The ever-growing Spoken Word/Poetry community in Ghana boasts of many talented acts. One of such is Vanessa Akua Medie . The Ghanaian–Liberian Spoken Word artiste goes by the stage name Dzyadzorm, which is an Ewe name meaning, “I am happy.”
Dzyadzorm’s journey as a spoken word artiste began with the writing of her own pieces as well as watching performances from J.Ivy, Black Ice, and Sunni Peterson, which encouraged her to give Spoken Word a shot.
It’s been 2 years and counting since her first performance on Y FM’s “Poets on Y FM”.
So far, she’s performed at Jojo Abot and the Phunky Phew concert, Ehalakasa Talk Party’s
Pepublikasa, Open Mic Night at N’Daba Music & Acoustic Poetry, Elikplim Akorli’s book launch for A Heart’s Quest, she has been featured on several episodes of Chorkor Heights’s Live on the Terrance, Live In Accra Jazz festival , Fashion Fuse’s night of fashion and poetry and other events.
Dzyadzorm’s debut spoken word piece was “Phases,” an expression of self-growth, pain, and a resolve to transform. She followed it up with “Hush,” a piece on the confusion that can sometimes surround female sexuality.
What other issues does she address in her pieces?
“Mostly social issues stemming from personal experiences and aspirations. My plan is to expand my horizon as far as themes are concerned in order to be seen as a diver artist rather than a just a romantic one. [To] date, one of my pieces I’m most proud of is ‘War’ and its implications on a body of people.”
Dzyadzorm’s main goal is “to be better. Live better, write better, and perform better. I believe that the opportunities to go beyond Ghana and Africa will present itself.”
By : livefmghana.com/Ghana/91.9FM