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Ogbeni POG

Ogbeni POG prefers to remain anonymous but his profound poetry speaks for him. Specialising in the area of uplifting our traditional ways, his poems tugs at your heartstrings till you find yourself at a place you feel most at home - within the bosom of a loved one.

Maami – a traditional Yoruba poem

Maami, this day shall pass away To usher in a boundless joy The energy invested in the hurdles of life Shall be regained in the pleasure of future. You've won many battles with courage And broken many tides with prayers You've...

ALBINO – traditional African poetry

Cluttering face in the hot rays Inviting even the engaged eyes The white god amidst the Blacks The cult among the uninitiated Squeezing reddish face Oh please don't dare cry Why dare close eye at dawn How do you see path...
Traditional Yoruba Woman

Sisi Mi – traditional Yoruba poetry

Sisi mi You need not the charms of Abija wara bi ekun Nor the Ifa consultation of the Elebuibons You need not the prophesies of Temitope omo Joshua To ascertain the originality of the love I profess to...

A tribute to my grandfather

Baba Right in your warm embrace I wrecked mama's heavy meal I gulped from your palm wine tank In readiness for the Ijapa travels. You rained blessings on me before the farm path registered your feet. You bought me cloths of...

ADUNNI – A Love Poem To A Yoruba Maiden

Adunni, let me be lost in your heart For I listen not to the hunter's trumpet. Adunni, let me go astray in your thoughts For I give unto you all that I bear. Let us make a journey...

APEKE – Traditional African Poetry

Tell Apeke I am the famous cocoa merchant Tell her my fame spread across the clan Tell Apeke I am the igbakeji Oba The balogun that brought glory to the village. Tell her if she wants the post...

AMARACHI – traditional African poetry

Let us bring out the ekwe, The ogene and the sounding udu. Let us drum up the new found affection Let us do inyanga for the umu nna Amarachi, let's rejoice from one obi to another and receive the...

MOROUNTODUN – traditional poetry by Ogbeni POG

I am on my knees with ocean of tears, Morountodun mi Like a sinful man on a confession board I know I have wronged your humility I know I have murdered the charming vibes in you. Ashake came...