The Word N Sound Awards are nigh, and we decided to get to know our nominees a little better. First up is Belita Andre.
How do you feel about being nominated for Best Newcomer?
I am honored that I would be considered.
You’ve performed on other stages. Why did you want to come to the Poetry League?
WnS was the first platform I had outside of school in my teens. I guess I came back to greet.
What was your favourite poem that you performed on our stage?
I don’t do very well titling my poems, but it would be the piece I shared in Season 8, Episode 7.
What’s one lesson that you learnt from being part of the Poetry League in Season 8
There are things we love more than people.
Other than you, who would you say stood out to you in Season 8?
Linda Masilela … his rhythm keeps up with my heartbeat.
What plans do you have for 2019?
I plan to publish my first anthology this year and if the cards allow, tour the country in the name of poetry.