Peppery bowls, the harbinger of watery eyes
The reward of interacting with the spicy, the intense and the tasty
Send Mama’s boys away to feed on cake and vanilla ice-cream
While valiant men kiss the badge and put on Jersey.
Game on, the table is set for battle
Gather the men war, justice must prevail
The bowl is Fiery, red and ready
This is peppered gizzard, we eat and we cry later.
Masquerade must cross express when something catch im eye
So I drove all the way from Eligbolo to Trans Amadi on a treasure hunt
The lady at the eatery greeted me with a smile as wide as the Atlantic
Na peppered ponmo, turn Baba to waka waka.
I switched off my phones, no visitors, please
Kanda don turn Baba to Baddo
Delightful Ponmo marinated in ata rodo
Church agbasala, come back next week.
Dem say when life they show you pepper, make catfish pepper soup
Whether you call am Cameroon pepper, Chilli, Cayenne, Poblano or Shishito
Ata rodo, tatase or shombo
Just tell Ajebota, to shift, this one no be Nintendo.
Ofada rice peppered with Yoruba stew and dry fish
Ẹwà agọ̀yìn, sanitized with hot pepper sauce
Which is best, I don’t know
When your nose starts to drip, just gobble up more water and you would be fine.
Men at work, can’t you see the signboard
Make sure your eyes are closed before you bite down on the chicken wings
Lest there is a splash that hits your eyes
Then you will learn that this is not tomato puree and corn soup.
Stories that touch the heart can be avoided before they happen
Wash your hands well before and after
This is not about social distancing if you get my drift
Touch yourself wrongly and you will dance all the way to the shower.
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OK, if you are not a fan of pepper, I get it. But that should not stop you from commenting. The question is, what type of pepper soup do you like. Feel free to shoot me your comments below.