Sunday, 17 July 2016

GoPoeThick 2016: Students Defy School Closure

14 Year Old Oyinkansola Making A Painting

A Cross Section Of The Audience

On Friday, 15th July, 2016, Organisers of GoPoeThick, a program organised to promote poetry, music and arts, played host to a large turnout of students, poets, musicians and lovers of arts. It started with a poetry class around 11am facilitated by Mr Shittu Fowora. Later that evening, participants and lovers of arts were treated to inspiring poetry, mind-blowing music and impressive artworks.

The venue, OAU Cooperative Centre was filled to the brim and had audiences from within and outside Osun state. Despite the closure of the university, there was a massive turnout from students, many of which came from outside campus.

It highlighted Open Mic segments from members of the audience and performance from featured poets and musicians from and beyond Obafemi Awolowo University.

The program, organised by Victor Adewale, had notable appearances like Aj Dagga Tolar, Arch Angel, Agarau, Samurai amongst others. Emi, a violinist, mesmerised the audience with his heartrending performances. Banke was live to entertain the crowd to reggae sounds that had the audience on their feet.

A fourteen years old girl, Oyinkansola, thrilled the audience with live paintings. She also performed poetry.

The dominant themes were restoration to true poetry, love, hope and a stand for justice and freedom.

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