#nigeria

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  • dr_amyne 1w

    ( OH MAMA AFRICA ! )

    ( Oh Mama Africa! )

    Where lie the problems and the solutions?

    The educated and the enlightened who keep quiet while silently watching the predicaments like frightened Owls?

    Or the hungry leaders who keep prowling and looting the resources meant for the proles ?

    ( Oh Mama Africa! )

    On mental health issues and mental toughness

    All they care about are the mortal human bodies

    That will one day decay and get lost in the cosmos

    Neglecting the most important, the immortal human souls

    No one care about your mental health, they just feed you carbohydrates

    Not knowing there is big fire burning inside the minds of the big guys and girls

    You fought all the internal demons that are trying to bring you to your knees

    If one day you let your tears out, and cry ones, twice, or thrice before you continue the unending internal battles

    They say " Come on big guy/girl ! Don't embarrass yourself and the big guys/girls, only the weak minded cries

    They don't know : “People cry, not because they're weak. It's because they've been strong for too long", not sometimes but all the times

    So you suppresses your emotions away from them, because those emotions have no values in their eyes

    They have no idea that your emotions and your tears came from strength and from the warrior mentality that you posseses

    ( Oh Mama Africa! )

    Had we known any better

    We would have been greater

    And take care of our brothers and sisters more smarter

    But Mama Africa when I want to move out of town to explore greatness, your sons and daughters say " So you are neglecting your family? Otherwise, stay closer"

    "It's too dangerous outside, better safe in your own little town in that shelter"

    But in the shelter it's size is smaller , and it's raining and leaking, I am catching fever

    And no growth in comfort zone whatsoever

    " Don't go to those gardens,
    we were told by our ancestors their fruits taste bitter "

    Some rules are meant to be broken, so I explore the gardens, I became an explorer

    My God! I found out those bitter fruits taste better

    And other many fruits taste more sweeter

    ( Oh Mama Africa! )

    I wanted to marry, they said "Yeah but only in our little Town, no any place safer"

    I grew up in that little town, not knowing the greatness of people like Alexander

    The way of life, traditions and mentality of my town were all I ever knew, nothing newer

    Until He came to my rescue, and sent me further

    He say " Travel and see for yourself the nations and civilizations that were former "

    Because traveling widens your horizons and makes you a good observer

    Nothing much can you see if all your life you are an insider

    Get out and tell me what it's like to look at your town from perspective of an outsider

    "Is your judgment the same?", No my judgement is more objective, because now I am more of an observer

    ( Oh Mama Africa! )

    Would you forgive me for not knowing any better?

    I have this autistic sister

    Spending every penny of our earnings out of love for her to get better

    Taken to gazillion of times to traditional healer and Islamic Center

    Bombarding her with herbal remedies lacking medical trials and license whatsoever

    She has been said to be possessed by the evil spirit, Jin, so said the insider

    I began to believe what they said, until when I saw similar situation approached in different accurate ways by outsider

    The outsider said to me " all her activities, symptoms and signs are busy telling you ' Look I am not possessed but Autistic female, so I am your Autistic Sister"

    " That's why you are missing the prevention, diagnosis,and management of such cases, now what you gonna do that you know better?"

    ( Oh Mama Africa! )

    " Yes my son, now what would you do about your sister's situation? , Answer the damn question"

    I would study the case, and refer her to right medical institution

    And pay more attention in the society for early diagnosis, management of similar or entirely different cases with their prevention

    " Son, Is that all you learnt from the outsider, after all the given information?"

    Mama, the outsider built special schools for people struggling with mental disorders for special intervention

    They built homes for them, and say " Look beautiful come over here it's more safer in this accommodation"

    Protecting them from the society that always attack them due to it's ignorance of clear picture of their condition

    ( Oh Mama Africa! )

    " Ok now tell me what about your other brother who couldn't talk fluently like you, didn't you get inpatient waiting, thinking he was taking centuries, for him to express himself and his situation?"

    " Wanting him to think, act and speak like he has no limitation"

    " Tell me what the outsider said about his condition"

    Oh the outsider said " Your brother has what we call 'Apaxia' for decades" , everything has level, stop calling anything you don't understand 'evil spirit'. Mama, you see Apaxia and Autism I never heard about them where I grew up. What a tribulation

    The outsider further said : "Look, these beautiful humans, one has Autism, one has Apaxia, this is how to better their condition to avoid any further complication"

    ( Oh Mama Africa! )

    " Glad to hear that, but what about woman, her freedom and liberty in this society ?"

