Bulawayo young poet rules roost

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“DYNAMITE comes in small packages” is the best way to describe one of Bulawayo’s most promising poets, Silaye “Slizzer” Mathe (12).

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SHARON SIBINDI
Own Correspondent

The boy has managed to captivate audiences all over the country.

The rising poet started chanting at a tender age and was voted the best performer at this year Dreams-to-Fame competition at Amakhosi Cultural Centre.

Besides winning the Dreams-to-Fame award, Slizzer has been nominated for the Golden Awards that will be held next month at Amakhosi Cultural Centre.

“My poetry has so far gone silver with poems like My Brain, Uligugu lumuntu and Intombi Engiyithandayo being the most favoured,” the ambitious poet doing Grade Seven at Insungamilili Primary School told Southern Eye LifeStyle in an interview yesterday.

Slizzer has performed with other poets during the commemoration of Umdala Wethu Gala to celebrate the life of Father Zimbabwe, the late Vice-President Joshua Nyongolo Mqabuko Nkomo, and during the commemoration of the national Heroes’ Day.

He has performed in some events at school and has also shared the stage with seasoned Bulawayo poets, among them Make-more Mkhululiwabanengi, Swica the poet, Eternity and Nomhli.