If you are ever blindfolded, 
On a journey to untold land, 
Only to be freed at last 
But left to name where you are; 

Just look up the evening sky. 
If you can see a league of bats? 
Like traders returning back, 
Welcome to the city of bats, 

The great land of queen idia. 
Welcome to the ancient city. 
Forget not Bob Izua, 
you will find your way home. 

The french colonial came, 
The slave trade had a devastating effect, 
in some african states. 
Their growing economy was wrecked. 
A brilliant, creative society in the sixteenth century. 
the country was locked in the slave trade. 
Even though the history had some shade, 
they became independent, 
and pulled them into the light.