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Lagos

How colourful are thee

Thy colourful dottings with BRT

Your ThisDay and Eyo Festivals

They are still the best of all”

 

Lagos,

They call you Eko

But I know you as Lagos

I also know you as Lasgidi

Habitation to many Alàgidi

Nigeria’s nerve centre

Home to our National Theatre.

Eyo

Lagos,

There is only one Lagos

With streets kinked like oesophagus

Yet, many surge towards you

You hold every tribe like glue

You are well known like flu.

Love In Lagos

Love In Lagos

Lagos,

How I love your restlessness

You don’t tolerate clumsiness

In you we are on guard.

From the bustling Obalende

To the reserved Mende.

Paddling For Life

Paddling For Life

Lagos,

You are still our pride

Courted by others like a bride

You are most munificent

Your jagged scenery never recedes

To us who behold, they are never evanescent.

Jibowu

Jibowu

Lagos,

Your children are literates

From Igbobi to Methodist College

Winning thee enviable laureates

From honourable KC to adorable QC

Other colleges bid unbroken pledges.

Leaders Of Eko

Leaders Of Eko

Lagos,

Through you left our fore fathers

Whose absence made us like chicks without feathers

Oh! That revered land Badagry,

A land of chains and pains

Few miles from where the Atlantic lain.

Graduate

Lagos,

Island of land and bridges

From Eko to Carter bridge

And the longest, the third mainland

Connecting the Island and the mainland

How blessed are thy inhabitants.

Makoko

Lagos,

Home of splendor and hospitality

In you are Eko and Tamarin

Need I forget Oceanview and Sheraton?

In Oyingbo is the Mainland

At the Coliseum is an endless Shift

Oh!how accommodating is your Broad Street.

Oyingbo

Lagos,

Incomparable are your views

From Banana to Parkview

Is it VGC or AJ City?

From unkempt Maroko to Okokomaiko

Oh! Your unsung child Ajangbadi.

Love

Lagos,

How colourful are thee

Thy colourful dottings with BRT

Your ThisDay and Eyo Festivals

They are still the best of all

Home to Atlantic Hall

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Voices Of Eko

Voices Of Eko

Lagos,

Mother of tragedies

Confluence of vices

Victim of collapsed edifices

Starved of your due

Victim of blasts in Ojo and Onipanu.

Eko The Musical

Eko The Musical

Lagos,

Yet, you still stand

I found out that it is your destiny

That Eko baje ti!

Wole Soyinka

Wole Soyinka

 Photo Credits:

Jide Alakija

Bayo Omoboriowo

Jide Odukoya

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