20 promising poets and spoken word artists will be selected to participate in King Kaka’s Maneno Event on July 12, 2019 alongside other established poets.
The candidates will be selected from the pool of contestants who auditioned at the Kenya National Theatre on Tuesday, June 11, 2019.
On Tuesday, the auditions were held by Hip Hop artist and Poet King Kaka, Mufasa Poet, and Media veteran Sheila Mwanyigha. Though only 200 contestants had been called for, about 400 people turned up.
“We as the judges got to hear issues about crime, depression, unemployment, love, friendship, so much more that we can learn. It was humbling to get participants all the way from Kakuma, Lamu, Webuye, Kisii, Garissa and Kitale, I can safely say every region was represented,” the Hip Hop artist said.