AYANGALU By Jagunlabi Kodeman

Written by Bada Yusuf Amoo


Bearer of melody

Champion of rhythmic rattling

Hidden tales in leather woven treasures

My legs are battle ready.



Herald of virgin sounds

Mediating ancestral tale bearer

Cuckoo bird chirping in my ears

My cuddling arms rock your boat.



Vaudeville of sweet symphony

Raw, mystic and pure

Awaken the slumbering Savannah

In blissful gyrations, I m your puppet.



god of beats, let my body bless your harmony

Like a mother weaning a hungry infant

Feed my ears with soothing simulations

I m your subordinate.


About Jagunlabi

Jagunlabi Kodeman is the pseudonym for Quadri Adelowo. He bagged a Bachelors degree in English from Lagos State University, Ojo. He is a poet, crime fiction and short story writer. His works, “Elderly Kolanuts” and the ” The Adventures of Demo Sledge” are on booksie.com. He is married with children and is currently based in Osogbo where he teaches.  You can reach him@ Facebook.com/ jagunlabi Kodeman or Quadri Adelowo, or Instagram/quadri adelowo.         Call 08029157229 or 09062188837.

About the author

Bada Yusuf Amoo

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