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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...