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Okeho (an audio poem)

Hello Friends, This is a dedicated to everyone from Okeho. You can download and share with others who are proud to associate with our hometown. Click on Okeho Omo Olofin! Ire o! (c)Olutayo IRAN-TIOLA, Lagos, Nigeria

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233 days…

Like the missing Malaysian airline, The damaged fate of these females With no record of sighting for return! The wave-like news, Seen, unseen, returned! When world-power wave goodbye! Remaining on the rooftop, With words of unacted promises, “They shall return safely!” The mother hen care, Shielding her children by importation, …

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MURA SI OUNJE RE!

Mura si ounje re, Ore mi, Ounje lafi n deni titobi, Bi a o ba reni fi jo, A tera mojije ni, Iya re le ma leran ni tan, Baba re le ma leran leti, Ohun to to ni mo wi fun o! O le ma lo ile iwe tan …

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Literary Salute for TAA Ladele

Yoruba language enthusiasts gathered in the premises of the late Pa Thomas Akindele Adeniji  Ladele to celebrate his demise in a night of spoken words and dance strictly in Yoruba language tagged, Asale Asayan Oro, to give a befitting burial to the late writer. It was an event garnished with …

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OTHER FREE DAYS

Horn Free day, Some flouted it, More private than commercial, The siren was blared! Let’s have VIO Free Day, Police, FRSC, Army harassment Free Day, Garage-Tout Free Day, An Insult Free Day, A Commuter-violence Free Day, For once, a Pothole Free Day, A Driving Free Day. A Walk-Full Day will …

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INMATE

(to lovers of Freedom Park, Lagos) You will love to be an inmate, Mating with nature, With gory details made glorious. You will love to hear history, Seeing gallows turns theatre, Bathroom turned fountains, Lived by Independence strugglers. You will love to see transformation, Admin office turned gallery, Pergola Prison …

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ESSENTIAL STRINGS

(For Supo Kosemani) Supo: Thou tie words in strings, Stinging many rules, Who sang their fangs into both lives and livelihood, You sang to inform millions, Who cared to listen, They sort for you, You keep sorting them out in lyrics, To them: you are a foe, To us: you …

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OUR SEPTEMBER 11

September 11 is a significant day in the history of the world: we celebrate the remembrance of the WORLD TRADE CENTER, in the Christian world, Rev. Kenneth Hagin died also this date some years after the WTC event, in Nigeria: it was the end of a national ritual as some …

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IN 42 YEARS (A Tribute to Revd W. O. OMOLOLA)

I have a long stretch of story that people can learn from the 42 years of contact that was before the exit of Revd W.O. Omolola. In 1962, when Bro Johnny Okesiji and Bro W.O. Omolola were seminarians, Bro Omolola sent Bro Okesiji to help buy a wristwatch from Ibadan. …

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