POETRY CORNER “AWAKE NIGERIA” BY PHILO MALIZE KING – POET & PHILOSOPHER

BRIEF BIO.
Philo Malize King, a philosopher and poet, hailed as The Philosophical Poet because of the esoteric style of most of his poems. He is a native of Ukpor Nnewi-south in Anambra state, Nigeria. He has a degree in philosophy(second class (Honours) upper division) from the Great University of Benin, Edo state, Nigeria. He is currently a master of Arts student of Metephysics at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Anambra state, Nigeria. Malize is a young man with an unusual crave for excellence, a voracious reader, critical and articulate thinker.

PROFILE.
Artistic Name: Philo Malize King
Phone:  08131010225
Date of Birth: 23rd May, 1987                                         Place of Birth: Onitsha, Anambra State
Sex:  Male
Nationality: Nigerian
State of Origin: Anambra State, Nnewi South.
Marital Status: Single

First Degree: University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.
Course/ Year: Philosophy; 2006-2010

Second Degree: Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria.
Course/Year: Metaphysics; 2013-till date.

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:
Face book: Philo Malize King.
Twitter: @kingmalize.
Blog: philomalizeking.wordpress.com
OTHERS:
www.voicesnet.com
www.facebook.com/inop4all

Awake Nigeria! – Written by Mr Philo Malize King

My mother home, Nigeria
Bled and still bleeding from her implosion,
Ravaged and still ravaged by rapists of the incorrigible kind,
Racing against the racist,
Brain drained and drained of her mother’s milk
And left to ponder and wonder on her pong

Lugard is gone
She is left with guns, mirrors, broken fences
And a city whose centre cannot hold,                                         Regions of north and east
And south and west
Spent and used up.

Now free but packaged in locally made chains
The captive and captors
And the freedom to gain,
Impregnated by the sons of the soil
Still aborted by her own womb
And she points at the toothless vampires
Instead of cleansing her own

Nigeria, when shall thou dry thy soul, soiled?
And darken from birth of bribery, still oiled
Not by the deeds of the dead white devil
But still, thy investment in evil
Evil to thy seed
Ado and stop guzzling the exertions of thy breed
For the liars and lice that sucked thy vein
Glory and pleasure in thy pain

Purge thy system off corruption
And consciences, clogged of vain intentions
Listen to the tears of thy womb, crying acid,
To the caution from the tomb whispering in echo
Quit mourning in thy supplications,
Awake from thy hallucinations
Giants are not cowards; Goliath was at the battlefield first.

Nigeria my fatherland,
Wake up to the race of time
For the night is losing its hold,
Then, what tales will thy sons be told?
Not of thy premature ejaculation
Nor black exploitation.

The breast that I suckled,
Awake from thy muddle
Puddle no more
And rid thyself of the culture of corruption
Trade no more on the track of death
And remove the shoe of oppression.

About Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez

Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez is an International Award Winner, Published Author & Poet, Broadcast Journalist, MC and Youth Empowerment Consultant . He is also The CEO of AFRICA4U and The Founder of Africans in The Diaspora People also see him as a Cultural and Social entrepreneur, which means he is skilled in working with many different communities, bringing people together in successful focused events. Tony has organised many cultural events …involving both BME and mainstream communities. He is skilled in hosting events that reinforce community cohesion and bringing different kinds of people together. He has organised events in The UK, The U.S.A, Holland, Germany, Romania, Malta and Nigeria and has visited over 22 European Countries. Tony has also organised The Black History Month Celebrations at The UK House of Parliament for over five years in a row He continues to promote the true life and success stories of Africans in Europe and Africans around the world and has organised several small scale literary and awards initiatives aimed at empowering young people. He has also spent time as an International broadcaster and was The Producer and Presenter for AFRICA4U International Radio Talk Show at Reading4u Radio Station for nearly three years. Tony has interviewed high profile Members of Parliament, Distinguished celebrities and some of Africas best musicians including Ivonne Chaka Chaka and Kanda Bongoman. He has also been a guest on BBC Radio on numerous occasions to discuss the community cohesion events he organises at UK House of Parliament and also to recite some of his published work in memory of Nelson Mandela, 50 Years Anniversary of The race relations act and major community issues. Tony has also a Guest on popular Radio stations in Nigeria and The States In the last few years he has been very passionate about Youth empowerment, community cohesion and cultural intelligence. Tony was born in South London and has lived in several parts of England and Nigeria . He started writing at the tender age of nine, a habit he expressed with creative enthusiasm. Tony writes Poetry, short stories and proverbs on personal development. He is currently working on his 4th book which will also be his first novel. He is also into Public Speaking at Special events and Social functions and is a Mentor for young people in the UK Community. He completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at The University of Lagos, Nigeria in English and World Literature. He later went on to attain a teaching qualification at The Frances King International Training Institute, South Kensington London, it was here he studied Teaching English as a Foreign Language. He also studied Web Design at The City University in London. He published his first book in June 1999 called “The Beauty in the Dark” (A Collection of Poetry which received critical acclamation in many circles around the world). .Tony’s aim in life is to inspire the young generation and to encourage the youth to make the very best of their dreams and aspirations,. He published a 2nd book in June 2009 called ” The Sound of Running Water” – A Family gift book of proverbs and quotations on Personal Development and Positive Thinking . In December 2009, he published his 3rd book called “One Moment of Peace”.- A collection of Poetry inspired by personal experiences and spiritual growth. Besides the fact that the Artist has won International online awards, he is mostly inspired by Life experience, love, music and cultural awareness. He was Resident Poet at the 5th London Poetry Festival in 2009 and has been a guest on BBC Radio on very many occassions including The famous Anne Diamond Show. He has also been a guest on a few SKY TV stations and several International Radio Stations around The World
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