AMALGAMATION OF PAINS by Bada Yusuf Amoo

Green and white detribalised our existence Our grumblings are more private than public Alas! Our ears have been listened to dialogues Will writers present a collective opinion? While the nation’s children live together Like children of unknown concubines Fighting for the rights of their mothers Would the writers watch? Men...

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FALLING….CALLING

I am …….. calling to the father above to look me at altar of peace where my generation become my cross and the innocent blood my sin oh father save me . Lining on the way is a mess I tried to walk but filled with fence I trade all...

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TELL THEM by Omotayo Awoyemi

Tell them we can see them; The house of bones they live in, The sweats that flush their gutters, The sweats of our fathers and mothers, and The blood of our brothers on their lintels, That bought ’em passover from their trade; Trade of death. Tell them we’re louder; We’re...

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CHANGE by El Sane Ken Silencer

Ah! Men are wailing women are whooPing Children are crying no one is watching… Who is beating all? Recession! Father cried back when I talked broke… I wanted to meat mother, but her face said more bartered. Brethren! Have youse seen what I told youse, that a day is come-...

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REDEMPTION by Chinemerem Ikeogu

A solemn pledge A vow to break every hedge To smash the fetters that have restrained our progress To loosen the shackles that have made us grow less To halt the deliberate actions that have hurt our image To discontinue the dereliction that has kept millions in bondage To uproot...

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CITY OF OWLS by Efe Ogufere

Despair… A parliament divided, the nation in flight When death came in hoots, we stepped aside. A mother laughs when her tears are spent Blood and smoke creates a perfect collage. A flame still flickers for the silent screams The ghosts of her womanhood lost in Chibok. Before our very...

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