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LAST NIGHT

Photo Credit: Guze Art World 08062382540 I promised my fatherA night would comeThat would be my last nightUnder his roofYes, I will belong to another manThe man I can call mineYou were my man since birth,The end has come to your leadershipFor the man of my dream From this time …

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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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PUTTING YORUBA SURNAMES IN PERSPECTIVES

Surnames are the last identity for everybody. From ages past, there are common denominators of surnames in Yoruba language. Surnames can be traced to particular dialects and tribes; it is the attribute of the ancestry of persona involved. In Yoruba language, surname is called Oruko-Baba meaning the father’s name. Surnames …

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ETYMOLOGY: PREFIX AND SUFFIX AS THE VARIANT OF YORUBA NAMES

The Yoruba race has many oral account of how it can into being, some of which include the migration of Oduduwa from Mecca, the creation by Olodumare himself and many others. With all these, people were given names based on the cultural, political and religious background of the age. Names …

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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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