Agu n’eche mba By Isaac Somto - The Isaac Somto Foundation

  • Agu n’eche mba By Isaac Somto


    Agu n’eche mba; the lion that guards the city
    We want to sing praises of your works
    We shall gather at the village square, under the great iroko tree
    There we shall dance and sing praises of your might
    We shall make the soothing sounds of the Oja pierce the dry air
    No, we shall blow the Okike, the sacred flute carved out of the tusk of an elephant

    Agu n’eche mba; the lion that guards the city
    Our brothers from Asaba shall dance the sacred "Egwu-ota"
    A dance meant for royalty
    N'ihi na ị bụ eze ndị eze


    Agu n’eche mba; the lion that guards the city
    The one who sends our problems running away like a lion sends the antelope running
    Dike na’gha
    We have come to sing your praises.

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