    " So many troubles she carries on her shoulders, what a tragedy"

    " For years she has been married, but no sons, and daughters of her own, she is not lucky"

    " The society put the blame on her saying she is infitile, that the husband should marry more women more fertile, that she shouldn't be shown any mercy"

    But the outsider found out that the problem of infertility is not only arising from the woman, man's sperm count in many of the cases is the one faulty

    Mama, I couldn't imagine the sadness and weight on your shoulder, hold on little more we are working to fix the predicament even though slowly. It's so bulky

    ( Oh Mama Africa! )

    " My beloved Amin, my faith is being restored, I am proud of you, now I can rest in peace knowing freedom, justice, liberty, mercy and equality would be served in this society"

  • shogazi 8w

    The Entirety of Everything

    Guys have you ever just been there intoxicated or drunk and you start to think about...oh well, everything
    From material things, to religiousness, values, traits, growth
    Like the universe, knowledge and fucking improvement
    Like does curiosity choke you like it does me ?
    Philosophies are blown around casually these days
    And there's a correct argument stand point for everything
    Like alright I'm not about to dive deep but if you check it, there's actually no theory now that's honestly 100 percent right or wrong
    Like OMG, guys how do we convey true emotions
    Via words ? Text ?
    Have you not ever been driven to tears by a movie or a song ?
    Like how do you explain this ?
    Have you not struggled with explaining a feeling ?
    I am utterly convinced that all the world has to offer is the physical thinking about many a things like this that are not physical but still affect our own existence
    Like the fuck!!
    ain't it crazy ? The way a particular chord that has been hit by a particular person in a particular combination of notes can resonate with a person and be far more important and peace giving than essays ?
    Or that, people could actually have hours long conversations and end up with just memories of a person's lips or how a person smelt ?
    And you really think all this is physical and what ? chemical or biological ? Well I don't know
    But what I do know is there's a huge more things and emotions for us to discover
    Like
    Just recently we started to admit that rain has a particular smell, guys ain't it obvious, the whole thing we call the observable universe is far more than we can ever comprehend
    And for some people that's scary, it was for me for a while
    But if you check the beauty of it all
    OMG
    You could realize that, just the ordinary sound of raindrops on rooftops could be worth more than a million dollars to some other people in different situations
    Or the fact that a soldier returning from war and his wife rushing to hug him would actually play in slow motion right before your eyes if you was caught in the moment
    Like howwwwww ?!
    Why would I feel hurt and then apparently feelings that ain't physical would actually cause my throat to hurt or my stomach to cringe...these are physical pains yo
    Oh
    And now there's religion to further complicate or simplify the whole existence thing depending on your own person point of view lmao
    Like why do we drink alcohol
    And feel the way we feel you know, I don't mean Drunk I mean
    We have the courage to be our true selves
    Like when I'm drunk I think to myself
    Omg this is the real me, I wish I could be tipsy everytime so I don't have to fake to everyone
    But when I get sober the next morning I'm like oh
    I was just drunk, so my people don't think I'm weird
    Lol, the grip society and the government has on us all SMH
    Why is it that I feel like I conquered a lot of levels to life, but like anytime I get to a new level
    There's always a harder one
    Like the universe keeps expanding ?
    Oh okay so what ? What does that have to do with heaven or hell ?
    A lot of people believe in conspiracy theories do you know why ? Cuz they fucking need something to believe in that's why
    I mean
    Yassss the Bermuda triangle is hell, just cuz a couple planes disappeared around it's coordinates, yea sign me up mate
    Hell is in the middle of the fucking ocean lol
    What's real ?
    What's fake ?
    What's original ?
    Like even we ourselves don't know, I mean we are only just mere creations afterall
    But who created our creator ? Ayt fine I wouldn't get into that, cuz I have my own answer, but thing is you probably have yours or you don't but somehow your whole take on the issue isn't concrete cuz you can't prove it to yourself hahaha
    Time travel ?
    Aliens ?
    God ?
    Dimensions and all those other stuff
    Who can confirm those ?
    Yes no one
    And now there's even people that apparently died and came back hahahaha
    Some people think our life/history/future is just God or the almighty being trying to amuse himself and honestly will you just straight up varnish this option ?
    I mean, where did we come from ?
    No definite answer
    Where are we going ?
    Also no definite answer
    What are we doing here ? Earth I mean ?
    That also still up for arguments
    Hahaha
    To me I think everyone has an entitlement to their own belief honestly
    Now here is another scenario
    Why do we feel or idk is it just me, that feels more spiritual, I mean idk maybe not spiritual but feel more connected to something when we're intoxicated
    Like bare with me, you drink alcohol and here I am spitting all these ideas in some sort of fucked up arranged order for Humans to comprehend
    I mean, most of influencial people smoked pot would also probably erupt in an argument but heyyy haha
    As a creative, I'm very sure i can relate to me and say that genuine content comes easily when we're drunk or intoxicated
    So erm what's the explanation to that too ?
    Are we more in tune with our like inner man or subconscious or what when we get intoxicated ?
    Like do we go into some sort of trance and unlock something like hey I honestly don't know
    Like I'm telling you I actually think deep about a lot of conspiracy theories it's crazy
    For example
    What if God smoked cannabis ?
    Wait
    What if God just made us for amusement ?
    Doesn't that mean we're getting boring already ? I mean 2000 years is a lot hahaha
    Like oh mehnnnn multiverses ?
    If they existed ? Does science still take the credit ? Or religion ? Haha OMG
    How about atheist ?
    Condemned to hell ?
    Like think with me for a moment, like what if they're right ? Yoooo my biggest weapon and weakness at the same time is probably open-mindedness cuz eishhh
    Someone comes along and says something and then you pretend not to listen but it still gets to you like damnnnn
    Mindsets, point of views, perspectives omg all these things differ from person to person
    Okay we talking bout everything right ?
    Give an explanation to the ties between the Catholic Church and the Illuminati hahahaha
    Like OMG mehn guys the way my mind wonders you'd be surprised
    If dragons never existed how come we talk about them today ? Like who started that fake story lol
    I mean dinosaurs died out right ? Archeology says that
    The Bible talks about 3 headed or 7 headed monsters
    Haa, wait…and we're somehow supposed to believe all these things ?
    Ignorance is bliss right ? I'm actually very fervently starting to believe this, cuz guys I tell you..the more you don't know, the more it's good for you
    But hear me out on this too, and if you smart enough hopefully it blows your mind
    The more you don't know it's actually peaceful cuz you don't get to question anything hence, no arguments or anything of the sort
    But just imagine people like me, the more you don't know...the more you want to know and you just keep finding out weird stuff which is cool until you try to explain it to the average human and you sound crazy AF
    You know what I'd leave it to you guys
    Explain anger to me, why is it that when we get mad we get all red and feel the blood pumping faster ? And teeth clench ?
    Why is it that when we free and comfortable everything seems ticklish ? Lmao
    We feel feelings physically yoooOo, how ?!!! Anyone wanna explain that ?!
    And family ? The bond ? Guys I feel like I've already said much already lol
    From science, to astrology to archeology to spirituality to education a little to everything lol
    I hope everyone takes something away from this tho
    Lol
    Cuz I just summarized the entire everything both physical and the beyond

