Poem could be sensational and at times emotional. Poem is notably dramatical communication means through which inner feeling is being expressed.
Shehu Mubaraka Sulaiman make an emotional poem about Northern Nigeria which is making wave on the internet. Check below to see the poem.
The brief description of North, Northern Nigeria is the home of the Hausa, Fulani, Kanuri, Nupe, Gwari, Birom, Angas, Jukun, Tiv, Igala, Idoma, among other minor tribes. The north is traditionally known as a Muslim majority region, and over the years, Hausa language was made the conversational language of Northern Nigeria.
The poem of Shehu Mubaraka Sulaiman:
I AM NORTH
I am North, I run from the far Sahara through the Sahelian Kano to the fertile lands of Benue.
I am North, a spring of wisdom. I fed the brave Sardauna and the eloquent Tafawa.
I am North a home to the Hausash, the Fulanis and Kanuris, Beroms, Tivs, Jukun and Idomas.
I am North a generous mother for I betrothed the Niger to a beautiful bride--The Benue. In me are a people from diverse places: Adamawa speaks beautyI, in Kaduna, it rains intellect. Sookoto narrates legends of Shehu Usmanu Danfodiyo and his conquest of Argungu down to the villages of Ilorin.
In me were blacksmiths, from the ancient town of Bidda. Tell me about the town of Hadejia and fishes in its mysterious River Plateau harbours minerals and abundance dwell in Kano.
Maiduguri was a home for all in the days of Ajami scripting, "my youths are not Islamists.
I am the groudnut pyramids, I am Yakubu Gowon and Abacha. I am Mamman Shuwa and Murtala.
When the sun rises my markets get saturated wiith hardworking merchants and traders from beyond me.
I am North, the stout Maina, the arid land of Gashua. I am vast farming and Pottery.
I am North, a cave that echoes all sounds of Dan Kwairo. I am the strings of Dan Maraya.
I am North, Arewan Sarki Dikko. I am Mamman Durugu. I am architectural prowess
I am North. I am the wealthy Dangote. I am Okene and Ajaokuta. I am Damaturu, Jos and Lafia. There's more to me than the stories you hear. I had noble Queens and Kings. Towns within me, far and near.
I am North. of various faiths: Muslims and Christians of churches and mosques. Do not try to slander me, false tales don't define me, and my offsprings are not terrorists.
For I am North, I am hospitality. In me are age-long festivals and some colourful durbars. My Yankari is a sight to behold. Come do not wait till you are told that Mambilla touches the skies "Awara" is sweeter when fried. I heard Gurara has tasty waters. In me are brothers without borders: Bauchi devours Maasa, Fura is an anthem in Gombe. There are morsels of Tuwo in Daura. Hadejia is well known for Miyan Kuka. All hail Mamman Shata who rose from ancient Funtua. Our Queen Amina was a heroine, She fought wars for old Zazzau.
I am North, I am Bayajidda ,I am Atta and Bayero. I am Ladi Kwali and Sawaba.
I am North, the seat of The Caliphate, the Birnin Kudu paintings. I am culture and heritage.
I am North, I am milk and meat. I am cows and camels. I am grains and bounty harvests.
I am North, an abode of the Gwaris. The Jukuns and the Zurus, the Ebiras and the Igalas. These rains will go. This blood will wash away. These cries will fade slowly, for I am North, Arewan Ali Makaho.
I am North, a place of love for myriad centuries where peace had found shelter.
They call me North my children call me Arewa
But then, to me, I am a home for men, women, young and old.
By Shehu Mubarak Suliaman.
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