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CELEBRATING THE DOGGEDNESS OF SOLA OGUNBODE AT 60

Orogun, is one of the sprawling neighborhoods of the University of Ibadan, this community is a mixed of the academia, civil servants, corporate world, business tycoons from all the popular markets in Ibadan and some political bigwigs. Around 1993, some American vehicles such as Ford, Chevrolet were seen plying the …

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TIM AMOSUN: HISTORIAN, COMMUNITY LEADER, PASTOR AND POLICE

Pastor Tim Amosun, MNIPR, MA, MSc, BTh, BEd, MPhil Life is synonymous with races; there are some races that one would definitely know that one would catch up with effortlessly over time while there are some races that one needs extra effort to catch up with; Uncle Tim Amosun falls …

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SHOP 16 WAS A GREAT LIFELINE

Photo credit- www.marketingandmedialtd.com The media is currently inundated with the news of the impending reconstruction of Agbowo Shopping Complex, UI, Ibadan. I recall, with nostalgia, the contribution of Shop 16, Okay Pharmacy owned and managed by Pharmacist Clement Banji Okunlola, to my life from about age 10. I remember vividly that …

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IDOWU ADEDAYO: HERALDING THE GOSPEL WITH POETRY

IDOWU ADEDAYO: HERALDING THE GOSPEL WITH POETRY Artiste: Adedayo Idowu Number of Tracks: 5 Year of Release: 2016 Reviewer: Olutayo IRANTIOLA There is a general misconception that there are some vocabularies in English that cannot be translated or transliterated into Yoruba. This was one of the things addressed by Adedayo …

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RESCAPING OUR LANDSCAPE: PROFESSOR SEGUN GBADEGESIN AT 70

As typical of anyone in the academia, they are used to coining new words; today I celebrate Professor Segun Gbadegesin, firstly from my homeland, Okeho, a town surrounded by many hills in Oyo State.  He has proven himself as a worthy ambassador of this community and he has not dropped …

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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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FOLLOWING HIS STEPS EVEN AT DEATH: THE EXIT OF DEACON SAMUEL AKEE AREMU OLOGBIN

When I heard the news of Deacon Samuel Akee Aremu Ologbin’s death, the first statement that came to my lips was, “He died 10 days to the remembrance of his brother, Joseph Owolabi Folaranmi Irantiola Ologbin, who passed on the 22nd of January, 2000.” Historically, the age difference of the …

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BABA TAA LADELE: I MISSED MY LAST OPPORTUNITY

I have been agitated about my distance from all my old people. I am their number 1 fan as many young friends had tagged me as belonging to the older generations and not this present age. I have effectively managed the wisdom acquired from them and it is paying off …

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TRUE CALLING: Life and Times of Revd J.A. Okesiji (excerpt)

DEDICATION To God,Father of Life and Inspiration,To Pastor Moses Majaro Okesiji,Father of the Okesiji ancestry,To Revd John Adegoke Okesiji,The Limelight of the Okesiji ancestry,To people,Over the years,Who made the story of our lives worthwhile. PREFACE GOOD MEN MUST DIE, BUT DEATH CANNOT KILL THEIR NAMES ProverbThis is an effort to …

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