Poet Profile: Masai Sepuru

Quaz | August 25th, 2020 | poet profile | No Comments

Masai Sepuru is a visual and performing artist practising in numerous disciplines of the arts including writing, painting, set design, directing and performing.

He has performed in various slams winning two of the biggest slams in the country (Tshwane Speak Out Loud and WordnSound) back to back- making him the only poet to have held both titles at the same time. He is also the first champion of the annual Speak Child Slam Competition. Masai’s poetry has made a mark on and off stage, he helps organize and facilitate workshops with poetry organizations Scribe-Rites and Blue Pulse around the province. 

Using his degree in performing arts technology he finds spaces and organizes poetry events around Pretoria with an organization named Poetoria and Black suburbia. His passion for poetry has seen him chosen to be part of the South African State theatre incubator program in which he created a showcase called ‘It’s all the sane’ adding to many other showcases that he has organized and was a part of like ‘Toxic’ with Kori Strange, ‘Blurred lines’ and Poetoria Showcases with Neo Soul to name a few. He has headlined and showcased in Sessions like Hear my Voice, WordnSound, Black Labone, World of Words and Street poetry. Masai also wrote, directed and produced the play ‘Morongwa’ that showcased at The South African State Theatre and The Tx Theatre.

Tshwane Speak out loud 2018 2019 champion

WordnSound 2018 champion

Speak child 2018 champion

WordnSound episode 2 2018 king of the mic

WordnSound episode 6 2018 king of the mic

WordnSound episode 3 2019 King of the mic

WordnSound episode 4 2019 King of the mic

WordnSound episode 5 2019 King of the mic

Tshwane Speak out loud 2016 2017 semifinalist

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