WHEN, HOW, WHY? by Akinbode Israel

The veins of our children, Lacked blood…dried pipes. Swimming in dehydrated waters, Dripping in sweats of shame. The eyes of our children, Lids are glued…scary sights seen, Their eyes have seen lifeless bodies, Why won’t they die young. The robes of our children, A carpet for hungry termites, Chewed in...

Continue reading

THIS DANCE by Abiola Inioluwa Oluwaseun

Adanne, My words have taken a stroll along this lonely night, To visit the scanty chambers in your heart; My fingers have caused these serene desires, Causing shivers through the spine of my guitar strings; My lyrics are the fading rhymes, kissing the rhythm of these lonely sounds, But all...

Continue reading

OUR YOUTH by Ndukwo Kalu Ugah

The heart pumps her curves as tempting energizing the blood to beat the drum, As she walks; Focusing loose in between her legs, Eventually,the mouth knows nothing. What could speak now? But the strokes penetrating in and out, The knee begs a stop; Yet the waist grew angrier. Who chews...

Continue reading

HEART ROBBERY by Gideon Abowha

Heart Robbery Like a dream she came All seems the same Day and night Like a tree of love With many branches All seems glowing Her charming love Her elegances All like a dream Her sweet heart sweetens me Staying in the prison of love Praying never to get unleashed...

Continue reading

FUFU GBONA DEE by Lebile Melt Tosin

“FuFu gbona dee” Looking through my window I saw the young lad hawking fufu When I’m still on bed When the nature looks freezing And men are hugging their covering cloth Yet fufu gbona de!!! Some paid for this day with blood Thinking when they look to the earth And...

Continue reading

THE AFRICAN WOMAN by Samuel Amazing Ayoade

Epitome of virtue I see, Building a house of fortune icy, Foundation of moderacy and modesty. Even without amnesty, The African woman remains loyal. Her blackness lightens the darkness, For it shines even in darkness. There is power in her eyes, For it sparks and breaks ice. Oh! How can...

Continue reading

LET’S DANCE AFRICA by Mesioye Affable Johnson

Under this sighing moon did we gather beliefs Into the howling calabash of whirling Western Culture, Which left splashes of abnormalities on our faces, After piles of tainted tales struck the surface of nature. Mama’s wrappers traded honour in the market of tradition Where moderation is the price tagged on...

Continue reading

I WANT CHANGE by Osho Samuel Adetunji

Holders clasp light like a prisoner! Darkness stares me in the face, With a choir of generators groaning, I want change! Thieves coronated as Chiefs, With pockets heavy with greed, Rode men like horses! I want change! Our crude made us rude brothers! Slaying compatriots with scarcity! Yet it is...

Continue reading