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Partner Profile: Word Smash Poetry

Africa’s Ultimate Storyteller Contest is proud to announce a partnership with Word Smash Poetry. As a partner, the Word Smash Poetry will be leading the contest in Zambia.

About Word Smash Poetry

Word Smash Poetry (WSP) is a creative free expression Southern African youth Artivists Social-Enterprise. Its main thrust is to provide a platform for young creative activists and artivists to speak truth to power through spoken word.

As a social movement, Word Smash Poetry was established in August 2017 and was later legally listed as a social business in February 2019 for administrative purposes but remains fluid and an energetic Social Movement.

Company Factsheet

Base of Operations: Zambia

Countries serviced in the contest: Zambia

Company Representatives

Gerry Sikazwe

Position: Co-Founder of Word Smash Poetry

Gerry Sikazwe is a Zambian poet, literary blogger, and creative writing coach. He is the author of poetry collections ‘Words that matter’ and ‘Take me with you’.

He is the founder of Word Smash Poetry, a creative social enterprise that uses spoken-word poetry to address socio-economic issues of young people, communities and countries. It is a SADC creative hub.