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Combat of Races in the Caliphate: A Review of Attahiru

Playwright: Ahmed Yerima Text: Attahiru Publisher: Kraft books Year of Publication: 1999 Number of pages: 63 Reviewer: Olutayo Irantiola   The Sokoto caliphate was one of the greatest caliphates in the history of Northern Nigeria. The city was recognized as the seat of Islamic Governance. However, the British colonial incursion …

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An Absolute Stance for Tradition: A Review of Kurunmi by Ola Rotimi

Playwright: Ola Rotimi Genre: Historical Drama Publisher: University Press Limited Pagination: 95 Year of Publication: 1971 Reviewer: Olutayo Irantiola   Currently, there are many published books about valiant cultural activists that existed centuries ago and these great stories have creatively reenacted the past for contemporary didactic purposes. Many dramatists have …

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Was there humour in The Wedding Party II?

  Movie title: The Wedding Party II Production Company: Elfike Film Collective Genre: Rom-com Duration: 1 hour, 37 minutes Director: Niyi Akinmolayan The sequel of the well-publicized flick,  The Wedding Party, is such a beautiful movie of many scenes across three major locations: Lagos, London and Dubai. However, the humour …

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The Real Tales of Fatai Rolling Dollars

Title: Rolling Dollar: A Legend Unplugged Genre: Documentary Director: Femi Odugbemi Duration: 51 minutes Reviewer: Olutayo Irantiola “Won kere si number wa” happened to be one of the renowned anthems of the late Pa. Olayiwola Fatai Olagunju popularly called Fatai Rolling Dollars in the early 2000s because it was used …

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A Theatrical Glance into Kalakuta Republic

As defined by Wikipedia, Kalakuta Republic was the name given by musician and political activist Fela Anikulapo-Kuti to the communal compound that housed his family, band members and recording studio. Fela declared it independent from the Nigerian government after he returned from the United States in 1970. Interestingly, many people do not know the internal workings …

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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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