OUR ARTIFICIAL AFRICA: by Oppong Clifford Benjamin

When the birds were heard rapping Stead of singing and wings flapping It was obvious some things had gone wrong And nature wouldn’t have them to its belong When Coca Cola replaced coconut Our women dress fine, somewhat Men feel more presentable in suit and tie Take every drink with...

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SEASON OF NO LIGHT: by Olajide Teniola

Behold the night As black as the sour-faced tar Harvest season for soul hunters Behold the night I say, season without light Enthralled uncanny feeling On the residents of the street As they brandished Their shiny weapons of destruction Behold the night I say, season without light Lives sent on...

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BLACK ANTS: Ndukwo Kalu Ugah

A quest in every land Accepting slavery without protest, You peep into the dinner table of your land; Inhabiting many a forest. The sun grazes you so black while in search for food, In between life’s race-track Hunger has grimmed you good. It rains often, thunders and you’re not back...

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MY HUT

My hut… My hut is my heaven Where every night I’m to laze Where not rats, cockroaches nor lizards are denied Where I get shelter, it is my haven There I’m sensible And tomorrow is my heart Live you in a mansion, or a mountain I tell you, here in...

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