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A CONVERSATION WITH HIS IMPERIAL MAJESTY, OBA (Dr.) V.A. KILADEJO, PART 3

  THE POWER OF ORAL TRADITION: OBA KILADEJO ON THE ROLE OF WOMEN IN ONDO HISTORY     By Toyin Falola Introduction   As always, the Toyin Falola Interviews is a forum for intellectual debate and conversation on issues concerning African society and worldview. This intellectual debate was brought to …

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A CONVERSATION WITH HIS IMPERIAL MAJESTY, OBA (Dr.) V.A. KILADEJO, PART 2

(This is the first report on the interview with His Imperial Majesty, Kabiyesi Alayeluwa of the Ondo Kingdom, Dr. Victor Adesimbo Kiladejo, on July 25, 2021. With the number of views now over 100,000 on eight platforms, there is a clear demonstration of city loyalty.)   ON THE ORIGIN OF …

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The Aesthetics of Performance and Orality in Na’Allah’s Dadakuada

By Toyin Falola The aesthetics of performance as a dynamic process has proven its ability to create, re-create, reflect, refract, and re-present the sociocultural identities of the society. It cannot be detached from society because it concerns itself with the politics and other realities inside or within societies. It is …

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Buhari Cracks Stubborn Projects And It’s Just The Beginning

BUHARI CRACKS STUBBORN PROJECTS. AND IT’S JUST THE BEGINNING By FEMI ADESINA How did you feel watching Works and Housing Minister, Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN, inspecting the just completed multi-million dollars bridge at Ikom, Cross River State, early this week? Any person of goodwill, not overtaken by bile and ill …

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A CONVERSATION WITH PROF. CARLSON ANYANGWE, PART 5 of 5

(This is the final report on the interview on “The War in the Cameroons” on July 18, 2021. With the number of views now over 40,000 on seven platforms, it is clear that this issue is of great interest to many people. For its entire recording, see  https://fb.watch/v/1Xu7uYhue/  or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzK81pf3F0A) …

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Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah’s Seriya and the Aesthetics of Socialist Realism

By Toyin Falola Since its inception, the works of literature that have emanated from the African scenery have been known to be art for life’s sake (utilitarian function), antithetical to some other literatures from the West. Generally, African artists, sculptors, painters, and even orators venture and aspire to project the …

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Africa: Devastating moments for us all

By Toyin Falola   For anyone conversant with the African narrative, be they students of African history, representatives of foreign interests, news/information enthusiasts, or Africans themselves who have lived this experience, it is no secret that the continent has been a theatre for the expression of great human suffering. Africa, …

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I welcome return of stolen African Arts, says Prof Abiodun

Rowland Abiodun is John C. Newton Professor of Art, the History of Art, and Black Studies at Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA. He is the author of Yoruba Art and Language: Seeking the African in African Art (2014), What Follows Six Is More than Seven: Understanding African Art (1995); co-author …

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Bandits bring down Nigerian Air Force jet

A Nigerian Airforce alpha jet aircraft, has been shot down by bandits. The aircraft is one of those used for attacks against armed men. It was said to have been brought down in Zamfara State, while “under intense enemy fire.” The Nigerian Air Force confirmed the crash in a statement …

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A CONVERSATION WITH HIS IMPERIAL MAJESTY, OBA (Dr.) V.A. KILADEJO

Kabiyesi Alayeluwa, Dr. Victor Adesimbo Kiladejo: The exceptional King of Ondo Kingdom  By Toyin Falola       Since time immemorial, wonderful things have been spoken about people who have excelled in different areas of life. Although some observant individuals might have noticed that this set of people has reduced …

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