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Poem: "My Black Skin" Written By An 11-Year-Old Girl

"My Black Skin" is a beautiful poem written by a Nigerian11-year-old, Adesuwa Oyinkansola. and it goes like this:

The black skinned beauty

Speaks of my origin The black skinned beauty Speaks Africa I hold my head up high Feel on top of the world For I love my colour And what my colour speaks

Yes! it’s the African beauty Never need to be made up Hmm!!! Or made over The black skinned beauty Naturally stunning With dark glowing skin Omo dudu Alawo dudu Duduyemi Africa

I am proud to be From the soil of Africa Black and beautiful Emi o se tan Lati d’ebo Emi o se tan Lati paro ewa mi

I am proud of my colour Oreke l’ewa Omo Afrika The Black skinned beauty Is the Mother of all beauty

Little Adesuwa is one of those people we refer to as "Small, but mighty." At such a young age, you can tell that her frame of mind is very enlightened and filled with pride for her ethnic and cultural background.

She loves writing, drawing, painting, designing clothes, dancing, and modeling. She is presently a student of Yaba College Of Technology Secondary School, Yaba-Lagos. She started writing at the age of 6. Her first poem book titled “Thoughts of a Child” was published through a writing contest. She was 8-years-old at the time. She participated in the contest and did excellently.

Presently, she still writes and have written more poems outside the ones in her book.


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