Poetry Has A Voice – VaChikepe

Could you introduce yourself to netizens?

My name is VaChikepe: The Poet. I am an International Poet, from Zimbabwe. I have been writing Poetry for 15 years now and I specialize in writing and reading Poetry. I am also the Publisher and Founder of “The Sailors Review”, “We Are The Sailors” we believe in publishing Art from Africa, especially Poetry. Active Sailors are now more than 500 in Africa and we are inspiring 1000s the world at large

What’s your nationality?

I am Zimbabawean. My totem in Zebra 🦓( Samaita). I come from Katanga, Norton and my clan is from Gutu and Buhera.

Where are you now?

I am currently in the United States of America. I am currently perusing my Masters in Divinity at Duke University, North Carolina

Could you compare where you are to your own country?

I am still to know the state of Poetry in the US; but one thing that I know is they have mastered the Art of Poetry and they are very eloquent. In Africa, what we have is the inspiration and naturality; peace of mind, grooming community and Poetry as a Gift, even if you don’t have a Masters In Creative Writing

Why did you go into poetry?

To me Poetry is my Gift from God. I was given this Gift at the age of 19. To be “The Voice”, “The Expression”, “The Teacher” and “The Big Ship” that helps people to cross from one destiny to another.

 Are people listening to your messages?

Yes they are. Poetry has its own voice besides the voice we want to talk Poetry into. It is a journey. It is a negotiation and friendship between yourself, aura and your soul all packaged together in the spiritual realm of life.

How many books or albums have you released?

I have 1 book published last year In January:

And I am working on my second book that will be published in the beginning of the year.

And we have published more than 50 issues of the Sailors Review.

I have 3 albums published in Zimbabwe and I have an album ready, that will pro

  1. Manna My Bloodline King (2014)
  2. Zion Collection: Mangoma MuChechi (2015)
  3. “Wonders of Love and Pain: Humbowo Huzere (2017)

What message do you have for the young ones?

Poetry is the basic and best way of being an Artist. With Poetry you can be anything. With Poetry you can do anything. Those extra ideas we are always looking for in life, are all hidden in Poetry. “Be a Poet today and be our tomorrow’s leader”.

Tell us about your happiest day, so far.

The day I was born. I don’t know about it but I am a living testimony of it

What about your most embarrassing day?

I hope it never comes lol

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