Nigeria, my dear, my own,
You alone, none else, I owe
My strength, my best, even my least,
All! I am ready to offer with zest.
Equality – I’ll uphold to the core
This ethnic race, I’ll run no more
Lest I exhaust my youthful strength
My life cut short, doomed to ‘dungeon of death’
You are life and death to me. For you I’ll walk through fire
With my last breath I’ll raise your bi-colored flag higher
On same dreaded paths our fathers walked, I’ll run
For my unborn offspring’s future, from dusk till dawn
I’ll witness the end of corruption’s businesses
Segregation of religion and tribal preferences
For all everyone cares to know, I’ll declare-
Nigeria, you are Life and Death to me; most dear!
Written by: Adebote Oluwaseyifunmi
Edited by: Kukogho Iruesiri Samson
I am a member of the WRR editorial team.