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Without the lifestyle magazine Nupé (in particular the help, advice and positive belief of co-founders TJ Morgan and Helen Busari), I would not be achieving the major things I have achieved so far, so quickly. I found out about this new magazine online via word of mouth on Facebook. They were looking for interviewers and contributors, and I had to apply! I was recruited and because of my poetry expertise, hard work, ambition and determination, I was given the task of running my own section on Poetry as an Editor. They had faith in me and my abilities even though I had never been an Editor before for any other publication. I took the task on, use all my knowledge and skills to write articles and generate content from myself and the team I built up, and it really gave me confidence in myself and all I have done, all I do and everything I will do in the future!

Nupé’s more than a workplace, it’s a family of like-minded, ambitious, hard-working and positive people!

Below are all the articles, interviews and reviews that I have had published with them…

Action Jackson Interview
“Nupé had the lucky opportunity to talk to motivational speaker and life coach expert, Mr Jackson Ogunyemi AKA Action Jackson. We talked about his passion in motivational speaking, Nigerian food, and marriage amongst other things. Let’s find out more about this talented and positive man on a lifetime mission…”
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Poetry Zone: Kamran Assadi (I’m A Creative Superhero)
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Poetry Zone: Kamran Assadi (Mirror Image)
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Poetry Zone: Dean Atta Interview
“As Nupé’s very own Poetry Editor, I get the chance to see and hear various types of poetry being performed by some talented (established and upcoming) artists at some beautifully organised events. One of those poets that I have been inspired by through his work ethic and undeniable talent is Dean Atta. I caught up with him to find out more…”
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Poetry Submission Review: Banwo Idowu (Sign of the Times)
“When I received this poetry submission, I was totally inspired through its poetic power in its relevant subject matter and really felt that Nupe should put it on the website. I loved the bleak honest and harsh reality of it. I feel that’s what is needed at times like this.”
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Poetry Zone: AJ Asantewaa (Poetry Submission Review)
“Through reading this poem, I was ultimately inspired, empowered and confident in myself and my abilities from these words. I loved the expressive wordplay and visualization used throughout the poem as well as its natural positivity and its realistic honest approach to the situation a lot of young people may find themselves in.”
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Manorlogz Extreme Spoken Word
“4Front TV has confirmed plans to join Showcase 2 as an official broadcast partner for Manorlogz Extreme Spoken Word – the UK’s first extreme spoken word championships.”
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Editor’s Poetry Pick: Jiten Patel (Poetry Submission Review)
“Jiten Patel is a poet who embodies a wonderful spirituality and enlightenment in his words. He also uses syllables, punctuation, word phonetics and puns with great effect in his work to enhance certain literary aspects to the reader.”
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Editor’s Poetry Pick: Ezekiel The Poet (Poetry Submission Review)
“This young poet “Ezekiel the Poet” is a talented guy who has just come out on the scene. I’ve seen him perform and he has the words and presence to back that up. In this poem, he takes us through the ups and downs of relationships and how awkward they can be when you’re young.”
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Editor’s Poetry Pick: Pooja Kanabar (Poetry Submission Review)
“I love poetry that helps you to understand a person, their emotions, feelings and opinions. It helps you to know how one was feeling at the time, their identity, and their sense of longing. When I read this poem by Pooja Kanabar, this is exactly how I felt.”
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Editor’s Poetry Pick: Poetic Sinner (Poetry Submission Review)
“This poet was found through the wonders of technology and the talents of networking (Thanks Blackberry). Poetic Sinner is a beautifully visual poet from America. She writes poems that feel like they’ve been lived, and this poem is no exception.”
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Editor’s Poetry Pick: Jake Hall (Poetry Submission Review)
“This young poet by the name of Jake Hall sent me this wonderful, honest and deep poem called “Word Gym”. In it, he tells the story of a broken society through a young person’s poetic eyes and how we are all individual people who have a choice to break out from crime, and make something of ourselves.”
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Poetry Video: Eti Poetess
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Poetry Film Review: G.R.E.Ed.S
“This beautifully-shot poetic short film touches on the subjects of stereotypes and society’s perception of ethnicity. When I saw this, I was inspired and in awe of it. It packs an honest and powerful punch through symbolism, the cinematography, and its poetry.”
