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A CONVERSATION WITH DR. BISI ADELEYE-FAYEMI, PART 2

(This is the first of three reports on the interview conducted with Dr. Adeleye-Fayemi on June 27, 2021). For its entire recording, see  https://fb.watch/6oxK6nvXx7/)     Dr. Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi and the Institutionalization of Feminist Power   By Toyin Falola   Contentions have always emerged whenever the concept of feminism pops …

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GENDER MATTER: PROMINENT ACTIVISTS TO SPEAK ON WOMEN AND NIGERIAN POLITICS

By Toyin Falola Since the formation and evolution of humans into a sedentary lifestyle organized into clusters of families, lineages, compounds, and later, nations and nationalities, culture and religion have played integral features as the custodians of human civilizations. This is not to imply that the so-called early humans of …

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A CONVERSATION WITH PRINCE YEMISI SHYLLON, PART 4

Elevating Africa: The Collections in the Yemisi Shyllon Museum of Art By Toyin Falola Africa is often viewed with a degrading lens by other continents, especially by those in the West. This notion is not independent of the slowed development of the continent since the mass independence of African countries …

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A CONVERSATION WITH EBENEZER OBEY-FABIYI, PART 2

The Making of Ebenezer Obey-Fabiyi   Toyin Falola   Ebenezer Obey’s birth story is as iconic as the man himself. For about 20 years, his mother, Abigail Oyindamola, and her first husband could not have a perfect marriage due to their inability to have a child. This led to a …

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“My Stewardship”: Reflections on the Interview with President John Agyekum Kufuor

By Toyin Falola   (***This is a report of the two-hour interview with President John Kufuor. For a complete recording of the interview, visit:   https://youtu.be/XSRghCf0IAQ)       Born John Agyekum Kufuor in Kumasi in 1938, His Excellency John Kufuor is the second-ever democratically elected President of Ghana. Elected in …

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A CONVERSATION WITH SEGUN ODEGBAMI PART 2

Mathematical 7 Goes on Stage: Segun Odegbami, Abeokuta, and the Making of “Ayinla” by Tunde Kelani   Kelani and Odegbami  ABEOKUTA: THE PATH TO “AYINLA” By Toyin Falola     Without Abeokuta, Kelani’s movie on Ayinla Omowura would not have been possible. Segun Odegbami describes the connections thus: Abeokuta provided …

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A CONVERSATION WITH PROFESSOR KENNETH HARROW

PART 1:  A PRODIGOUS CAREER By Toyin Falola   Several intellectuals have dedicated their research studies on Africa and Africans by exploring various African experiences. Not many, however, have concentrated on the exploration of post-colonial African cinematic culture like Kenneth Harrow does with energetic zeal. Harrow has been a Distinguished …

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CONVERSATION WITH TUNDE KELANI

  The Nigerian entertainment industry is dominated by a group of passionate African storytellers with a flair for intellectualism, and Tunde Kelani is not just one of them, but has established himself and his crafts as household names in Nigeria. Born in Lagos State, Nigeria, to Yoruba parents, he was …

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ASSU ignored my counsel not to go on strike, says Prof Falola

Prof Toyin Falola is currently the Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities at the University of Texas at Austin, USA. Before relocating abroad, he taught at the University of Ife, Ile-Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University). Although he has been abroad for decades, Prof Falola still get concerned …

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How to resolve UNILAG crisis, by Prof Falola

Prof Toyin Falola is currently the Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities at the University of Texas at Austin, USA. Before relocating abroad, he taught at the University of Ife, Ile-Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University). In this interview with Olayinka Oyegbile he proffers solution to the crisis …

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