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Spoken word poet, Joy Nnebuogo Nwanokwai a.k.a “JYC”, popularly known for her powerful stage renditions is set to move her deep messages from the stage to an album collection, titled BROKEN LINES.


The selected poems in the album shares the poet’s fears and expectations of what a daughter should be or would face tomorrow. According to the poet, “we live in a world of gender inequalities where the girl child is treated as a second human and worse, as a help option”.

For her, BROKEN LINES prepares her unborn child for the gender woes to come especially if she tries to be like her as her strong fears predict a daughter growing up to become a shadow of herself.

The album reveals the poet’s voice, broken in pain and fears of tomorrow yet strengthened with the joys of  her coming daughter, who she bids to be just as strong as her, regardless.


“Damaged”, another key poem in the album is a story of a poet who has been through alot, rising from falling in love to struggling to keep love in place. For the poet, It’s true that love is a beautiful thing but it surely comes with lots of heartbreaks and people trying to make amends and take a walk from the suicidal dangers that an unrequited love may breed. Hence, one is left damaged. Damaged is a poem that will satisfy one’s longing desires for words that can relate to their present love situation but still remind them of the need to be prepared for any damage love might come with.

The anticipated album “BROKEN LINES” has a collection of nine tracks with a bonus track, both of which will be dropping online and available for FREE download next week Friday, the 9th of September, 2016 while the poet works on her official big album launch.


Joy Nnebuogo Nwanokwai aka “JYC” is a performance poet and spoken word artist, a graduate of Criminology and security studies, the winner of IMAP (Illegal migration awareness project 2013 organised by PRAWA), top 10 finalist in Eko poetry slam 2014, winner of Eko poetry slam 2015, one of the most outstanding participant in street project foundation creative boot camp 2016, listed in the poetry court African poets encyclopedia 2015 and 2016, listed among top 20 notch poet in Eko theatre carnival in commemoration of crown troupe@20 2016. She has also performed in places and platforms such as freedom spoken words, metro open MIC, beauty of words, freedom park, face of Ajegunle beauty pageant, empowered by words in Mapoly, Poetically mad in university of Abuja, and many more.

Watch this space for the poet’s release!

You can connect with the poet on Facebook here

Goodluck JYC :)

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