The Wine Wrote This EP by Ghanaian-Liberian Spoken Word Artist Dzyadzorm will be released on February 1, 2017.
The 6-track EP features collaborations with Poetra Asantewa and Ria Boss. It addresses issues including Love, femininity and identity .
“I used wine as a metaphor for openness and honesty. I think you’d agree with me that most of us are in our truest form when inebriated. We tend to become more expressive and direct when communicating. That’s what TWWT is about; allowing my mask to come off and being open and unashamed of my flaws and insecurities while still not neglecting my positive attributes.” says Dzyadzorm on what inspired the title of the EP.
She also speaks on what the goal of #TWWT is: “My entire journey with poetry has been about the understanding that my voice too is valid and ultimately reaching as many people as I can, hopefully make some sort of difference in their lives.”
Dzyadzorm is one of the many talented artists in the Ghanaian Spoken Word/Poetry community.
Born Vanessa Akua Medie, her journey as a Spoken Word artist began with the writing of her own pieces as well as watching performances of J.Ivy, Black Ice, and Sunni Peterson, which encouraged her to give Spoken Word a shot.
It’s been 4 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, Live In Accra Jazz festival and Elikplim Akorli’s book launch for A Heart’s Quest.
Her 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. 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.”