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Festival of poems – World Poetry Day!

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Illusion of Reality I found myself alone, my heart shattered Putting it together, a disaster Piercing like a broken glass in muster Along came knaves in clusters Each seeking a piece with splutters There was no need for resistance Each piece pricked with repugnance and rendered me a recluse Then came my muse He pulled […]

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Tourism – Festival of spirits!

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Tourism

Tourism is a spirit! A spirit of truth! A spirit of purpose and enterprise! It is a feeling of certainty, optimism and endless possibilities! It is a state of mind! An art! An expression! A state of equality, emotional wellness and product marketability. Its ambience can be likened to that of a bride given to […]

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“For the love of my life”

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I ran into the bookstore Searching for many ways to make your day delightful And gifts to render in your abode… The marriage guide, love quotes and relationship rules didn’t quite apply They felt a little short of special, a little less extraordinary, for couples with a tough love… Through the picture frames and warm […]

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Blood Spiral

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You arrive at Gboko park by 7:30am. A fat woman is hawking cashew. You signal her. “Mallam, how much own you want?” she asks, dropping her tray and adjusting the baby on her back. “Fut 300naira own. ” You say. You watch her pile three layers of fat yellow cashew fruits into a nylon bag. […]

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Ayoola

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  Ayoola Our love is like the moral of “Alujanjankijan” Where those who took heed never lost So if we aim for love, let us aim for trust And let us be not “Laipo” and the people of Ibadan. Jowo Ayoola — I’ve thread the path of our feelings Seeking for pedigree in the land […]

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Barracks Boy

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My thoughts go back to the barracks where I was raised Where East, West, North and South; our way we paved To solidarity, brotherhood, discriminating against none Together we marched, together we mixed, setting up as one. In the barracks, I learnt the Bible in Yoruba In the barracks, my mother’s best friend was Hausa. […]