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Maami – a traditional Yoruba poem

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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...

A tribute to my grandfather

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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...

ADUNNI – A Love Poem To A Yoruba Maiden

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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...

APEKE – Traditional African Poetry

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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...

Karara: the Balogun of Ilorin (Traditional African Poetry)

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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...

AMARACHI – traditional African poetry

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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...

Awero – traditional Nigerian Poetry

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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...