Treasure Island

Yiro Abari High

(Jos, Nigeria)


Who holds your destiny?
You hold your destiny?
Open your eyes and see
You'll see your destiny
Open your mind and see
You'll see your destiny

In the heart of Africa,
You'll find my country
What a home for you and me
I believe it when they say
We are the happiest people yea
Little love for one another we can be happier
I believe it when they say
We are the most religious yea
Religion is a strong foundation
For a better nation

While I live in this country I'll never thirst
Rain will come from the sky
Our rivers never ever dry
While I live in this country I will never starve
I stand on a yielding soil
My pot will forever boil
Why should I fear when I breathe this air?
And see all around me rocks of gold and silver

Submitted: Monday, June 30, 2014
Edited: Sunday, July 06, 2014

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There was a song writing and singing competition for schools organized by the fast food chain, Mr. Biggs. The contest required paricipating schools to write a song titled 'why I am proud to be a Nigerian'. I thought about how such a song will look like. Ideas came and this is the result. The contest was for elementary school. Since I was not a pupil, i couldn't enter the contest.

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