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ADANNA

Rarely touch the ground, Does not look into one’s face, Stays mute in all discourse, Sneeks in and out, From newspaper to her monitor, Gently treading not to cross anyone’s path. Definitely, you yell in other fora, Don’t be like a silenced girl. Told to keep her thoughts, Accepting all …

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Withered but With Us!

The lonely tree With varying shapes of leaves Just withered! The Actor cum Writer, Poet cum dramatist, Translator cum polyglot. He rose from Agboye, Oyo Alaafin, You portrayed the cultural ideologies, Distinguishing you from the market noise of knowledge. Sapping knowledge from Ibadan, Doing exploits in Ibadan, Pitching his tent …

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THE GUEST

Once written to your guestNow am the guest,Telling the previous tales,While in your tail.The value addition,For my evaluation, Cross examinationOf all information.The duplicates of life,Fantasy made fantastic,Without a rife,Am realistic! Let’s roll together again,We both make gains,Collaborating gladly,Doing it professionally.1/5/201715:27- Abu Dhabi12:27- Lagos (c)Olutayo IRAN-TIOLA, Lagos, Nigeria

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MEASURE

Some years ago,This same measure,Got filled with halfOf the current rate.Generation Z knows notthe pain of my generation,While my generation pitiesOur Grannies,Who almost got it all for free,Who bought brand new carsBut now ride tokunbo cars,We love appreciation,Not depreciation,All our money spent,Without exceeding the same measure. 22:43 hrs28th December 2016 …

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Oracle of Identity, Recreant love, African Foliage

The poet is the ‘oracle’ inspired by the gods. This collection is the temple of prophesy. The poetic fountains are from the house of muse. This collection of poems by Dayo Ibitayo Arogbokun has seven movements namely: African Foliage, Religion apology, Welcome to Nigeria, Cosmopolitan, Sublime, Emotional Fraternity/regrets and Normal …

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Poetic Wakeup Call to Mend Fences with Twigs of Unity

Heart Beats In The Mangrove, a collection of poems by Fabiah Briggs brings to the fore a creek of a low tide with three thematic movements namely: nature and environment; history and contemporary happenings and praise worship. The latter segment echoes Miltonian sensibility of paradise lost as evident in ‘Cymbals …

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Sense, Sound, Sundry Issues in Ipadeola’s Testaments

Title: The Sahara TestamentsWriter: Tade IpadeolaPublisher: Hornbill House of the Arts,Lagos.Page: 184Year of Publication: 2012Reviewer: Ebere Ameh Tade Ipadeola’s third collection of poetry is philosophically and elegantly crafted to depict the joys, the pains and the harrowing challenges, not only of Sub-Saharan Africa, but by extension, that of the continent. …

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Ten Monarchs, Ten Seasons in lingering Lovesong

Genre: Poetry Year of publication: 2005 Poet: Remi Raji Reviewer: Kehinde Oladipo Poetry is the oldest genres of composition. This offering Lovesong for my waste land is where poetry intersect drama. The Poet uses action with purgation of emotion in the prologue. The thematic preoccupation of the poet’s literary motif …

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THE HYPER-REALISM OF OLUMIDE ORESEGUN

Photo courtesy: Olumide Oresegun by Olutayo IRANTIOLA Since the weeks of his emergence on the social media scene, Olumide Oresegun has been called the Leonardo Da Vinci of Africa. He has changed the narrative of Nigerian artists by pushing the frontiers painting to the extremely tedious aspect of the art. …

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EMPTY THEATRE

It is an empty theatre, Void of artistes, Without ingenious craft, Haemorrhage! How can the brain thrive in isolation? Without the presence of co-creatives That stimulates intellectualism, The chisel edges out no wood! Whichever be your art, Stand with us, For the sickness of Aboyade Is a threat to the …

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