Defiance (Foe Fela)

Tonight, in kallakulta
The walls resound the powerful orations of afrobeat
Along the forgotten corridors of time
Hoping that they sip true the cracks of continuous reality

Tonight in Nigeria;
A middle aged man gets high
On the afrodosiac nostalgia of his childhood
As he sings and sways to the rhythm

Tonight in Biafra;
A little boy crosses the rite of passage
Through the melody on his old man's lips
Rediscovering the immortal wisdom of the African soul

Tonight on black earth
The revolution is kept alive
In bytes, bits and beats

Though tonight,
The symphonies of enlightenment
Have given way to sex laden worship
Of dancehall musicals

The revolution will not die
The revolution has death in it's pocket
The revolution will live on! !

by Adetimilehin Inioluwa

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