TOLU'S DIARY

TUESDAYS 10AM


Dear diary,
I'm all smiles as I engage you again
You don't have to sing Lagbaja's 'feyin e' before I show you my thirty two
The joy within....even a horse won't stumble inside me
Hmmm... I see you can't wait to know what it is
Don't let me stress your brain further
The headline is: FIFA world cup begins
Nigeria and four other countries represent Africa in the Mundial
Do you know why I'm happy about this?
It's because of the ' Unity ' the magic that football brings
Nigeria; a place with diverse ethnic groups
Different cultures yet we are uniquely unique
One of those things that keep us together is the round leather game
From Gusau to the cold city of Jos down to Ilorin
We chants for the ' Super Eagles'
A country ravaged by problems at all fronts
I'm glad our song will be "Ko Ni si problem o"
Trying to remix a hit from the street.
I see nomadic herdsmen screaming 'up naija' in their pastures;
Aba boys thronging the city of Onitsha in their green and white vests;
Sambisa forest becoming one of the viewing centres as it's occupants display the green and white flag;
Thousands of worshippers screaming "it's a goal" rather than Amen;
Traffic city of Lagos becomes free as road users are emptied into various viewing centres;
Mesuya (barbecue seller) pledged to serve suya round as Ahmed Musa scores the winning goal against the Argentines;
What a beauty to behold in the coming days;
No tension .... United we stand
Watch out for this space again,
Talk to you later diary.
Fasuyi Tolulope Samuel is a budding poet and novelist. He has featured in two ebook publications; Woman vs Man: A cultural difference and 'A woman's pot, a man's stomach': A collection of poem on delicacies both by Sandra T. Adeyeye. He has a B.Sc Hons in Microbiology from Adekunle Ajasin university, Akungba-Akoko Ondo state. A lover of artwork, music and football. Tolu hails from Akure in Ondo state. The single Youngman is interested in taking Africa to the world with his style of writing.

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