He soaks in a melange of information with elan
As if part of a well-orchestrated plan
Scrupulous research is his forte
Dada is certainly here to stay!
Of proud nigh-imperious IsiXhosa progeny
Hark at him for all to see
Bastion of Quintessential learning and predilection.
Nothing to prise him away from his vision
Dada! The intellectual world salutes you
As you fasten to literature like glue
Author, essayist, Pan-Africanist
To boot an over-arching humanist
Let's toast to Dada's health
And to the hoard of his intellectual wealth
- O Bolaji