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Poetry Submission Review: “Mm”
“This poem by Mm’s takes an apologetic angle in its delivery allowing their words to come across in an honest way to the reader.”
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Poetry Submission Review: Belinda Zhawi
“This poem by Belinda Zhawi is an honest, dark, short and precise in its delivery. The sharp words and the visual aspects of some of the conjured up images in each sentence paint a vivid picture of how a person can be treated badly by the opposite sex.”
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Youth Leadership Project Africa
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Poetry Interview: Swarzy M
“Here at Nupé Mag, we are always on the lookout for new developing talent to showcase and bring to the forefront. Today, we have the opportunity to bring you a young positive and inspiring female poet by the name of Swarzy M.”
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Poetry Submission Review: Keesha Murray
“Through reading this poem, I felt the raw angst and emotion from each line, yet it was comforting and beautiful. We’ve all felt rejection in our lives in one way or another.”
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Poetry Editor’s Love Picks
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Music Interview: Sharon Rose
“Nupé loves to uncover real raw talent who have a positive outlook on life and in their respective fields. This week, we have been blessed to have a chat with a talented and hard-working female singer/songwriter by the name of Sharon Rose…”
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Poetry Submission Review: Jennifer Danjuma
“Reading this poem brings back a lot of personal memories but also memories and stories I have heard from a lot of friends. This poem is honest, real and emotional in its telling and portrayal.”
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Poetry Submission Review: Jessica Danjuma
“This poem is a lovely metaphor for our goals and ambitions and our constant ongoing quest to fully achieve them and fulfil them to the best of our ability which I myself and many others can fully relate to. But yet, this striving constantly can haunt us as human beings if we don’t get to fulfil them as told in this poem.”
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Poetry Submission Review: Eti Poetess
“As a Christian especially in this Easter period, it was good to read this poem that reminds me what Easter and Good Friday is all about. This made me sit back and reflect in the major sacrifice Jesus Christ took for saving our sins!”
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Poetry Over Everything – Is This The Year of the Poet?
“2011 has been an epic year for Spoken Word and Performance Poetry with the artform evolving and changing into something more mainstream but yet still being true to itself with dynamic young established performers and companies doing their best by flying the poetry flag including Dean Atta, Raymond Antrobus, G.R.E.E.D.S., Suli Breaks, Apples and Snakes and ONiT PR to name a few.”
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Inspiring People, Positive Steps Forward
“Today, I will do something different – I will let you in on something… (Whispers in their ears)… Nupé (pronounced Nupe-AY) is a brilliant, inspiring place of positive people and high achievers! And this FACT was further enhanced to me a few days ago.”
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Poetry Submission Review: Zionite
“I’ve always been a fan of complex simplicity in writing – basically saying what you really feel in a really simple way yet still giving a complexity that goes deeper than the surface. This is what “Longing” immediately conveyed to me.”
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Poetry Submission Review: Faisal Bhatti
“Today is a great day for me and for you, my readers! This section is a labour of love for me and the Nupe Mag administration (thinks of Obama and the grandeur his position of being a black president brings – yep that’s how Nupe Mag make me feel!), and it’s the wonderful little moments like this that bring a smile to my face!”
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Writing with Impact CAN Inspire Beyond Your Wildest Dreams
“I’ve been thinking (sometimes, not necessarily a bad thing) about how writing in general can inspire people in different ways, however small or big. I’ve been lucky to have been inspired by various writers and poets, but also (which is a constant achievement in my life) I’ve met many people who have been inspired by my poetry.”
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Poetry Submission Review: Mulenga Bwali
“When this poem was submitted, I couldn’t stop reading it. Although it’s short, it’s straight to the point in its delivery.”
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Stand Up And… RIOT?
“I don’t know what happened on Saturday 7 August but one of London’s most culturally diverse yet overlooked areas – Tottenham – stood up for what they believed in and protested for justice, justice they so rightly deserve. But was it the right way to go about it? Who knows?”
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Moment of Clarity
“In terms of the current situation with the national riots and looting incidents, I wrote this poem in under an hour just on my bus journey to work just thinking about it and trying to make sense of it all.”
