KAYEEFI by Yemi Osadiya

After KAYEEFI was born and bath Her veil was as tattered as a torn net Only a few friending shame vowed partnership. As time crept to welcome stages Her emergence and nature became a star She fights moral at every quarter Riding on the wings of civilization Her Veil peeled...

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MOREMI AJASORO by Ololade Akinlabi

Taking thoughts backward, Reminiscences of ancients; They are lost in memories Pieces left are hymns in holy papers Perhaps, discos are the better dance steps. Taking thoughts backward, Ancient archives plied through wind Whirling wind, in my memory they lodge, Descedants of living sculptures we are We are, offsprings of...

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GATAN AREWA by Ken Mamman

Taka a hankali Most beautiful Yarinya yar north-side Sarautar ki is not what we see everyday Yours is in the zuciya They see you but can’t look at you Your beauty brightens the day Of those that like tagumi It shines so brightly that Even the sun cannot contest The...

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DANCE STEPS by Teslim Omipidan

Her hips swayed rhythmically to the tempo of the mystical Bàtá beaten with the hands of antiquity at the village square. Elders nodded in accordance, onlookers cheered in glee while trees incessantly bowed at the command of an ancestral wind to the dancing goddess, Omolewa, the mistress of the brave...

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A SONG OF COLOR by Efe Ogufere

I am the black, The humus deep within the earth, The life and succor to a dying seed The hope of a thousand souls that draw breath Melanin in tears trickle into the earth, At the same spot where our humanity bled Is that resentment you wear on your eyelids,...

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