Nigeria @60: Diamond Memories By Mariam Olayemi Adeoye


On the 1st October 2020, Nigeria will be celebrating its diamond jubilee as it turns 60.

The Federal Government of Nigeria under the Leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR has approved an inclusive National Independence Celebration program that will see that the thematic and creative aspects of the event are designed by Nigerians for Nigeria.

Nigerian Poet, writer and Public Administrator, Mariam Olayemi Adeoye, MOA, picks up her pen to take part in the quest to define Nigeria@60.


*Diamond Memories*

A flight of bird
Swarm of locust
hold up the sky
clamoring love

Despite the differences
Togetherness is beautiful
illness comes wellness

Alone is a drip
unity form an ocean
of diamond memories

strengths drenched in love
is power
where sovereignty emerges

United heart, mind
sacrifice the differences
choirs many voices
left a soloists