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Happy Independence Day, Nigeria!!

NIGERIAN WOMAN-683x683Nigeria is celebrating her 57th Independence from British colonization today October 1st.

We are a beautiful nation diverse in culture, beliefs and tradition. However, we’ve managed to stand strong and united through every crisis.

I celebrate Nigeria today with a poem I wrote many years ago…

Nigeria’s Pride

We come from a land where the hills overlook vast grassland;

The rain forest with the palm trees and strong timber

A place where maidens play in the river and fetch water home to their families;

Of rich soil and red earth, of valiant men gifted in craft and bravery

A people with tradition that spans through centuries

A people that survive on land and water

We move from place to place, but always remember who we are;

We celebrate love and cherish the gift of life

We communicate with our drums

And dance because we are happy

Happy that we have preserved our culture and ethnicity even in modern times

We love sports

We love science

We love music

We are masters of art

We are great achievers!

PEACE BEN WILLIAMS BLOG WISHES YOU ALL A HAPPY 57th INDEPENDENCE!!!!PBW-NIGERIAN FLAG

A poem written and composed by Peace Ben Williams

All rights reserved, October 2012.

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Peace is a wife and mother who reports and analyses global trends from the perspective of a Deeva; in the hope of invoking a thought process that will lead to a positive change.

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