TVOTRIBE’s Poet Laureate started in December 2018 by Victoria Olajide as a means of sustaining creative energy within the collective creative space. Read the entries that made it to the shortlist for Poet Laureate 2021.
The poet laureate is easily one of our biggest events as a community. Just as the Nobel Prize is bestowed on an individual who has done exceptionally well in a particular field, with the poet laureate, we seek to honour and crown an outstanding creative every year.
We make sure that our themes border on heavy African narratives. For last year, we had “sankofa yenkyi”, a Ghanaian word from the Akan tribe that means “it is not wrong to go back for that which you have forgotten.”
TVO TRIBE presents an open call for articles, poems, personal accounts, photos, etc on the community’s theme for March:
GERONTOCRACY IN AFRICA
This is to give African creatives the opportunity to express themselves about the recent turn of events in the African political space. All contributors are therefore required to submit works that relate to this theme.
by Agwaze Gift Naomi Sitting under the mango tree. Enjoying the cool night air, With the moon smiling down on all beneath. The happy chatter of little ones, anticipating the moonlight tales of the elderly. Sounds of mothers petting their toddlers to sleep. Fathers under the cashew tree discussing pressing issues at hand while sipping …