Tswarelo Mothobe - National Ambassador
Tswarelo Mothobe is a self-taught Writer, Filmmaker and Music Producer living and based in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.
The Founder and Creative Facilitator of Mlom’Wakho Poetry Slam, the first poetry slam in Bulawayo. Founded in 2003, Mlom’Wakho Poetry Slam/Sessions have led to the growth of various poetry movements and platforms in the city. This poetry platform has seen the growth of poets and hip hop artists to an international stage.
Tswarelo Mothobe has performed on multiple international poetry planforms and festivals including Intwasa Arts Festival, Shoko, HIFA, House of Hunger Poetry Slam, Maun International Festival, Poetics in Cape Town among many other slam and poetry platforms.
A fulltime filmmaker at present, one of my vocations is training and sharing knowledge and skills with other people.
Madzitatiguru - Candidate 2018
Madzitatiguru is a spoken word artist with a colloquial rhythmic use of language. Born Tendekai Tati in 1989, Madzitatiguru has been a part of the poetry culture since 2011, beginning at the House of Hunger Poetry slam. He recites what he calls ‘Urban-Anciet Poetry’ due to his blend of ancient and modern form of language, and has participated at a number of poetry events including HIFA , Shoko Festival and Intwasa Arts Festival KoBulawayo. He was part of Poetry Africa in 2012, and has travelled as a teaching artist around the world. Considered a comedian by some and a tragic rhythmic chaos by others, Madzitatiguru fancies himself an identity crisis on purpose, but he is a slam poet none-the-less
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National Competition in Zimbabwe