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I am Woman

I am velvet and steel I am longing and desire made real I am passion passion burning bright Inspiration setting ablaze the night I am the story that reads...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...