Stop trying to guess who I am
Stop trying to tell me what I am not
I rock the same brown skin that you’re in
So you have no rights to call me a thing.
I was born into an African home which makes me Nigerian
You cannot imagine the things I have done, talk less of seen
Look, I see right through you
You expert on me with your fake African accent
You expert on me with your fake African mindset
So what your ancestors are Africans
So what you read about us on the internet
That makes you an expert on who I am?
SCREW YOU! What the heck do you know about being Nigerian?
What do you know about all my tribes?
All you do is feel it and say “yeah I feel the vibe”
Yoruba, Hausa, Igbo which one do you know?
All you do us watch me speak my language, and laugh cuz you think it’s a show
Well I don’t blame you, not at all
You haven’t had the experience to slip and fall on hard floor.
What do you know about edikainkong and ila asepo
You don’t know how it feels to use your fingers to eat eba and soup that draws
Maybe you have the experience to use your hand to eat fries
That’s why most of you are obese at the age of 5
Step into my country; let me show you how to enjoy good food
How to savor every kind of food with just a few chews.
How dare you bring your ignorant self before me?
Asking me stupid questions from a-z
“Do you guys have wild animals running around like on TV?
Do you guys walk around naked or have clothes on like you and me?”
You are such a bloody idiot
Why don’t you also ask if In my country, the sun rises and sets
Or maybe you should ask if I am as stupid as you
You make me so mad I just want to slap you.
You don’t know anything about hard work
You sit in your bed, remain on the internet and listen as the clock tics and tocs
Have you ever had the experience to walk on the streets with bread or fruits on your head
Hoping that after the days work, you will be able to sleep in peace in your bed
Well I bet you don’t know anything about that
All you do is complain, open your mouth and speak crap.
What do you know about living without electricity for days
When exams come we do nothing but stare real hard and gaze
We stare and gaze with dim candle lights
We even share this light with our peers and hope we don’t get in a fight.
This is just to name a few
If you have guts come and walk in my shoes
You think it’s easy to just sit and complain
How about for once live in my country for just one day.
For the rest of your life you would appreciate what you got
And after these never step up to me thinking you got guts!