OKENYE UKWU: A TRIBUTE)

I called him ‘OKENYE UKWU’1 My father Onowu Iyasele Chike Ofodile A world of grand processions, rituals, rites of mystery, magic, sages and taboos of sweetest kindred ties and kindred fights of rules and trust which few would dare abuse. Inland Onitsha where his life did dawn a striking baby,...

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ODE TO EPUA

Epua Love! Your strange name birds sings Just as it rings and echoes Everyone around me now knows That you hold what I want Epua! My goddess Your tender lips roll smoothly ’cause you speak so gently your eyes dart still they’re sexy these are all of a pretty Queen...

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ODE TO A LOVING MUM

How I wish I could see you Why didn’t you wait a little? You dropped me on earth and left You dropped me without telling me your name Right at that hour that I came out of you You went to meet God immediately Only stories from papa I hear...

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OKIGBO, HERE I STAND

My flute And gong All hang On my left shoulder, Kola and ofo well placed In my half-torn bag. Dancing to the Igede, I stride forth from The deepest part of The forest of Nkanuland. On this lonely part My journey begins. With a wobling knee, No strength to run...

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TELEPHONE

How incredible the way it works To the techno-illiterates, magic Communication enhanced greatly Even semi-illiterates still cannot believe it Masts, cables, micro-chips All for the communication “magic” The techno-literates thank their stars For they understand the principles behind

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