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Keves Global Sponsors PHLS Poetry Slam Prizes.

Chief  Ikenna Okafor.
CEO, Keves Global.

Port Harcourt-based company, Keves Global Leasing Limited, is partnering with the Port Harcourt Literary Society as it hosts its maiden Poetry Slam in Port Harcourt on Friday, May 25.

To this end, the company is underwriting all the prizes, totalling N250,000.00, in the poetry competition described as Nigeria’s biggest Slam. This includes the N100,000.00 for the winner, N75,000.00 for the first runner-up, N50,000.00 for the second runner-up and a youth prize of N25,000.00 for the best under-15 slam poet from the secondary schools which benefit from the Society’s PHLS Literature for Teens programme.

The Managing Director/CEO of Keves Global, Chief Ikenna Okafor, who is also the Chairman of the Rivers State Tennis Association, praised the Port Harcourt Literary Society for bringing together some of Nigeria’s best spoken word artistes in Port Harcourt, adding that the initiative will help restore the Garden City to a place of importance in Nigeria’s literary and arts circles.

“What you guys are doing is long overdue in Port Harcourt,” Chief Okafor, who is also the Ide Akwaeze, in Anambra State, said. “This city needs to help showcase the best of our talents to the world, be it in sports, such as tennis, which we are trying to do, and in music, drama, and the arts, generally and all well-meaning corporate organisations in Port Harcourt should support you.”

He added: “We are happy to partner with you on this programme. That is why we have decided to pay all the winners.”

It will be recalled that award-winning actor, Dr. Sam Dede, had also announced an additional prize for the best spoken word artiste during the Slam.

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