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OKEHO IN HISTORY- A CLARION CALL TO COMMUNITY SERVICE

Title: Okeho in History Author: Segun Gbadegesin Publisher: Harvest Day Publications, Michellvill, Maryland, USA, 2017 Pages: 232 Reviewer: Jare Ajayi In the Humanities, the phrase ‘the part is a mirror of the whole’ is a very popular maxim. Okeho, in very many respects mirrors what is going on in Nigeria …

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JUSTIFYING THE GREED OF AN ONAREBU

Performance Poetry Title: Onarebu Poet: Akeem Lasisi Duration: 5:28 minutes Reviewer: Olutayo Irantiola The creative landscape in Nigeria is now getting exciting as the interlocution between the town and gown has improved tremendously. The opening of this video makes us understand the Akeem Lasisi is responding to a poem titled …

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FINE DINING & DINING FINE THE AFRICAN WAY AT NOK BY ALARA

Photo credit: Olutayo Irantiola The heart of the Island is experiencing a culinary difference at the moment. It is the Nok by Alara restaurant, a natural space to enjoy your African fine dining at its best. Nok by Alara is located at 12, Akin Olugbade Street, Victoria Island, Lagos. The …

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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 Idowu in his new work titled Konkonboto which he …

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Oracle of Identity, Recreant love, African Foliage

The poet is the ‘oracle’ inspired by the gods. This collection is the temple of prophesy. The poetic fountains are from the house of muse. This collection of poems by Dayo Ibitayo Arogbokun has seven movements namely: African Foliage, Religion apology, Welcome to Nigeria, Cosmopolitan, Sublime, Emotional Fraternity/regrets and Normal …

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Uncommon Moral Relativism in Common Fate

Book: Common FateAuthor: Iddahson DanielPublisher: Kennyson Bookville HouseYear: 2011Pages: 108Reviewer: Oladipo Kehinde(brighthousecreations@yahoo.com) Truth is greater than religion. It is second to love. Common Fate is a novel that brings to the fore the mores, culture, ceremony and traditional belief system of the Owailo. The fact is that Africans cannot abandon …

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