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WNS Awards: “Africa artists are amazing man!” – Mutle Mothibe


1. What is the story behind your poem? What inspired you to write it?
“Nuances of Apollo” was inspired by artists and the struggles we go through when it comes to creating our works. It was also a celebration of our achievements. This poem was close to my heart because I had prepared it for my trip to the Apollo Theatre. So the concept was mostly centered on how dope South African poets are and how we can hold our own anywhere on the global stage.

2. If your poem had the power to change just one thing, what would it be?
I’d like it to change our perception of ourselves as African artists. We are an amazing bunch of spoken words artists.

3. Which poem would you like to win…besides your own of course?
Modise Sekgothe’s “To Die Before You Die”.

4. How do you feel about it being nominated in the Perfect Poem category?
I feel honoured and really moved by the gesture.

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