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HEY KONKONTIBAA

You are twirling like a circle in vibration In a river with fishes and sharks You are calling attention so deadly Hey Konkontibaa! Hey Konkontibaa! Hey Konkontibaa! II You are dancing like flowing water around parched throats In a river which thirsts for water You are begging for a swallow like Jonah Hey Konkontibaa! Hey […]

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CULTURE LIFE

ATANGA’S GRANDPA’S LAST ADVICE

EPILOGUE: When wisdom fills the old calabash, It overflows and seeps in The sun dries it to be stronger That way it lasts with experience So was the calabash of Atanga’s Granpa On his very dying bed He called Atanga to his bed And had his last stream flow to him GRANDPA: My dear Atanga, […]

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THE BIG BANG

Once I had a pretty cow Who was tall and liked to show It acted old Could not be told Until it reached it’s teen-hood   It walked looking at heaven Always counting to seven When he met the old It will then be bold And walk with its shoulders singing   One day it […]

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CRY ME A RIVER

Cry me a river. Cry me a river in a shiver For I have paid treachery dues Refusing to yield to subtle cries from those who cared And living like the world was a fancy club Worshipping alcohol and weed While reveling in touches of unknown hands Fearing nothing, hearing no reason and seeing no […]

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WHEN THINGS GO WRONG (A SHORT SKETCH FOR TEENAGERS)

(On a stage, three students are in a discourse, the two boys talk while the girl stands very close to Excoba)   EXCOBA: I came to this school to just get a certificate Because there’s no way my parents will leave me intestate For family members to make me lie prostrate So Charle, let me […]