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Music Video Review: Jay-Z & Kanye West – Otis
“Not only is Watch The Throne – the collaborative album by Jay-Z & Kanye West (arguably the most anticipated album of 2011) out and available to buy for all the physical copy lovers out there today (It came out digitally on iTunes on August 8th), but they have treated us to a video full of SWAG in the form of their latest single Otis.”
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Poetry Submission Review: Solo Boogz
“When I read poems like this, I smile broadly. This is because I get happy when young men (despite the negative stereotypes bestowed on them especially during the last week of riots) show their true feelings and respect for the wonderful women in their lives, the true birthers of many inspirations in this thing we call life.”
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Interview: Hanieh Chehrehnegari
“To bring you positivity after the turbulent weeks we’ve recently had, I reward you all with an insightful interview with a positive, influential and inspiring young lady by the name of Hanieh Chehrehnegari. Hanieh is a multi-talented woman who has had plenty of media experience working in the fields of research and presenting.”
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Poetry Submission Review: S. Faithful
“This is a beautiful positive ode to man and what he can/should be to women in a traditional sense in accordance to marriage. There’s an honest feel to honouring and respecting what your man is, as well as having your own dependency as well.”
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Interview: Lazy Habits
“Today I bring you one of those acts by the name of Lazy Habits. Lazy Habits are an eight piece Hip Hop band who have been creating global waves on the live music scene with their infectious merging of Hip Hop and Jazz using elements of Beat-boxing, rhymes, bass and decks.”
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Interview: K’Adu
“With music, it’s all about standing out from the crowd and making poignant strides in your career for people to understand you as an artist and as a person. You should make music for the love of it because you couldn’t imagine yourself doing otherwise.”
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Interview: Angela Edgar
“Words can’t express when you find a beautiful spirit doing good for others by using her gifts, especially when she has raw talent flowing through her veins! One of these beautiful spirits is Angela Edgar!”
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Poetry Submission Review: Sherryl Shairi
“I admire the way a poem can take you to another place in terms of allowing you to relate to the feelings portrayed in it as well as the subject matter it talks on, today I give you one of those poems. This poem written by a talented young female poet called Sherryl Shairi is called The Eternal Picture.”
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Poetry Submission Review: Farida Momtaz
“Poisonous love is the subject of this poetry submission by Farida Momtaz. The poem is called The Strength to Walk Away and talks about being in a relationship that is so bad for you that you find it hard to walk away from it.”
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Poetry Submission Review: Angela Edgar
“I checked my inbox recently and found this gem of a poem from Angela Edgar talking of all things pregnancy! This is truly beautiful! I felt very emotional and happy with a bit of pride sprinkled in after reading this!”
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Music Interview: Th_Basterds
“When it comes to experimental mad vibes from across the globe, you can sign me up! I came across such a group like that in the form of Th_Basterds from the mighty talent hotbed of Atlanta in the US. Atlanta has given birth to various music movements including the Noughties head-knocking Crunk (Think Lil Jon, Brooke Valentine and the like).”
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Poetry Video Review: Dylema
“This poetry video (It is the first ever female take on the bible verse Proverbs 31) from her is about the kind of guy she would like in terms of qualities etc, how women and men should be strong pillars for each other, and touches on Christian attributes and biblical references to enhance the point.”
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Poetry Submission Review: Banwo Idowu (Four Men)
“As a fan of poetry and the different derivatives that various writers and poets come up with, I received a beautiful poem in my inbox from Banwo Idowu (one of the Poetry Section’s most important contributors) that truly opened my eyes in terms of descriptive storytelling and poetry and how they can combine together in a cohesive way.”
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Interview: G.R.E.Ed.S
“The mightily talented and humble wordsmith G.R.E.Ed.S took time out of his busy schedule to talk all things Spoken Word and Music to Nupe Magazine on an exclusive tip! And what a pleasure it was!”
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Poetry Submission Review: LionHeart
“Luckily, I had heard a little bit about this wonderful poet called LionHeart when I saw some of his poetry performances on his YouTube channel – and saw real potential in his poetic delivery and his use of wordplay, metaphors, and performance.”
