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[Spoken Word] Boko Haram Poem – The Phantom Menace

The Phantom Menace wishes Nigerians a Happy Independence Day! (1st October). The Phantom Menace is glad another year of celebrating together with Nigerians. Hahahahah….

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[Spoken Word] Green White Green

This poem was written sometime in 2008 and recorded sometime 2009.

 

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[Spoken Word] Muslim Identity Crisis

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You must know who you are
Who are you?
Do you know who you are in this world, what is your world view?
What do you go through?
What are you learning in this so called “life”,
Do you have principles or do you flow with the wind?
Do you know your enemies from your friends? – [Rendition of Dead Prez’s]

If earth is made of matter, and the world is made of words
What are you made of, have you thought about your worth
No space for misogyny so i don’t mean your biology
But if kullu nafsin dha’iqatul mawt, then i mean your ontology

Your ideology- but not the type that’s based on mythology-
But based on Haqq, truth more reliable than geometry-
Where do u hail from? I’m sorry… where do you sail from?
Have you forgotten?! Your divine origin u remember seldom

A traveler, that’s what you are. Let us unravel the
Shells, peel off the layers of skin, burst the bubble,
The cocoons, your expedient jacket, straight jacket,
Morally non judgmental so keep your 2face but you coming 2shots
… i mean too short

You must know who you are
Who are you?
Do you know who you are in this world, what is your world view?
What do you go through?
What are you learning in this so called “life”,
Do you have principles or do you flow with the wind?
Do you know your enemies from your friends?

It’s said that Muslims are intellectually dead and creatively asleep
If you understand this, your heart might skip a beat
It means u a zombie, and well… U BE ONE BIG DONDEE a DONKEY
But if i’m a zebra, I’ll earn my stripes and none will be on me

I’m not saying none is beyond me but I know what’s on me
Is a challenge: IQRA’. Prophet was the champ of IQRA’
It’s supposed to be difficult but it fits with my Fitra
Keeping fit for this ID crisis so I be too fit for this Fitna

Now I come back to the question of what are you worth?
Is it your status, your looks, your smell… the Davidoff?
Your cuteness, astuteness, your highness, your beauty… is wearing off
Your riches, your facebook pictures, so what if you have enough?!

Who are you?
Do you know who you are in this world, what is your world view?
What do you go through?
What are you learning in this so called “life”,
Do you have principles or do you flow with the wind?
Do you know your enemies from your friends?

Are you the Burqa, Niqab, Jilbaab, Hijab or Jallaba
The Gyale, Dankwali, Mayafi, Zani are all part of Al’ada
Hula, Kufi, Dara, turbans or any forms of Kufiyya
If your identity is limited to these things, I’m saying ku shirya!

We are going beyond your wardrobe like in Chronicles of Narnia
Beyond the land of symbols, Sha’aa’ir, Aqeedah and Aqeedamia
Are you Sunni or Shi’a, Ash’ari or Mu’tazil, NOI or NOG
Maliki or Hanbali, Shafi’i or Hanafi, Ithna Ashari or Isma’ili?

If you are who u say you are, where’s the proof that you are but
I thought you are who you are… you think i’m trying to argue AHHHH?
No! The opposite is what I am proposing precisely
Hold onto Fitra! Free ourselves from turbulent identity crisis

Who are you?
Do you know who you are in this world, what is your world view?
What do you go through?
What are you learning in this so called “life”,
Do you have principles or do you flow with the wind?
Do you know your enemy from your friend? 

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