AFRICANITY – Written By:- Kayode Adegunloye

AFRICANITY – Written By:- Kayode Adegunloye

posted by ilo July 26, 2019

I won’t do it in songs

This piece won’t swim out in paintings

Instead It will rest on the sheets

Like a fragile child would a father

I’ll do this because we are a product of our emotions

As we’re inclined by the objectivity of this place

This place with a great deal of beauty

Where we pride in our related colours

The synonymy with our emotions

Which flows with relative ease

Like the Niger river

This is who we are after all

It won’t change any soon

Why should it though?

When even those westerners,

Profess our beauty in dern

And they drool at the sight of our ladies

As their backside bounce sideways

We are gorgeous with our outbursts

Apparent in our thoughts and customs

Just like our colour black

And our white brothers don’t hide theirs too

It’s always at its peak

Like the Egyptian pyramid

Perhaps the whole world is Africa

What if South America took a spy on our map

They loved it’s shape from the onset

What if it’s fair to say,

That our French brothers took the world cup

Why do I think we are everywhere?

Mayhaps we are the real deal

The deal that shouldn’t be taken for granted

That deal of Africanity!

That deal of Africanness!!

That one deal of who we really are!!!

Written & Edited by: Kayode Adegunloye
Recognition: recognized by AFRINOLLY, Lagos as the best African related piece in Nigeria.

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