Nigeria by Isaac Somto - The Isaac Somto Foundation

  • Nigeria by Isaac Somto

    Nigeria, a country created without a vision
    Joined together for unity but what we see is division
    One Nigeria is something we only envision

    When I am called a Nigerian, what I feel is shame
    I can not go to the north for food without them questioning my name
    The fangs of tribalism, how can we tame?

    A country where the politicians play with a poor man's plight
    Where an average citizen sleeps without light
    Where citizens dance to hardship every day and night
    When shall we get things right?

    Religion, this has taken our sanity
    Forcing men to fight against humanity
    A pastor will preach today about vanity
    But check his account the money you will see there is infinity
    When shall we stop this inanity?


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