Lekki Free Trade Zone: A song


By Akeem Lasisi

Before you say nothing is free in Lagos
You should have a taste of our tax-free feast:
Lekki Free Trade Zone,
Where laws are gentle from dawn to dusk
And businesses are pampered like an only child

Beyond free lunches from the Customs’ kitchen,
Host communities, upwardly-minded,
Receive investors with fishes and smiles –
Whoever needs a dowry to marry from here?
From the Alausa Government House,

Comes a song of mutual gains:
“Inspiring infrastructure
A population as large as the world
With tax incentives from the bottom of our hearts
Key your business into the Lagos dream.”

From PHENOMNAL LAGOS: 50 Monuments from the Centre of Excellence, by Akeem Lasisi and Kabir Alabi. Meanwhile, enjoy this video of some of the poems from the book, featuring Yoruba actor Okele:

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