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Native Fly: Legends of Aza

Have you been through Dein’s kingdom
Blessed with kaoline, and great chiefdoms
Tapping palm wines with so much freedom
Harvesting tubbers longer than five hands,
Like an ocean, that surrounds an island
Dein’s kingdom encompasses all kinds.

The Oza people, speak a distinct language
Not far from Benin; legends have it, in ages
That Aza let loose lovebirds from cages.
He was a warrior from the Benin Empire
That was struck by the naked love wire
Of Princess Odu who was as hot as fire.

But it all began on a very long journey
When the Princess had to rest her kneel,
The troops were delighted to stop and heel.
Like they say; “love happens like magic”
Even in circumstance that may seem tragic
For a great warrior, suddenly chose meek.

Abandoning a mission, love betide was strong
That the troops realized, “Aza must be wrong”
Hence they left him to bloom or die in thong
Instead the lovebirds begat a son, Uvbere
And the land which they had dwell in merry
Was called Oza, to immortalize a love story.

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Onyeche Vincent Onyekachukwu


  1. MyPoems says:

    Nice Poem.
    I read most of the poems, and I love your blog.
    I like the rhymes and the way you write them up .

    Truly amazing !! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Vin-X says:

    Thank you.
    Oza is a village under the Agbor Kingdom in Delta State, Nigeria ruled by the Guinness book of record youngest crown King in the world: “Dein of Agbor Kingdom, His Royal Majesty Keagborekwuzi Benjamin I.

    #Culture #Heritage

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