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Saturday, January 28, 2023

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Poetry Slam

Spit-At-Home Day

By Chudi Okoye December 14, 2022 It is sit-at-home day in the South East One fiercely enforced by local bandits Who have caused a split in our homes And cut a reddened slit in our hopes Today they killed a pregnant woman One among many harmless...

Rise Up and Walk!

By Chudi Okoye November 25, 2022 Apostle Peter looked upon the lame Squatted by the gate called Beautiful Fractured and forlorn, with no name His arm stretched out seeking alms And Peter said: Silver or gold, I've no stock But in the name of...

The ‘Dot’ and the Sloth

By Chudi Okoye November 21, 2022 The big shot who called us a 'dot' From his spot in blighted Aso Rot Is now caught in a demeaning squat Wasted and become but a naught. In our history he'll be seen as a blot A sloth who,...

Still, We Rise!

By Chudi Okoye (Tribute to Maya Angelou: “Still I Rise”) You may slight us with your mockeries Or spite us with your hateful forgeries You may grind us into the very muck And even bind us to the rueful murk In which you and your...

‘The Struggle’ (An Ode to the Igbo Revolutionary Activists)

The Struggle By Chudi Okoye Nov 26, 2021 The struggle may look like lunacy To those seduced into vain ecstasy By the Nigeria of their vast fantasy. To them, the activists are arsonists Who, in bouts of revolutionary fervor, Treat the commoners as cannon fodder Tipping their lives...

Worn Nigeria

Worn Nigeria By Chudi Okoye How great it was to be Born Nigerian! Long long ago, in our mass hysteria We felt elated, as with keen mysteria Simply to be citizens of One Nigeria We grew up knowing a Fun Nigeria We had our fill of...

The Hordes and the Spin Doctors

The Hordes and the Spin Doctors By Chudi Okoye Spare a thought for the huddled hordes in our forlorn fatherland Their muddled minds spooked by relentless spinmeisters Daily assaulted by fatulent accounts of a fabulous reality Supposedly their lot instead of a dystopian existence Created...

The Sod’s Prayer

The Sod’s Prayer By Chudi A. Okoye Our dearly beloved Father Thou which art in Aso Rock Hallowed be thy name! Thy kingdom come Thy will be done in Igbo land – The land you crush with iron hand – As it is desired by Fulani bands. Master,...

Awka Times Launch Prayer

(Being an adaptation of a prayer offered by the African American, George Lawrence, in New York, commemorating the fifth anniversary of the abolition of slave trade in 1808.)By Chudi OkoyeO! thou father of the universe and disposer of events,...

Awka Arise!

(Awka Times Promotional Advert Script) By Chudi Okoye Awka is a town pregnant with possibilities No one can yet decipher what she will deliver Awka was part of the nexus of early Igbo civilization Throughout, Awka has carried the burden of Igbo history Great deeds...
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Spit-At-Home Day

By Chudi Okoye December 14, 2022 It is sit-at-home day in the South East One fiercely enforced by local bandits Who have caused...
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Rise Up and Walk!

By Chudi Okoye November 25, 2022 Apostle Peter looked upon the lame Squatted by the gate called Beautiful Fractured and forlorn, with no name His arm stretched out...

The ‘Dot’ and the Sloth

By Chudi Okoye November 21, 2022 The big shot who called us a 'dot' From his spot in blighted Aso Rot Is now caught in a demeaning squat Wasted...

A Path to Positive Outcomes in the Battle of the Professor and the Trader

The two men said: “Let there be battle!” At first some were rattled. But then there was much good that came from the fray....

The Bola Tinubu ‘Drug Money Laundering’ Saga: Morality, Character and Political Leadership

The current debate surrounding Bola Tinubu, the APC presidential candidate, relating to allegations of drug trafficking and money laundering in America, raises fundamental questions...