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IYIN NLA RESURRECTS IJALA AND APALA GENRE OF YORUBA MUSIC IN A GOSPEL ALBUM BY AKIN OGUNDOKUN aka WINRINWINRIN

Album title: Iyin Nla Artiste: Akin Ogundokun aka Wirinwirin Year: 2016 Reviewer: Olutayo Irantiola Different genre of Yoruba music has been relegated to the background; some of which include Ijala (the hunter’s song) and Apala, but there are some exceptional people like Akin Ogundokun popularly called Wirinwirin have taken time …

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“The Fishermen” by Chigozie Obioma; reviewed by Joseph Omotayo

Two things upset life for the Agwu’s family: the temporary absence of the “Guerdon” man and a superstitious anxiety. The Fishermen is a witty book, it makes sorrow almost a pleasurable thing to read. This novel is a receptacle of the gnashing ruins that nearly wipe out a family. The tragedy here …

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YORÙBÁ LÁKỌ̀TUN: BIRTH OF CULTURAL RENAISSANCE

In a bid to revive Yoruba language in Lagos, Nigeria, Olútáyọ̀ Ìrántíọlá, a cultural and literary enthusiast, developed Yorùbá LákỌ̀tun, an event aimed at cultural and literary renaissance. The first edition took place at Ethnic Heritage Center, Ikoyi, Lagos over the weekend. The center is a language training hub for …

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