As 2009 comes to an end we, at Kowry Kreations Media, will like to wish all poets, writers, journalists, theatre practitioners, artists and artistes, dance troupes, musicians, and arts promoters, arts enthusiasts, and our valued audience, who in one way or the other have contributed to the success of our various events this year, a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. It is only with your support that Kowry Kreations Media thrives and we hope that in 2010 your contribution will be more than ever.
We have come up with another concept in which you can support our organisation - Friends of Kowry Kreations Media. The goal of the Friends of Kowry Kreations Media is to generate funds in order to be able to embark on arts projects for which public funding are not available in Nigeria.
To be part of this new association of our reputable organisation, please find the attached document.
We will be glad you reply on or before 25th of January, 2010.
OUR NEW PROJECT
We must bring to your knowledge that we now have a new programme tagged: P.A.G.E.S, which its focus is to establish the strong connection between art and literature.
P.A.G.E.S, the confluence of literature, art works, comics and photography brings together artists and writers in dialogue with their art and literature. This programme is designed to converge fictionist, poets and playwrights, arts and literary lovers at Art Exhibition Halls around the world to give literary interpretation to works being exhibited and dialogue around it at all time.
We started this project in collaboration with the Center for Contemporary Art, Lagos, in February 2009, to give literary interpretation to the works being exhibited and dialogue around it at the Centre during each exposition. And it’s been an amazing experience since inception.
REVIEW – P.A.G.E.S
Kowry Kreations Media and Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos continue their innovative programme (P.A.G.E.S) of bringing the Visual and Literary Art into dialogue. We proudly present after the initial groundbreaking collaboration with Jude Dibia during Like A Virgin... the 2nd with Onyeka Nwelue during The World is Flat, 3rd with Toni Kan during Trash-ing, the fourth event with a double portion presenting Teju Cole and Jumoke Verissimo during Identity: An Imagined State.
Onyeka Nwelue is currently working with a Dane artist (Lassie Lau) he met during the second edition of P.A.G.E.S on the film of his book “The Abyssinian Boy.”
Here is our Income and Expenditure for 2009.
Contrary to our financial obstacles owing to the world financial meltdown, 2009 is a great year for us. We recorded seven editions of Poetry Potter, just like last year, instead of twelve; this is due to our financial constraints.
We had yet another exciting edition of our Youth Empowerment Project (YEP); still we explored the Fashion aspect of the project, which had the theme of “Fashion Revolution Reloaded.” We got support from GML Entertainment, Club 02, 0331 Entertainment, Image and Heritage, Soundcity, HEV/Snap Pictures, Danielle Cryptic, Spice TV, Nu3ix, and 21:11 Entertainment.
Poetry Potter, a unique platform created for poets, storytellers, folksingers, folk-dancers, artists, art promoters, cultural workers and arts journalists, to display their creative ingenuity, free of charge.
Separately from what use to be our monthly show, we embarked on a special 3 month show tagged: “1st POETRY/SPOKEN WORD RED CARPET in Nigeria, if not in AFRICA,” in promotion of poetry as a form of social entertainment, with support from Capricorn Tents & More and HEV/Snap, between August and October 2009. Visit our weblog: http://www.kowrykreationsmedia.blogspot.com for the detail.
In October 2009, Poetry Potter, as a moving/literary arts (poetry/spoken word) platform was chosen to be part of the maiden edition of the would-be yearly festival, sponsored by GTBank Plc; Produced and Directed Ben Tomoloju.
At the GTBank Poetry Festival, Kowry Kreations Media, created the platform to discuss the theme: "Poetry - its genesis and future in the Nigeria literary arts scene," during the POETRY POTTER Youth Forum segment.
The renowned poet, Odia Ofeimun, took the youth, who were the major in participants, through the genesis of poetry, root of poetry in Nigeria and Africa, while Sage Has.son, the Nigerian spoken-word exponent tackled the present phase of poetry which is "Hip-Poetry."
During the Interview Segment, Odia Ofeimun submitted that the only way forward for poetry and spoken words was to start documenting them in books and provide more platforms for further discussion. The Poet, who wrote the “Poet Lied,” argued that New Media documentation (CD, Tape, mp3 format etc) of thoughts in lines and stanzas would make no poet out of anybody that is in the business of poetry and spoken word entertainment.
With this project, POETRY POTTER Youth Forum, we decide to publish a poetry collection of Sage Has.son, which we hope the foreword will be written by Odia Ofeimun. The book will be presented during the second edition of GTBank Poetry Festival, 2010.
We hope that our contribution toward promotion of poetry and arts in general be remembered in years to come. And we promise not to disappoint you with innovative ideas throughout 2010.
Our Guest Artistes through 2009
Toni Kan (Author, journalist and essayist)
Sage Has.son (A spoken word exponent)
Yinka Davis (A musician of high repute)
Red Strat (The organizers of the Future Awards – Chude, Adebola and Emilia)
Terry DaRapman (A renowned rap artiste)
Lilian Amah (An actress and film Producer)
El Nukoya (An award winning author of Nine Lives)
Plus One (A new and promising music group)
Felyne (A Nigerian-American female rap artiste)
Wizkid (A new hip-hop singer in the Nigerian music scene)
O.C Ukeje (The winner of Amstel Maltal Box Office 2 –AMBO2)
Jumoke Verissimo (A poet and award winning author)
POETRY POTTER - FINANCIAL REPORT: 2009
Uche Nwosu-Igbo 20,000
Deji Toye 9,000
Toni Kan 10,000
Juwon Haastrup 55,000
Toyin Akinoso 5,000
Ahmed Maiwada 20,000
Olumayowa Williams 30,000
Babatunde Ajayi 20,000
Mirian Travis 5,000
Oyindamola Adesina 8,000
Ololade Adewunmi 4,000
Wole Oguntokun 10,000
Mobolaji Adenubi 5,000
Hall (Rotunda Hall, National Library) 10,000
Public Address System 15,000
Chairs & Tables 3,600
Phone Calls / Sms – Invitation 10,000
Miscellaneous (petrol and petty expense) 2,000
TOTAL EXPENSES FOR THE YEAR 2009
65,600 x 7 months = 459,200
Sound System Engineer 44,000
Chair Rental 5,000
Expenditure through 2009 (65,600X7) = 459,200
Income through 2009 = 201,000
Total = 258,200
Subtract debt 49,000
Our Financial Input (KKM) in 2009 209,000
Kowry Kreations Media,
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