WHO IS NELSON ONYANGO?
Nelson Onyango: stage name Nelson The Poet is an upcoming poetry master spitting words of power to advocate the word of God through his passion and talent. He gives us an insight on his come up, the struggles and everything nice.
STAGE NAME: Nelson The Poet
LOVES: Food and eating new delicacies
Nelson the poet, tell us about yourself
I’m a spoken word artist. I am 21 years old
Where are you currently?
I’m from Siaya but currently live in Nairobi.
Share with us your brief background
I have loved poetry and I started reciting poems in solo verses back in 2010 after completing my elementary years. In my high school days I was more of a writing artist than a performing one. Back in university I was fascinated immensely by spoken word and I decided to give it a shot. I guess ever since I have absolutely loved it.
What kind poems do you write?
I majorly write gospel poems.
What inspired you to become a poet?
I love God and poetry and hence I saw this as the best opportunity for me to spread the gospel using the talent that He gave me.
What achievements do you want to achieve through poetry?
I want to spreads God’s message, give hope to people, speak against social injustices and be the voice of many in the society.
What achievement or visions have you achieved through poetry so far?
I managed to touch lives, encourage and speak for many. My greatest breakthrough was when I was invited to perform with Bambika Citizen Crew at Kenyatta University.
What challenges have you faced as you strive to become better poet?
The journey has had a lot challenges. The major struggle is financial breakthrough. I am yet to have a studio recording which would at least publish my poems .
If not a poet, what else would you chose to become?
Poetry has always been flowing in my veins because I do it with passion. If not a poetry, then I wouldn’t be me. Furthermore I’m pursuing Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Nairobi,so in professional grounds , may be an accountant or financial advisory.
What word of advice would you give your fellow youth out there?
If you have something that God has given you, start small, believe in yourself and keep pushing on
What is your relationship status
I’m currently in a relationship.
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