2014 WNS Awards


The 2014 Word N Sound Awards mark the culmination of a year that saw the company launch the Spoken Freedom Festival and South Africa’s first ever poetry booking agency- Poetic Act; take their production “Slam For Your Life” to the National Arts Festival; and produce the 4th Annual Word N Sound International Youth Poetry Festival (headlined by Buddy Wakefield and Lebo Mashile). Whilst they are showing no signs of slowing down, the Word N Sound Awards provide a much needed light hearted occasion for everyone to let their hair down and take stock of what a rock n’ roll year it’s been.


Three categories will be open to the public to vote for their winner. The categories are: Best Newcomer, Best Showcase and Perfect Poem Award.

Find out more about the nominees here:

Best Newcomer

Xabiso Vili
Nkosinathi Gaar
Zewande Bhengu
Bafentse Ntlokoa
Thando Buthelezi

Best Showcase


Vuylewa Maluleke | Tongue Fu
Modise Sekgothe | Spoken Freedom Festival
Conelius Jones | Spoken Freedom Festival
Mandi Poefficient Vundla | Slam For Your Life National Slam Finale
Jitsvinger | Tongue Fu, Stellenbosch

Perfect Poem Award


“Mother” – Mandi Poefficient Vundla
“To Die Before You Die” – Modise Sekgothe
“Ode To Kwaito” – Mandi Poefficient Vundla
“Nuances of Apollo” – Mutle Mothibe
“Do You Remember Me” – Masai Dabula
“Seven Moons” – Conelius Jones
“CD4 Count” – Zewande Bhengu
“Gaza, a Love Story” – Xabiso Vili

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