They say Africa is united and yet we can’t find our girls
They say we are united meanwhile civil wars proceed
Fathers continue to leave their families while our god mothers look away
They say Africa will be a super power one day
The same people then turn around and self us dreams of a perfect life in the west
We sing praises of the land and disregard our ancestors
Our rivers run dry while we water our plantations with our neighbour’s blood
We question our identity instead of finding out who stripped our souls
They say Africa is united
The land is locked but we live borders
Our cultures separate us even though brewed from the same root
How many billionaires are Africans?
I ask myself what made them different from the rest of us
Could they be what the world claims to be “African Unity”
Where does one apply for a visa to live in a tolerant Africa
Show me the world’s map and I will show you it’s belly
It’s big, dark and has a light around it but everyone is too scared to swim towards it
Rome wasn’t built in a day and yet it collapsed.
Africa was never built and yet we all claim to have made it what it is today
Its minerals are exported; nothing ever comes back in its original form
Some never even come back
My brothers and sisters, where did we go wrong?
Why do we look down on our own prophets
Is it because they cannot read TIMES?
Good news only travels as far as jealously allows it
Who says Africa is united?
Please stand up and show me the knot