Kwani? Open Mic April 2017 Edition
Featured Poet: Rixpoet
Date: April 4, 2017
Time: 7.00pm - 9.30pm
Venue: Chester House, Roof Top, Koinange Street (CBD Nairobi)
Entry: Kes 500 at the door. Limited advance tickets only via M-pesa "Till Number" (56714) at Kes 400*. Your ticket is redeemable for a bottle of soda or water.
*Advance ticketing closes at 6pm.
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Eric "Rixpoet" Onyango Otieno grew up in Nairobi and began writing poetry at the age of sixteen, while going through a turbulent phase of his teenage. He is a Co-Founder of Fatuma's Voice.
He is the author of the e-book "Touring My Mind" available on Magunga Bookstore on-line.
Rixpoet has showcased his work in several poetry events including Kwani? Open Mic, A Word & A Mic, Poetry At The Park, Kenya Poetry Slam, Poetry Spot, Upgrade Poetry (Nakuru), Poetry Under The Stars (Naivasha & Embu), Words Galore, Sitawa Ignited, Babishai Poetry Festival (Uganda), among others, since he was twenty, under the pseudonym 'Rixpoet'.
His poetry has featured in ‘The Power Of Words’ Anthology, published by the Kenyan Poets Lounge in 2013, ‘Breaking Silence: The In-depth Words of a Poet’ Anthology published by James Robert Myers in Ghana, and Badilisha Poetry X-change; an online audio archive and Pan-African poetry show delivered in radio format, based in South Africa.
Onyango is also involved in mentoring young poets across East Africa. When not creating poems, makes music beats, he is a social media executive and youth leader at Community Presbyterian Church, Madaraka, Kenya.
Fatuma’s Voice: http://ricotieno.fatumasvoice.org/