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THE PEOPLE’S COURT, THE PEOPLE’S WILL

Playwright: Lanre Quadri Published: 2013 Page: 40 pages Title: The Indictment Publisher: iGod Books Reviewer: Olutayo Irantiola The opening of this book is with a poem by the poet-playwright, Lanre Quadri, who defined stealing and governance according to the happenings within Nigeria and Africa at large. According to the playwright, …

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DISCUSSING THE GODS AT THE HARVEST BY NELSON FASHINA

Title: THE GODS AT THE HARVEST Playwright: PROFESSOR NELSON FASHINA Pages: 137 Publisher: IBADAN CULTURAL STUDIES GROUP Year of Publication: 1998 Reviewer: Olutayo IRANTIOLA The Gods at the Harvest is a book that has a great deal of traditional and cultural infiltration. It is truly an African text in English …

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IMPINGEMENT: THE BANE OF MODERN-DAY WOES-REVIEW OF ORIAKU’S LEGEND OF THE KINGS

Title: Legend Of The Kings. Dramatist: Prince Ib’ Oriaku Genre: Drama Publisher: Kraft Books Limited Pages: 187. Published: 2014 Reviewer: ‘Debayo Coker and Olutayo Irantiola It is very important to have a new dimension to the creative industry. I was challenged by the quality of work done by Oriaku in …

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GRAND MASTER

Jahman sent by Jah,Extending the work of JahAmong the children of Jah.Arts personified,Genre specialized,Musing amazingly,Assembling big wigs,Executing feats.You staged,You wrote,You edited,You won laurels,You championed,Still championing.Giving to generations,Identifying the greenhorn,Giving them a voice,Bringing them among the maestro.The gap you bridgedMade you the Grand-master! (c)Olutayo IRAN-TIOLA, Lagos, Nigeria

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THE GROUNDED ARTIST: CELEBRATING GEORGE OLUSESAN AJEWOLE AT 70

Prince George Olusesan Ajewole of the Asedo scion from Efon-Alaaye, Ekiti State has attained the golden age of 70. This calls for celebration considering the impact he has made in many lives. Baba Aje, as he is fondly called, is a teacher of teachers; a sculptor that has trained many …

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WITH OUR UNIFORM

PROLOGUE The Inspector General on the television set being interviewed by journalists, the television set is in the station, with officers in uniform watching the broadcast. INSPECTOR-GENERAL: Henceforth, it is illegal to mount roadblocks; any officer mounting such post should be reported to the office of the Inspector-General on 08195759575 …

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STICKY STAGE NAMES

(Dedicated to all the folks that we have worked together on stage) Stage play/theatre is usually a phenomenon of make belief and this has always painted another image of the dramatist personae to the audience. The experience is also the same in the home movie world. However due to the …

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FROM MILE 2

Synopsis: This is a play narrating the ordeal of commuters in Lagos, Nigeria after a very stressful day. It’s a single scene script. Locale: A rickety bus. Characters Tajudeen- the bus driver Wasiu- the conductor Pastor- a commuter with good diction Iya Ibeji- a commuter with typical Yoruba accent, pregnant, …

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TRADO-MODERN WAY OF TELLING TALES

It is almost becoming history talking about folklores amongst the Yorubas, South-Western part of Nigeria. This is a core of informal education amongst African generally. The folklore is usually to teach moral lessons to children. Rejuvenating this tradition, Parable Productions organized a show in the National Theatre, Lagos, Nigeria to …

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THE EXIT OF A JOLLY GOOD FELLOW: PROF SAM A ADEWOYE

It does me a great deal of pleasure to celebrate an icon of many parts. Prof Sam A Adewoye. This is an academic colossus of that taught students across ages, one of the proud foundation staffs of the University of Ilorin. He is a man who believes in himself and …

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