    ©shogazi

  • victoriaibukun 8w

    The drastic reduction in the egg production together with the white clusters found on the feather shaft was what gave them away.

    This caused not just frustration and the usual response to uncontrollable situations but also great financial loss.

    The chickens were first diagnosed to surfer from cholera. During the administration of Tylofox and Special vitamins, the unsatisfaction continued on an unhealthy level. Something had to be done about this.

    So after pushing personal bases aside so that a solution could be thought about, the school of agriculture was called.

    This was when it came to notice that these were not just ordinary chicken growth of white clusters but lice infestation and after so much enquiries it was learnt that the infestation was more deadly.












    #victoriaibukun
    #levelup
    #schoolofagriculture
    #nigeria
    #mirakee
    #pod
    @mirakee
    #lice
    #liceinfestation

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    The cause

    The agriculture business is not for the weak (physically, mentally and financially) I assure you.

  • selaboy 10w

    Nigerians: I want to progress

    The federal government: Noooooooo


    ©selaboy

  • trishaamaru 10w

    If they had known
    #themassacre


    If they had known
    That in just a few hours
    Their lives would be ripped away from them
    In the most sinister and brutal way
    Maybe they would have stayed
    The poor farmer would have said to his son
    No don't go, do not fight
    For there is no right here
    Even the light do not shine
    So we got used to the night
    Gunned down, every single one
    Eye water mixed with red matter
    Secreted from them
    They clenched their fists, held the country's flag and chanted it's rhythm but it could not save them
    Have you forgotten them ?
    Their dying cries haunt me in my sleep films
    I see streams of lost dreams, hoped and it seems chances are slim my fire gone dim
    About to jump above the rim
    For they were taken away
    Never to see the light of day
    Their bravado exploits so heavy we could not pay
    We watched through screens as they were all murdered in cold blood
    And on the dirt they laid
    So i say
    If only they had known the outcome
    Maybe they would have stayed...
    ©trishaamaru

  • khemakol 12w

    G - Just Another Letter?

