From the distance shores of the Niger
I have come, O good friend
With glittering 'Ola ocha and ola edo' from our ancient river
As precious presents to you my good friend
From the treasury fold of my grandfather
O friend, I brought these these olas in honor of our friendship
As time's feet crawl and crawl little further
O friend I pray the sea of life spares your sailing ship
Here from the dark hole of my oil-rich black field
O friend I wire prayers across the Atlantic Ocean
As your birthday balloons dance in the open field
O friend may God package more glorious years with passion
Dedicated to Debbie Guzzie.
Note: ola ocha and ola edo are silver and gold in Igbo tribe in West Africa
Niger is the biggest river in Nigeria
I have said this before and must continue saying it. Among the wonderful people on earth Deb is the best. This is the least I can offer on her birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEB!