh air. I have been writing since I was thirteen. I was inspired by the likes of Shakespeare and Robert Frost. I had my work published in the UK Young Writers Anthology and that was when my life changed. It meant that my work was good enough for international platforms and so I focused on growing this art.

I only started performing when I was 16 years old. I then had my first one man show and because poetry was not something largely taken to such an extent, people would frown on the extent to which I was taking it. My thinking was simple, if people live off other forms of art, why not poetry? After all, it did all originate from Poetry.

I released the First ever poetry album available for sale commercially in Southern Africa. This was a huge milestone. The album received a lot of traction and I was then forced to sit and strategize further. 

The album sold out twice and I then had to decide how I wanted to expand and which direction I wanted to take. Corporates started taking notice of me. The various ministries would hire me for events like world aids day, world human rights day etc and then the corporate companies started hiring me as well.

 

 

 I realized that with any gifting, it is important that you work like nobody is watching so that when they are watching, you have something of value to show them. 

When I started off I was getting paid about 500 Namibian dollars for one poem. I chose to continue despite the fact that there were no returns at that time.

I have performed in Zimbabwe, south Africa, The United States of America and others. In the States, I was fortunate enough to not only perform but to be invited as a panelist for the Ujima Poetry Reading and Panel Discussion with phenomenal poets from Haiti and New York.

My art has evolved with time. I find that as much as I can write about love and romance and other themes, I have decided to focus my spoken word and poetry inline with my core theme and need for African Change and development.

I write about social issues in and out of Africa,political issues, social ills and I have never been more satisfied. Our people need a voice. I want to be that voice.

“Failure does not mean you are a failure, you need to learn to fail, because if you don’t, when you do, it will destroy you” EL