Currently making waves in the city of Port Harcourt and beyond is one of Nigeria’s most hardworking and vibrant spoken word art, by name, Amiso Joy Ibinabo. Popularly called AmisoThePoet by her fans, she has been able to prove beyond reasonable doubts that her brand is a sought-after brand and should be appreciated in the city of her domicile.
Speaking reality using the voice in her art, she has passed several messages to the public and has since gained recognition from prominent individuals in her city and beyond.
In an art of expertise, she delivered some powerful words in a track she titled “Audacity”. This track have since topped the play list of her fans as it possesses a high volume of inspiration to the twenty-first century youths.
At this juncture, I think it’s time to know her in person, I present to you “AmisoThePoet”.
AmisoThePoet is a “Recording And Performing Poet/Spoken Word Artist, Creative Writer And Girl Child Activist”a little bit of a “Song Writer and Graphic Designer” according to her, she’s an all about the Arts kind of person. She classifies her genre and style of Poetry as Life & Reality (nonfictional), _’the World is my inspiration’_ she said, as she makes experimental, thought provoking poetry, blended with sound lyricism too impossible to be ignored.
Amiso was born on August 6th into a family of six, two elder brothers, a younger brother alongside her parents, in her words, she said and I quote “age has never been a factor to me as I love to keep people guessing, but just for the record, I’m under 20”. Amiso is Port Harcourt born, an indigene of Okrika in Rivers State and a half blood from Bayelsa State, which is her maternal home. She graduated from Besona International School, Port Harcourt in the year 2015, being the School’s Senior Prefect Girl and a highly intellectual student she won for herself some accolades for her intellectual shrewdness and she is currently a Prospective student of Unical.
The Poet begun her ‘write journey’ by putting a lot of emotioned poems on paper, mostly that of life and felt emotions. She begun Poetry generally in 2015. “I’m a very emotional person” she affirmed and then took the Art a step further by contesting in the Tag 2016 Poetry Competition in January 2016, which she made it to the top 50 finalist and then the GCGT Competition 2017, succeeding to the Regional Finals under Spoken word category.
The Poet broke out into the spotlight through her first official spoken word piece titled “THE STORYLINE”“Mehn, that piece was soul lifting” she explains it was her true story and it graced her a lot of stages and attention, which meant to her more work!!!
Being greatly inspired by the likes of Eminem, Janette..ikz, Edgar, Propaganda, Sammy Hart and AmisoThePoet etc, the Poet isn’t disappointed on her journey so far, as she’s gradually gaining momentum, confidence and knowledge about her Art, Amiso is on the rise, as she goes out of her way, letting the flow and drive sweep her into the mainstream.
Mostly spotted in Black, the Poet seems to have won her way into the heart of many through her dope and classic dress sense, personal connection with fans, genius punchlines and word plays and most especially ‘the hat’ amongst others.
Our mouths were still drooling in the month of February as the Poet released a Post Valentine Spoken Word Video, “THE ONE FOR YOU”, soon after that, thrilled us all with her first official spoken word audio, the goose bumping “AUDACITY”, with fingers crossed, her fans and everyone else are left with chills, wondering what next?
Till then, BRACE UP!
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