Nigeria as a book by Chimezie BWriteWord #WarOfWords7 #WOWNaija
Just last week, I got a call from a friend overseas, Whose mindset is as sharp as a swoon sword that pricks the senses.
We got talking over the phone then eventually I told him;
Guy, as Nigeria be so, na only God fit save us,
But immediately he countered me saying; bro, nobe only God fit save us o,
Because even God need us to fit save us from ourselves,
And every PVC should first itself from scrap machines
before attempting to save us from this political disease.
But here’s the remedy: let’s split bodies into two,
To face the two common seasons in our country –
I mean the looting and lying seasons, cos on and on, that’s how it goes.
Now trust me, if Nigeria really was a book,
There can only be two best ways to read.
First is to wipe off every speck of stains from your eyes,
And secondly is to read every damn page slowly, with and open mind.
But don’t attempt to comprehend any freaking thing;
Don’t waste your time.
• Translation of pidgin words below:
*(guy, as Nigeria be so, na only God fit save us = guy, Nigeria as at now, only God can save us.)
*(bro, nobe only God fit save us o, because even God need us to fit save us from ourselves = bro, not only God can save us, because even God needs us to save us from ourselves.)
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