    G, one out of 25 letters of the alphabet
    The christians say it stands for God and Grace
    The doctor would say it signifies gender
    The gender you already know
    A precious stone many would kill for
    An Angel we pray to
    The instrument of music perhaps
    The same one Vanessa had indoor lessons for
    Only to have Georgette a few months later
    Or it is something the security guy guards?
    A metallic object that offers you two choices,
    Your money or your life?
    Could it be the spoken words that people find confusing
    The dress the ladies wear to become David
    Or the doctor pregnant women go to
    Maybe it's the food that rises to the occasion upon the additional of water
    One letter different meanings.

    But what does it mean to the youth
    The terminus of 4 years right? Graduate
    The course code in the first year, GST
    An electromagnetic wave, Gamma
    The father of modern Physics, Galileo
    An end product for engines, Gasoline
    The spot in women some guys spend 10 mins to find,
    So they take a drink to increase duration by infinity, Gin
    Goal, if you love football
    The Arsenal nickname, Gunner
    Probably a street in Benin, Gapiona
    Ganja, if they refer to you as 'Your Highness'
    Gra-gra if you are stubborn
    Gift, the girl who responds to her name
    Maybe the disease the groupie gave you
    So much attached to one letter.

    G is simply inexhaustible
    But what does G mean to a Nigerian youth?
    It certainly isn't groom for the male
    Or goblet for the fiancee
    I'll tell you what it is.

    It's the Mercedes Benz brand,
    It's the Gucci watch
    Givenchy specs
    The fastest way to gain affluence
    Note, I didn't say influence
    It's the way to questionable riches
    The kind that spawns from value disorientation
    G for Yahoo
    But G isn't a letter in the word
    It's not even in 'cyber crime'
    So why does G refer to internet fraud?
    G still isn't in the advance format, rituals
    Neither is it in laptop
    I know, it's generator
    Definitely not!


    What's the G in 419?
    What's the G in street, press or boy?
    If you have the answer, let me know...
    ©khemakol

  • victoriaibukun 16w

    The year will soon end, with everyday approached my anxiety, disappointment. What would 2021 look like? With the end of the year came that feeling I had let it happen again, allowed it to completely control my life really I had no control over it, I am reminded that I would have been closer to graduating, I would have finally felt being a degree holder, I would have been closer to getting a job while pursuing my masters.

    I look around, the seemingly pleased Nigerians taking pleasure in what little joy nature provided. Nigeria, my country or so my mum, society and school had taught me. Nigeria with what I have observed is where the proverb "monkey works while the baboon eat" is defined, the poor paid as much as the rich leaving them with nothing.

    There was a high difference in the privileges of the president to the rich to the average to the poor Nigerians. Anything that went through the country, the president is always the first consumer before it is the poor segment turn. By that time there is almost nothing left. Thankfully, I am amongst the average, taking pride In the tactics of my parents.

    Sometimes, on the way to school before Corona, before everything became worse, before beggers became thiefs, before more youth became ritualist, I would look out my father's window stopping myself from feeling unsuccessfully because everything I saw broke my heart, the roads in rags, most of the citizens moved around uneducated so did stupid things. I am thankful because they are some places so pleasing to the sight I would momentarily forget my ache. This is just Lagos, I have never been to the north, I have heard things are much worse there.

    Nigeria is said to be the giant of Africa yet we seem to be trampled on. We take everything the outside has to offer. Let me push your attention to the dying talents, the ones unusual here because no one in the outside has thought of it or brought it into Nigeria, so we condemn them.


    To the president.
    Dear Mr President, how does it feel see your people this way thirsting for better and still you take everything we have made a way out of. You take our freedom enslaving us to illiteracy, to people you call our friends, and to debt. How does it feel under the AC on that soft bed most of your people have only in their dreams? Great right? I bet you close your eyes saying it was meant to be.


    To the minister of agriculture.
    Sir, is agriculture not meant to flourish here in Nigeria? I have heard Nigeria is the giant of Africa, yet we seem to be trampled on. Have you discussed with us how you plan to educate us to improve our self worth again? Hmm.


    #victoriaibukun
    #nigeria
    #content
    #well

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    To Mr President

    Can we stop being fed everytime? Can we the youth take responsibility of the future we deserve?

