IRENE by Stefn Sylvester

You are black, You are wise, You are beautiful, Of creativity are you full. When you dance Wriggling your curves From West to North They stare like morons Lost in your Eastern prowess – Irene. In your eyes I see Ohafia dancers Chanting war cries Dancing frenzy to the tune...

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AMALA DUDU by Olutunbi Oluwaseun Israel

How I crave you And adore your profound beauty I am drawn through space and time, on the wings of haste To your existence daily Same place, same timeAnd so it comes to pass Before the great Smokey table I am rewarded with a battle A delicious battle for my...

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ÌGBORÀN (OBEDIENCE) by Olusegun M. Lawal

Three brothers beautiful blood Soaring species and no blaming course Fossil religion? Not at all Within us Love and Peace reigns In togetherness they built their future In dreams their fertile soar with sound seeds In the myth of their elder’s kola nut Strong and agile their younger generation learn...

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AFRICAN WOMEN by Mesioye Affable Johnson

Abeni, The pride born at the borders where virtues are valued On the integrity lying beneath the black skin and sparkling hair Where the jealous sun laughs in delight of the rare norms you wear On your cultured structure with shining beads tied around your beauty. Your glowing skin in...

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PAIN by Eseohe Pearl Ebhota

Pain You just have to ride it out While it goes away on its own Pray the wound heals! Pain can be managed But sometimes it gets you When you least expect it It goes below the belt and doesn’t let up easily There are no solutions no easy answers...

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BLACK! by Oluwatosin Kolawole

The radiantly shiny skin appeals to all Some call it the coal-tar-like. Others liken it to a charcoal… It’s her colour; black! Sometimes, she’s molested; called names, scorned- Called a stain… But feels glad with such embalmed colour, Distinct; unique. It is her pride, one she can’t let go She...

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SOLEMN VOICES by Mesioye Affable Johnson

The lines tracing the sacred lawn to where love resides now broken on the head of humanity with darkness Where wars and bombs could see through The hollows struck and shadowed by mean beings To secure sick silence at the other end where prognosis Is belittled by faded today and...

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