The final CapSlam Finalist Spotlight!
OpenSecret (aka Ikenna) appeared on the slam scene in late 2007, just as (leading the way?) slam was BOOMING in Ottawa. He became one of the voices that defined Capital Slam for the next while, culminating is some pretty lofty accolades. In 2008 he made his first of three consecutive CapSlam teams. In 2009 he was a key part of Ottawa’s first National Slam Championship team and in 2010 he proved it was no fluke, as he was joined by a nearly completely different squad… and did it again!
The 2009 team followed up their win by forming The Recipe, which has become the biggest name in spoken word groups in the country. Ikenna followed up the 2010 win by going to the first ever Canadian Individual Slam Championships in Vancouver and bringing home that title as well! Due to that win, he represented Canada at the World Slam Championships in Paris this year, making it to the finals!
Remember, the CapSlam Finals are at the Alumni Auditorium at University of Ottawa on June 16th. Doors open at 6:30 pm. $10. Hosted by Brad Morden and feat. DJ Memetic!