Sunday, 14 December 2008

KKM Achievements Through 2008


We recorded seven editions of Poetry Potter this year instead of twelve; this is due to our financial constrained.

Our Guest Artistes

  1. Enefiok Udo-Obon(An athlete medalist/writer) January
  2. Denrele Edun (Soundcity presenter) February
  3. Mirian Travis (Librarian,Arts/Literary enthusiast. Black-American) August
  4. Lesley Carter (A renowned Black-American dancer) August
  5. Tosun Buknor (Writer/Journalist/Radio/Tv presenter)September
  6. Jude Dibia (Aviation guru/Writer) September
  7. Dayo Liadi (A renowned dancer) October
  8. Chris Ihidero (Writer/Editor/ Film Director) December

March edition was held at Jazz Ville without Guest Artiste.


Apart from Poetry Potter, we were able to embark on our new concept: Youth Empowerment Project, with the collaboration of Committee For Relevant Art (CORA) at the Lagos Book and Art Festival. We explore the Fashion aspect of the project and got support from Revolution Media and GIVE Network. The fashion show which was themed: Fashion Revolution was held on November 9, 2008 at the National Theatre.


Habbey Oretuga, the designer one of the craziest presenter in the country, Denrele Edun.

Company Name: Her-Bay Stitches

Also, we exhibited the works of the Crochets Plus company, headed by Iquo Eke, during the fashion exhibition.

We’re currently working on the FR: 2 Fashion Revolution Reloaded and as well working on our input for 2009 Lagos Book Art Festival.

Please visit our Blog: to know about Youth Empowerment Project and other projects.

Review of our Programmes

To serve you better, we need your sincere review of Poetry Potter, since 2006 till date. Also, we will like to hear your view on our Fashion Show; if per-chance you were at the venue of event.


We will like to use this opportunity to seek for support for the year 2009. This is because Kowry Kreations Media, is a non-governmental and not profit making organisation. Therefore, we base all our finance on sponsors and support from both individual and corporate bodies.

To be able to run Poetry Potter throughout 2009 non-stop we have decided to seek for fund by getting a hundred (100) writers, artists/artistes, journalists and literary lovers to give us 3,000 naira each. With this, 2009 will a break free year for Poetry Potter.

Please, if you’re willing to be part of our sponsors for Poetry Potter, kindly reply this email with – “Yes I do” with your contact address and phone number.

We will be glad you reply on or before 10th of January.



Toni Kan: Jan 15,000

Mar – 10,000

Dec 15,000



Juwon Haastrup: Jan-May 15,000

Aug-Dec 25,000



Deji Toye: Jan-March - 7,500

Aug – Dec - 13,000



Toyin Akinoso: Sep 5,000

5,000 5,000

Uche Nwosu-Igbo - 15,000

15,000 15,000

Jude Dibia - 15,000

15,000 15,000

Ahmed Maiwada Jan-Dec 20,000

20,000 20,000

Jahman Anikulapo - 10,000

10,000 10,000

Deji Haastrup - 5,000

5,000 5,000

Pamela Udoka - 5,000

5,000 5,000

Mama Agba - 5,000

5,000 5,000

Mufu Onifade - 5,000

5,000 5,000

Ololade Adewuyi - 4,000

4,000 4,000

Nike Adesuyi: Jan 3,000



Folu Agoi - 3,000



Mariam Travis - 3,000

3,000 3,000

Sola Alamutu - 3,000

3,000 3,000

Shylle Shonoike - 3,000

3,000 3,000

TOTAL 209,000


(From January to March)

Hall (Jazz Ville) 15,000

Logistic: Letter

Phone Calls

Sms – Invitation

E – Invitation


Refreshment 20,000



(From August to December)

Hall (Jazz Ville) 10,000

Public Address System 10,000

Logistic: Letter

Phone Calls

Sms – Invitation

E – Invitation


Refreshment 25,000



35,000 x 3 months = 105,000

45,000 x 4 months = 180,000



Support through the year = 208,000


Our Financial Input (KKM) 076,000

Tuesday, 9 December 2008


Planning for 2009, we intend to embark on series of Workshops in collaboration with Organisations and Government Parastatas. This is to continue our Quarterly Workshop, which the first was tagged: Paper / Drama Presentation on Women and Youths.

Currently, we are working on a long term project ( Poetry Workshop, which is tentatively tagged: Words and Sages). We intend to go to Secondary Schools both Government and Private to teach poetry as a form of art/literature and also how to use poetry as social commentary vice that will mediate between the society and government.

Also, we will be collecting publishable works from our Quarterly Workshop that will focus on the up-coming poets and the works collected will be publish as an anthology, which will be sold and distributed to respective schools and libraries. Money realized from this project will be plow back into the organisation's operations to be able to embark on other charitable projects (POETRY POTTER been the foremost), as the orgnisation is a non-governmental and not for profit making one.

As well, this project also has Empowerment as its feature. Being able to pass your message(s) across through performance is what sells most in the Entertainment Industry and therefore, we will be introducing participant to Small Scale Entrepreneurship: will of making money through you creative ingenuity. Lord of Ajasa, Mode 9, Sage Has.San, Ruggedman, 9ice and 2Phat are few who have made it through Spoken Word in the Entertainment Industry.

This project, which shall be done with collaboration with different relevant organisations, will have its resource persons majorly from the Arts and Entertainment Industry. Sage Has.San, Iqua Eke, Cornerstone and Aare are going to be our foremost resource persons.

We plan to start sometime in February 2009.

Saturday, 22 November 2008


These are just few pictures from our Fashion Show tagged: FASHION REVOLUTION. This marked the first phase of our new concept: Youth Empowerment Project.

