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Nollywood Actor, Sam Dede Supports PHLS Poetry Slam With Special Prize.

Nollywood Actor, Sam Dede.

The PHLS Poetry Slam has received a major boost from acclaimed and award winning actor, Dr. Sam Dede, with the institution of the Sam Dede Prize for Best Spoken Word Artist.

Dr. Dede made the announcement in Port Harcourt when he spoke with the Resident Poet of the Port Harcourt Literary Society, Chijioke Amu-Nnadi. He commended the Society for energizing literature in Port Harcourt, adding: "What you guys are doing is quite remarkable and deserves the support of every well meaning artist and sponsor of the arts."

The actor, whose inspiring performance in Isakaba earned him Africa's top acting honours, stated that the Prize comes with cash and a plaque.

The Sam Dede Prize is in addition to the N100,000 already set aside by the Society for the Winner of the PHLS Poetry Slam. Other prizes are N75,000 for first runner-up and N50,000 for the second runner-up. A fourth prize of N25,000 will go to the best Spoken Word poet from one of the secondary schools which have benefited from the Society's monthly PHLS Literature for Teens programme.

The PHLS Poetry Slam, already described as Nigeria's biggest Poetry Slam, will be judged by award winning poets, Efe Paul Azino, Andrew Patience, Obii Ifejika and Graciano Enwerem.

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