I’m a busy man, my noble audience, so I’ll make this quick
Discard useless nostalgia, you don’t need it
I’ll give you proper course correction, while I chew meat
Do you need physical contact to come to your sense?
My left hand will drop down and smack you in the chest
Surprised? In the past the better man isn’t decided by chess
‘Like a man’, they say, you fight it out in a slugfest
But you are lucky, now exam is the only contest
There is no need for fight
So instead of deriding technology’s new height
Keep calm and enjoy it’s advantages a’ight?
When you jetisson nostalgic thoughts about twilight
You will, like the world, evolve and take to flight
Oya raise up you hands if you are a forward thinker
Let’s recognize the group dubbed winners
You have the right to make your choice , yeah
History of slavery, war, diseases and monarchy, oh dear
If you chose that, you definitely take beer,
I’m a deep thinker, so I’ll point things wrong
With your scurvy-ridden trip back to useless times!
Ask a sage, he’ll prefer Vodka to palm wine
I salute you all, my fellow futurists
Who prefer flying on a plane to being bound by the wrist
So show respect, or pack your things and go live in witchcraft age
There is no use wishing you were a sage
Staying up till twilight to tell cautionary tales
Everyone wants to see the future; the next evolutionary stage
Throughout history, evolution has always been an advantage
You had a taste of the past way before you were fourteen
You didn’t like it, that’s why we aspire to be presidents, not Queens
Let’s set a quick test, shall we?
Let’s see you build a time machine, pack up all your things
Go live in the past, and in the future we’ll see what’s left of all your teeth
If Danfo is no Horse, then Candle is no bulb
You use gadgets, social networks and internet, just nod
You don’t contact Ogun, Sango, Oya, or the Oracle, that’s odd
Enough of fantasizing idols, you worship the new gods!
So Atupa lit your ways, Ijapa guided your steps
And the whole community helped with your baby steps
Yanrinbo was only a circumstantial folklore hero at best
The 2hours thirty minutes Suicide Squad thought more than Ijapa will ever teach.
The heat a lantern produces was the only huge feat
Today, microwave is the only thing we need to bring the heat
don’t argue the ‘known devil is better than the new angel’ in this case
If you knew anything, you’d never side with the devil in the first place
You and I know you’d rather not carry yams in a basket case
Abstaining because a rule in a society dictates
Or a personal decision to remain celibate
Which is a greater virginity achievement?, please state
So you see, abstinence in the new world carries more weight
You spent time in the past, you gained nothing
Nostalgia is a mind trap, ask Edward Norton
You need to think again, and choose now
You can take a trip back in time when asleep or not
The best the past deserves is a passing thought
Roses are red, nightlocks are blue,
If you are sleeping on the fence, waiting to choose,
Wake up so you don’t get stuck in the past too.
This is Quistar preaching, I hope you get this message, capiche?