“THE GONG VILLAGE” Ogeleike ! Land of Rising Stars A land filled with Milk and Honey Land of Bounty and Plenty Ogeleike ! Pride of Amaeze. You stand tall amongst your peers Yu are the best among equals The Primus inter-paris Ogelike ! Pride of Amaeze You are small but mighty You are gentle, yet … Continue reading The Gong Village
We are born to die – if not now then later. In other words, we live to die. Death is the common destiny of man – all men no matter of what race, sex, age, status or the god they serve. Whether one likes it or not, one will face Death ultimately. It is only … Continue reading A Eulogy to Death (Expanded from conventional African wisdom)
In these last few weeks, I’ve had to tell a couple of people that my grandma passed away, and every single time I’ve said these words, its meaning has sounded hallow in my head. It sounded like just some distant person I am related to had passed on. But the words “my grandmother” don’t even … Continue reading I Love You, Grandma!
Africa pays tribute to a man Whose works gave African Literature a say. Death visits every man But there are men, time can’t take away. He lived a life of great glory Leaving a legacy of honesty & patriotism For the unborn children with their untold story And for Nigeria in her retrograde rhythm. They … Continue reading Ode To Chinua Achebe
You are the slender sugarcane
Swaying with grace
In the threads of the evening rain.
Coming with terror And such menacing Dominion, is you Harmattan. Coveting, and touching With strong naked touch Of nature. Unclothing the great Iroko and the giant trees: Flogging the Baobab To beg few drops renewed. Hammering the seeds of The seedling-trees, and the Oil-bean, until music is Heard in the afternoon. You drink … Continue reading Ode To The Harmattan.
Chill winds raise my soul to the mount of thoughts, the place where I must muddy yesterday’s rock of the pains we prayed tomorrow pass again! There are hearts carved to be men, and hearts to friends. Definition of man made old Caesar disdain the prophecy of the fore-warnings of March, but in death, true … Continue reading Ode To Friendship.
NIGERIA Oh Nigeria our Nigeria Green gem of Africa Oh Nigeria our Nigeria Our motherland in Africa Oh Nigeria our Nigeria Our country our bounty Oh Nigeria our Nigeria Our homeland our dwelling Oh Nigeria our Nigeria One nation beautiful people Oh Nigeria our Nigeria Diverse culture one people Oh Nigeria our Nigeria Highly favored naturally blessed Oh Nigeria our Nigeria Future of Africa and … Continue reading Ode to Nigeria