This is Lagos, Eko o ni baje o
Such like a salutation
that welcomes you to Lagos,
Nigeria’s centre of excellence
Where virtually all things are possible

The home for the rich and the poor
In a good harmonious co-existence
Many say ‘no man’s land’
Diverse in culture, unique and habitable
not without the daily hustles and bustles

Sights and sounds of Lagos echo
Indeed really amusing but real
Sometimes, like living in jungle
Where all that matters is survival
Everyone rushes to get his daily bread

“Oshodi, Mile 2, Airport road”
The cracked voice of bus conductor
The bus partially stopped but yet on the move
You must hustle to get to your destination
You must struggle to get out of the bus
Such is the life in Lagos, our poor heritage
Everybody on the move, always in hurry

No one comes to Lagos, and remain the same
No one goes out of Lagos without impression
Every street, every corner, every nooks and cranny
Becomes a business point for the struggling masses
else hunger would bury you alive
as no one cares what happens next

Some live in mansions and castles
Greater number lives in shacks and under bridge
While few are in paradise of Victoria Island
Many are struggling for spot to lay their heads
In the ghettos of Ajegunle and Ikorodu
Any yet, all are in Lagos, and life goes on
Eko o ni baje o

About Author /

Ugonna Johnbosco Ezeomedo (ojombo) is a philosopher, poet, educationist, web developer and social & political analyst. He lives in Awka – Nigeria. He loves working with computer and other creative works.

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