The Ibibio

We are celebrating the Ibibio race with this historical poem about their roots. The Ibibio are a blessed people. Enjoy this Ibibio natural poem.

Poem about The Ibibio

The Ibibio

In the silent of nights
In the blossom of morning
In the harshness of the sun
In the coldness of evening…
Our forebears whelm the forest
Without a fear of the beast that governed.

Across the lakes
Across the mountains
Across the rivers
Across the narrow paths…
The feet of our forebears did not weary
A journey across the forest they migrate
In search of virgin land for their descendants.

From Usakedet in Cameroon they set-forth
In Ikot Oku Ikono – Uyo their feet were not in vain
Posterity was the light that guides their path
For the land that flows with promise and fulfilment
They made their first home of rest
Today, you are the bride every tribe courts in envy.

Great achievers of Akwa Abasi Ibom State
The pride fourth largest ethnic group in Nigeria
The first to agitate for state creation…
The land whose son was the first soldier in Nigeria
The first M.Sc holder in Agriculture
The first black Cardinal in Nigeria
The first black Prelate of the Methodist Church in Nigeria
The Firstborn of Akwa Abasi Ibom State…
The first in virtually all spheres of life.

Your land is pride in black gold
Your soils are pastures that shame hunger
Your water is a blessing that breathes life
Heritages of your forebears you uphold in high esteem
Your maidens are pride that uphold the family values
None would ever fault your reign
For the globe, your descendants bestrode with might.

Descendants from Usakedet, the Ibibios we are.
Like a true son from the Ibibio tribe
I salute in the dialect of our ancestors
For it is said, a warrior greeted in the dialect of the warriors
Shall ever regain his strength as a warrior.

Ibibio isong o!
Ibibio isong o!!
Ibibio isong o!!!

Nsikak Andrew, 9th August 2007



Nsikak Andrew: The Ibibio
The Ibibio
We are celebrating the Ibibio race with this historical poem about their roots. The Ibibio are a blessed people. Enjoy this Ibibio natural poem.
Nsikak Andrew
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