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Interview: Randy Lewis
“Seriously, when it comes to finding out about positive inspiring role models in the community, I thrive on showcasing them. This brings me to the amount of pleasure I got from finding out about a wonderfully talented, positive, down to earth and wise man by the name of Randy Lewis.”
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Interview: Zita Holbourne
“I know I go on about people being inspiring to me, but I truly believe that in the celebrity culture we live in, where talent, inspiration and positivity is excluded in the mainstream and is replaced with disposable reality TV and “entertainment”, inspiring positive people deserve the chance to be showcased to the fullest!”
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Interview: Comfort ‘Sidel’ Stewart (Art Without Apology) 
“When it comes to a multi-faceted performing arts company that specialises in PR, Events, Marketing and Management, not a lot can come close to ONiT! PR. Set up by renowned Spoken Word talent Comfort ‘Art Without Apology’, it has helped bridge the gap and provide services that support the genre of Spoken Word and similar performance arts.”
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Interview: Musa Okwonga
“Musa Okwonga is a true inspiration example that has made and taken opportunities to showcase his views and talent through his artistic nature, and has managed to stay on top.”
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Poetry Album Review: Mark Niel
“Now firstly I love this title of Mark’s debut poetry CD and what it implies. We’re all a bit eccentric and I think it explains his poetry so well in a short and sweet way. I’m a fan of puns and witty wordplay and Mark is full of it, just go to this website A Kick in the Arts for plenty of examples. (The Parental Advisory Warning on the CD is hilarious too)”
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#KamRantz – Positive Fathers, Tell Your Story (Page 11)
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Interview: That Grape Juice (Page 35)
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Poetry Submission Review: Banwo Idowu – The Lonely Astronaut (Page 37) 
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Interview: Jimmy Akingbola (Page 12 & 13)
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#KamRantz – “It Seems Like Everyone’s An Actor Nowadays” (Page 44)
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EP Review: David Evans – Put It On You
“Having worked extensively as a singer, rapper, producer and multi-instrumentalist in the UK and Nigeria since 2001, David Evans is best known for his detrimental work creating a new chapter in the Afro-Pop genre with Nigerian artists like singer Saeon, rapper Ajebutter22 and musical duo Soyinka’s Afro amongst many others.”
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World Autism Awareness Day
“As you probably may not know, I have an autistic cousin named Wesley and he is the same age as me (29 years old). He was born to my aunt but as having an autistic child can totally change your world in terms of trying to cope with a new way of thinking and doing for this child – he was instead adopted by another kind aunt who took it upon herself to cope with this young child.”
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An Interview with Sustainable Design Company: Moorbi
“When it comes to moving forward with the times and following their business know-how and acumen in the design and fashion industry, not a lot of companies are representing this notion like Moorbi. Moorbi is an online business which bills itself as “the affordable upcycle marketplace” dealing in sustainability and design.”
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Anthony Hamilton to Perform In London In July
“Neo-Soul / R&B singer-songwriter Anthony Hamilton will be heading to the UK for a one-off show at London’s IndigO2 arena on July 11th this year. He will aim to enchant his audience and UK supporters with his unique brand of soul. Grammy Award-winner Anthony Hamilton’s silky smooth vocals possess subtle depth and truthful emotion which in turn, allows them to paint vivid visuals of the various topics and sub-plots of love and the situations that can ensue from relationships.”
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Stranger In Moscow: An Exhibition By Arteh Odjidja
“Stranger in Moscow is a series of photographs that shine a light on a young man’s story, and highlight the feelings of displacement and vulnerability felt by so many living in foreign environments, far from their country of birth. Their aim being to better their own lives, and those of the ones they love.”
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The 11th London African Music Festival
“Now in its 11th year, this festival has gone from strength to strength by always including an eclectic line-up of artists that represent Africa and its varying musical styles/culture/film/literature in its full glory. This year is no exception. The majority of the artists are performing in London for the first time and making their festival debut.”
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For Colored Girls – London Production
“After five star reviews on its showing in Cambridge, Justina Kehinde and Ifeyinwa Frederick are bringing Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls [Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow is Enuf] to London for one night only. The play, a choreopoem originally written by Ntozake Shange, will be staged at the Canada Water Culture Space on Friday, September 13, 7.30pm – followed by a Q&A with the cast and crew hosted by Hannah Pool.”
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