Open Mic
Kwani? Open Mic May 2014 Edition

Open Mic

Kwani? Open Mic May 2014 Edition

Featured Poet: Dorfan
MC: Cindy Ogana

Date: 6th May 2014
Time: 7.00pm - 9.30pm
Venue: Mama Ngina Street, IMAX Cinema, Arfa Lounge
Entry: 400 Ksh at the gate.
Advance tickets only via Mpesa at ksh300: Simply select "Buy Goods" on your MPesa menu, enter the "Till Number" (56714) and follow instructions to complete transaction.

Dorphan, official name Dennis Mutuma Mutua, is a 24-year-old spoken word artist who wants to inspire people. He wants to have fun with his art as well as leave the world a better place than he found it.

Dorphan grew up in Timau, Meru with his grandparents. He admits that his life is more complicated than that. Poetry/spoken word brought him to Nairobi. He has performed in such places as:

  • Slam Africa
  • Wamathai
  • My Night Poetry Night
  • Street Poetry
  • Radio interview at KBC English Service (THINK ART)
  • Radio interview at Meru FM
  • Hisia Zangu poetry workshop
  • Kwani open mic
  • Poetry spot
  • Eve of poetry
  • Poetry in the park
  • Performed in several high schools especially in Meru

Dorphan wants to live off his talent, and more importantly be a positive influence to many people both locally and internationally. He mostly writes about matters affecting the society – peace, love and unity, politics, environment, HIV/AIDS – as a way of addressing the issues affecting humanity and motivating people towards living right.

He has over 1000 friends on Facebook and growing and about 50 followers on Twitter, which he joined just recently. He hasn’t been able to start up a blog yet

Besides being a spoken word artist he is an IT technician and a graphic designer.

Dorphan is the 34th Slam Africa king and 2nd runner’s up at Kwani? Slam 2013. He got a certificate of recognition from Meru TTI Guidance and Counselling Club where he used to be a member for advocating on HIV/AIDs awareness through spoken word. He is also a member of Meru Youth Arts Programme (MYAP).

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