Suncolor's Blog

The ballad of Maria

Posted on: March 4, 2011

lyrics by john otim
song by joyce akpan

The story of good love gone bad.  First performed as poetry and song in the northern  Nigerian city of Zaria in the year 2009 at the Ahmadu Bello University campus. Now here in its original. Joyce Akpan in performance. Click here  to listen to the gentle flowing tune


Joyce Akpan

Joyce Akpan


ahmadu bello university


3 Responses to "The ballad of Maria"

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Dear john, I have enjoyed this piece very much. Didn’t know you had to return to Uganda. I’ll bookmark this page and keep reading your fluid prose and dainty poetry.

Diego am so glad you found it worth while. Would so love to present some of the stuff on the floor of our club at Zaria

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