PEN – EFFECTIVE WEAPON OF VOICE by Ogundairo Stephen Oluwaseyi

We got independence by dependence, We claim democracy, Yet voiceless. Thousands of Nigerians are impregnated of words, But yet to reach conception. But I, Have reached my conception, I have given birth to a voice, That vomits words, After a groaning labour, I have given birth to a warrior. My voice goes far beyond my… Continue reading PEN – EFFECTIVE WEAPON OF VOICE by Ogundairo Stephen Oluwaseyi

NEO-COLOMENTAL by Oluwaseun Shedrack Akodu

And the gods came Making three mountains one Striping the hood naked In the name of clothing Crudity in the name refining And the gods left For the godsons Neo-colomental And the godsons Having bath in Euphrates Voyaging on the sea Hercules of the gods Smears to their hood Sacrilege to the shrine Godsons of… Continue reading NEO-COLOMENTAL by Oluwaseun Shedrack Akodu

CHANGE OR CHAINS? by Okeme Jerome Akpevwe

What did you hear When they mounted the stage of yesterday To declare their promises on air? Was it change or chains? Maybe the lies of yesteryears Have deposited wax into our ears and hindered our hearing that we couldn’t differentiate change from chains. Please let this accent be understood. Did we hear “we are… Continue reading CHANGE OR CHAINS? by Okeme Jerome Akpevwe

BROKEN VISION by Bankoke Kolawole

The chants they chant for justice, for equity, Their daily iniquity makes me seek till I fall sick Like little water into mighty baskets, the end is indeed the casket. Enough of this noise Justice or just tease Peace or just piss Madness is not radicalism. After Madiba, injured tease still speak xenophobically. In land… Continue reading BROKEN VISION by Bankoke Kolawole

THIS GODDESS’ PLIGHT by Eziudo Michael Nwachukwu

While they played she like a nun in her mother’s den learned with difficulty To make a home and to keep it learned under crude tutoring From the cradle to the ladle she’s known to bear The pains that befriend her, a world abhorred but believed her destiny And at the dawning of maturity responsibilities… Continue reading THIS GODDESS’ PLIGHT by Eziudo Michael Nwachukwu

CHANGE HAPPENED WITHOUT ME! by Kukogho Iruesiri Samson

“I am a coward of no name I am a fool of sour fame For I sat among idle men While a wolf ate the hen.” Things had fallen apart: We saw the sages’ private parts Dangling in public spaces. For a clown, Lucky, but shoeless, was the king of our town… … I spat… Continue reading CHANGE HAPPENED WITHOUT ME! by Kukogho Iruesiri Samson