By: Isaiah S. Showell, Follow South Jersey Multimedia Journalist/’What’s Good’ Host
WILLINGBORO, N.J. — The Boro Epicenter was filled with young innovative talent as Honeycomb Poetics hosted its open mic night for artists in the tri-state area to perform along with vendors in South Jersey selling their products.
Honeycomb Poetics is a nonprofit organization empowering young creative people in South Jersey who have an interest in the art of poetry to be bold with their voice and share what’s within. The founder is Nayamah Kolliegbo.
“The vision for tonight was to bring out creatives and do a community event where everyone can express themselves and operate in their gift,” said Kolliegbo. “One of our pillars is mentorship, just being able to inspire the younger generation and guide them along is a very important thing.”
Taylor Charles of Willingboro hit the stage to sing and perform, and right behind her was Destiny Johnson sharing an original poem.
Johnson said she was nervous when she first starting to perform poetry but since a pastor prophesied that her words will impact people she no longer remained shy. “She was just telling me there are people who want to get at you, she put my experiences into words and into perspective, and from there she told me there’s something special I was meant to do,” said Johnson.
The Konim Touch Foundation made their presence known by enlightening the people about the orphanages in Ghana and how people can donate to help supply the youth in Ghana with desks and other school supplies. The end of the show was dedicated to getting to know the artists that performed with a Q&A segment.
Nayamah Kolliegbo shared an original poem that evoked loud applause from the audience to close the show out, followed by a shower of compliments aimed at Kolliegbo for providing a place for artists to be creative It was definitely What’s Good in South Jersey!
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