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Self Love

African African Why Wait?: A Poem On Self Love

African, African why wait? For the media to acknowledge your beauty, your substance, the richness of your culture, the uniqueness of your paradigm, the poetry that is your language? Why wait for another to declare that...
Believe in Yourself

Believe In Yourself: A Poem On Self Confidence

We will encounter people in life Those who define us by the mud in their eyes. These are those who would challenge your sense of worth And make you doubt; they erode your self worth. They come as...

To the hilt, To the bone

I will spend myself to see you smile To see you laugh as you walk the mile To see you believe once more To live the dreams you cry for I wish I could take your pain and...
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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...
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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...
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Karara: the Balogun of Ilorin (Traditional African Poetry)

Tell them not to flaunt Modakeke to his ears Tell them not to recite that Oyo has western strength Let them not gasconade latosisa in his presence Karara will trample cities with a single step. Tell them if...

Sir Nice Guy

Hey there, pretty lady! Wow you look smashing in that dress Tell me, you beautiful creature, you! Are you in any form of distress? Are you in pain or peril or in a lot of both? Do you feel your...
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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...
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Awero – traditional Nigerian Poetry

Awero. Tonight, I heard clamours around the gods' shrine Not of Ikoko Akufo—lamentation of a broken pitcher That discerned values on parameters of Akitan Struggling to fetch honour for phenomenon. Awero. Tonight, I heard deliberations or thereabouts Not of the hilarious adventure...

Woman, thou art Mighty

Woman, you are mighty. You are strong They say you are weak and foolish. They are wrong The stress you work through and the shit you endure Speaks of strength, fortitude, tenacity and so much more With Pains...