    ©victoriaibukun

  • smilinuponchaos 17w

    Our Youth

    A bright but unsteady light has been awfully quenched

    ©smilinuponchaos

  • nonnyboy 21w

    Broken

    Can you fix me?
    You broke me for you,

  • mr_realitygram 22w

    Reality Oxymorons

    Found Missing
    Open Secret
    Small Crowd
    Act Naturally
    Present Reality
    Fully Empty
    Pretty Ugly
    Original Copy
    Only choice
    Liquid Gas
    ...and the mother of them all
    Social Distancing
    #rr

  • nonnyboy 23w

    My mind

    My mind is like a maze,
    A road with different streets and tunnel's,
    So many Ideas but none to achieve,
    All clashing together struggling to do them all together
    .
    .
    .I know you won't understand me but if you do your advice is needed...Thank you ☺.



    ©nonnyboy

  • bookyglover 23w

    Crossing lines

    That was your side
    This is my side
    We stared at each other
    In the fiercest way possible
    The grounds shook
    With tremor of our pain
    This side of mine
    Filled with pain
    That side of yours
    Filled with oppression
    It was not meant to be
    We were supposed to break in two
    But our children came
    Ignoring the past stories
    They crossed the line
    They mended the bridge
    And healed our hearts

    ©booky glover, 2020

  • ifynoella 24w

    Nigeria's call.

    Even if our cries fall beneath your feet.
    And you step on them without concern.
    Just hope that you may not burn of its heat.

    We are in the world trying to better it
    We give our future to you to discern.
    Yet you rule and feed us with deceit.

    We have come off it and no more backseat.
    The coin you toss into the air you shall earn.
    We stand against your thuggery and cheat

    Police Brutality and bad governance be dismissed.
    Professionalism and good governance you must learn.
    Or take a bow and exit the seat.

    ©ifunanyauliakpusi
    ©ifynoella

  • theessence_ 24w

    The voice!

    As the night eternally chases after the day
    So does good and evil combat over the land for who stays..

    We are a voice,
    Intertwined frequencies, mashed pitches in sync..

    We are a voice,
    Admist their mercenaries, we'd reverbate to our peak..

    We are the voice!
    Once muffled, once gagged,
    We are the voice!
    Once shuffled, once trapped..

    We are the voice!
    Though crazed chords now interrupt our frequency..
    Though Violent notes now rob us off our decency.

    A new voice will resonate
    Distorting the evil notes
    The wicked sound it shall abate
    Restoring our harmony!

    We are a voice!
    A mix of diverse melody!
    ©theessence_

  • izuagie 25w

    We made requests
    The loudest which was
    We didnt want to attend more funerals of our youths

    The ones that fell at your hands
    But the response we got was
    More death!

    You killed dreams
    You killed stars
    You killed generations

    We cried!
    Knowing it won't bring back our dead
    Hoping it cleanses our hearts
    Now,
    We charge!

    ©izuagie

  • izuagie 25w

    How do you tell a mother
    That her son is dead
    That he died for a cause
    For a country that doesn't believe in him

    How does a father feel
    That his daughter is in harm's way
    Lending her voice
    With others with same motives
    In order for him to live in a country of his dreams

    Children are born into hopelessness
    Where the Nigerian dream is overseas
    Truly, with our leaders,
    The grasses on the other side are greener

    ©izuagie

  • olamijibanks 25w

    20th, October 2020

    Have you heard of the country, Nigeria.
    The country with the flag green, white, green whose white turned red with the blood of the innocent youth.
    Blood is flowing and the mothers are in tears.
    The uniformed men have gone rogue and there's no longer control.
    The youth are bleeding and the leaders of tomorrow are dying.
    They are being killed by the govt just for demanding for their rights.
    It would never be forgotten that a country murdered its citizen on 20th, October 2020.

  • chidera 25w

    Here in the land of wealth
    They hoard inheritances
    Strip off the rights of people
    Forced them down the road of penury
    & then they sell them what belongs to them.

    “Here, this is yours but it’s 500 naira now”

    CN

  • chidera 25w

    When kasala don burst means when there’s trouble.

    #endsars #nigeria #corruption #writersnetwork #mirakee

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    When it comes to money
    You see them everywhere
    When it comes to power
    They’re always first in line.

    When kasala don burst
    They lose their voices
    When there is fire
    They are asleep.

    CN
    22.10.20

  • chidera 25w

    They wear their flowing agbadas and suits
    Use our plights and pain to solicit help
    Then they keep it in their already filled barns
    Leave us to scavenge for our living
    Tell us folktales in broad daylight
    & repeat it all over again.

    CN
    22.10.20