I am from the Songhai
I am from a long time
Where there is only desert and no
I am from homes made of mud and
And from where we walk around without any
I am from markets where many things are
Such things as spices and
I am from where farming isn’t
Where it would have been nice to have some ramen.
I am from Sonni Ali who used to
I am from Muhammad who built us a
I am from an Empire that began to
I am from an Empire that led to the African
nations we can see today.
I am from the Songhai Empire.