Two Poems By Ogah Friday David
In “Portraits” and “Colours”, Ogah Friday David writes about love and memories. The poems are sensational and such a delight to read. – Editorial team Portraits I paint on your shadow/ a cloudof lilac metaphors/ portraits of ovatekisses round the rim of your waist in…
Three Poems By Fasasi Abdulrosheed Oladipupo
Good poetry is language embroidered with imageries and thought-provoking metaphors. This is what Fasasi Abdulrosheed Oladipupo serves his reader in these three brilliant poems. – Editorial Team Home Songs Soon, I want to be home, neither the seaNor the desert, not the camp where everything…
The Song That Sings Me: A Poem By Kwaghkule Aondonengen Jacob
This poem will easily win a reader’s heart and hold them spellbound with its simple but sublime imageries. Kwaghkule Aondonengen Jacob’s poem, “The Song That Sings Me” is a masterpiece. – Editorial Team Before the sky will be bereavedOf the lately smiles of the sunSome…
Two Poems By Ifenaike IfeAyomipo
Rhythmic. Moving. Fantastic wordplay. These poems are best adopted for a stage performance but they still sit on the page with so much grace. Ifenaike IfeAyomipo is a refreshing voice. – Editorial team Recycling my father knows these men. I know them too,history tucks their…
– here in liberia, A Poem By Edwin Olu Bestman
Edwin Olu Bestman writes about children in Liberia with metaphors that are disturbing. One reads through the poem hoping it is not the real situation of things but at the same time, one is awed by the fluidity of Edwin’s language and the apt employment…
Two Poems By Zimbabwean-born Poet, Tyrone Takawira
In “Out” and “Rooftops”, Zimbabwean-born poet, Tyrone Takawira writes about rape, incest, and suicide with what we would love to refer to as lucid lines. The stories trapped in these poems are sensational and make a pleasurable read. – Editorial Team Out The hum of…
One Poem By Ajani Samuel Victor
To be a poet seems to be a commissioning to write about the collective pains and pleasures of humanity. Ajani Samuel Victor, Nigerian poet, and writer contributes his voice to the anthem of our great poetic commission with this rather brilliant poem, “My Body is…
How To Enter Nigerian NewsDirect Poetry Prize, 2020
In a statement by Pamilerin Jacob, the coordinator of the Nigerian NewsDirect Poetry Prize, the call for submissions was necessitated by the desire of Nigerian NewsDirect to fulfill its long-term goal of supporting innovation in Nigerian poetry. The prize money totals N150,000. The first prize…
Two Poems By Akeem S.A
Documenting the times and seasons in lines and in verses is the obsession of fine poets, and Akeem S.A is not an exception. In these poems, “The Lads Rising, the Monarchs Falling” and “Wrecked Dream” he writes about the state of affairs in his home…
Our Eyes Were Watching God: A Poem By Eduardo de Bosco
We know that one could be low on cash and resources but one should never be low on hope. Because, it is the currency we spend in the city of survival, the ticket to the tomorrow which we so dream of. In the poem, “Our…
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"Along Came Love" by Zubair Hassan Baba, is what we might refer to as brilliant historical fiction. You may smile or sigh but surely, you will fall deeply in love with Zubair's storytelling style at the end of it all.
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"...I am the voice of reason,
That dance not to the deceitful tone
Of political eloquence and propaganda
I am the voice above religious hypocrisy and sycophancy
Truth is my warrant and change is my cause..."
Who Hears Me? By Etim Bassey Onyam
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