This project was put in for the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the famous Lagos Book and Art Festival, an annual event of Committee For Relevant Arts, CORA.

YEP 1 could not have been possible without collaborative efforts of Revolution Media, the producer of Lagos Comics and Cartoons Carnival (LC3) and GIVE Networks.

Also we're indebted to all models who made the event worthwhile and Aduni & Nefretiti, the African folk band.

(c)Photos by Charles Okolo

Photos from our past events

Photos: Aderemi Adegbite/Charles Okolo

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Youth Empowerment Project

As a foremost non-governmental creative arts and literary organization in Nigeria. Our goals are targeted towards directing youths and the youthful to constructive and momentous usage of their God-given talents in all facets of creativity. We encourage them to shun vices like violence, thuggery, and gangsterism in our immediate community and the whole of Africa through a constructive, wholesome engagement of the arts.

Based on the success of our first project tagged: “Poetry Potter”, Kowry Kreations Media has decided to roll out an entirely new and unique concept titled: “Youth Empowerment Project.” We intend, through this concept, to showcase and empower youths who are basically doing well in their chosen careers, seasonally within the shores of Nigeria in particular, and the African continent at large. And this concept will be done through series of events such as Fashion Show, Arts Exhibition, Musical Concert, TV Reality Show amongst others.

It’s obvious that African youths have continually yearned to go abroad where individual skills dictate the rules of discovery. Thus, after being discovered, a large percent of them end up naturalizing as citizens of other countries. This was their platform for career projection in the twentieth century and the race is been accelerated in this twenty-first century.

Our submission in Kowry Kreations Media, as an African-oriented organization is that if the African continent must progress or perhaps join the league of developed continents, individualism which is the thrust of the Black African arts must be explored and exploited. This is because arts depend solely on individualism, flair and eccentricity.

For the maiden edition, we have chosen three young talented, dynamic and unlimited creative Fashion Designers, to give life to the theme: “Showcasing: The New Breed of Fashion Designers.” This show promises to present excitingly peculiar new styles of clothing for both sexes.

Quarterly Workshop: Paper / Drama presentation

This concept was developed from a play written by a young and renowned playwright Lekan Balogun who wrote a play (titled: The Olive Branch) out of the poetry collection (titled: Drummer Boy) as written Wole Oguntokun, the most vibrant Stage Play Producer in Nigerian.

Taiye Olaniyi, FRC, the Assistant Public Relations Officer of NIPOST, and Bose Afolayan and Rasheed Otun, both lecturers in the English and Creative Arts departments from the University of Lagos respectively, presented papers at our first Quarterly Workshops/Paper/Drama presentation.

About Poetry Potter

Kowry Kreations Media was disturbed by the immorality rapidly ravaging average African children through series of Western oriented programmes being shown on our National Television Stations and Satellite stations. Hence, relegating the African oral literature (orature): poetry, folktale, folklore, folkdance, folksong and several educative cum entertaining African games, to the background.

We sincerely believed that if this sensitive cultural elimination syndrome is handled nonchalantly, sooner than later our cultural capital in all ramifications will be erased and deleted from both historical and mythological archives of humanity. This is the foundation brick of the organization.

Founded in 2005, the organisation commenced operation fully in 2006 with her first project tagged: Poetry Potter. This unique platform was created for poets, storytellers, folksingers, folk-dancers, artists, art promoters, cultural workers and arts journalists, to display their creative ingenuity, free of charge.

Today, Poetry Potter is a monthly event and has won quite the hearts of arts and literary enthusiasts. It is wholly youth-centred and does not alienate adults who are regarded as the reservoir of wisdom from which the younger generation must drink.

Since inception, a section of the project, which is meant for mentoring creative minded youths, has hosted prominent personalities both young and old. These personalities include: Segun Adefila, Steve James, Ayo Arigbabu, Jude Orhorha, Toni Kan, Odia Ofeimun, Dr. Ahmed Yerima, Chief Yemi Adeyemi, Tolu Ogunlesi, Kaine Agary, Wole Oguntokun, Denrele Edun, Charles Ayo Dada, Udo-obong, Miriam Travis, Leslie Carter, Jude Dibia, Tosyn Bucnor, Dayo Liadi amongst other talented and distinguished Nigerians.

Our Objectives

· To re-orientate and educate Africans on the aesthetics of their arts, culture and tradition.

· To correct the wrong notion of the outside world view on African arts and culture.

· To create conducive platforms where the young and old could meet frequently to discuss issues militating against the development of the African heritage and proffer solutions.

· To make African heritage appealing to both Africans at home and in the Diaspora.

· To promote African indigenous languages, through organizing language classes where they will be taught by sound teachers and lecturers.

· To organize literary events at which poetry folktales and folksongs, which were the major educational media in ancient times, will be used as the tools of promoting African heritage, ethics, arts, culture and values.

· To improve the societal standard of the Africans through arts and culture, create and embark on projects which are highly influenced by African arts and culture encapsulated in entertainment and technology for the benefit of both young and old.

· To create a distinction between African arts and culture and other cultures of the world and connect with them where necessary in the area of global civilization.

· To organize cross-cultural activities, that will cut across cultures, ethnicities, tribes and traditions in Nigeria and the African continent at large, for the propagation of cultural understanding.

Our Mission & Vission

Our Mission Statement

Rejuvenation of the lost verve in the African arts, culture, literature and values through series of events and Africa-focused projects, which are highly educative and entertaining in nature. We are also interested in the involvement of African youths in the socio-cultural, economic, and political development of continent.

Our Vision

To provide of opportunities; encouragement, as well as empowerment for the youths who are vibrant and versed in exploring their creative sense to effect positive changes in their immediate environment and entire Black Nations.