I am the mother to whom you all belong;
Around you a web of charms I weave,
A web of love so fierce and strong,
And into each one of you a sense of pride I breathe.
I am the foundation upon which the mighty Zuma was formed.
I am the peaceful waters of blue and the graceful grasses of green.
I am the welcoming arms that embrace you as you come and you go.
I am the ardent spirit that sparks the fire you need.
Come children of Nri, Zaria and Ife;
The voices of the ancients beckon you home.
Though you may choose for a time to travel, to leave,
Never far from your hearts and minds shall I be.
Sing to me, children, in your voices so warm and so sweet,
A song that lifts the moon and raises the dawn.
No matter how far you wander away from me,
You'll never be able to escape my web of charms.