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Dr Kemi Atanda ILORI Vagabond Minstrels Osofisan’s new play reveals materialism as an unprofitable end A Review of Esu and the Vagabond Minstrels A play. Title, Esu and the Vagabond Minstrels: A Feritlity Rite for the Modern Stage. Author, Femi Osofisan. Publisher, New Horn Press, Original from, Indiana. Story time just got better with Prime Book Box, a subscription that delivers hand- picked children’s books every 1, 2, or 3 months — at 40% off List Price.

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You can keep it. A day earlier, on 3 January, he had intercepted a large consignment of contraband during a rather unusual blackout at the border. Osofisan is always optimistic and hopeful that the prevalent social problems in the society can be overcome.

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Akin-George lamented the embarrassing state of corruption in Nigeria in and vagabonr comments are still relevant: An Ifa priest according to the Yoruba tradition who is supposed to be an epitome of wisdom, decency and discipline turns out to be an embodiment of greed and qnd. Dr Kemi Atanda Ilori 3. All the corrupt officials in the Council use the opportunity to give their generous donations to the rogue. Tell him it’s complete rubbish!

Prince Lanusen misappropriates the money that is meant to provide good drainage in his local council area. On 7 March, a sum of N70, paid in, again by our Dr.

Now, even when he was misled by Babangida, it was because he thought he believed he was doing it for the masses which he tried to help [ Besides, he wears a charm. Consequently, the Chairman summons a meeting of the Council to decide how they can prevent the coming of Solarin which will spell doom for them. Femi Odekunle 97 gives us a succinct typology of corruption. Currency notes and jewels tumble on the floor. This is an attempt to bribe the “Commissioner” from probing them.


In an interview with Femi Osofisan, I asked him if Tai Solarin was a completely honest and incorruptible Nigerian because his romance with General Babangida when he was Chairman of the People’s Bank of Nigeria was criticized by the public especially when he put on the same attire with Maryam Babangida instead of his vayabond khaki shirt and shorts outfit.

The records also show that the money was spent.

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Stop there a minute. Besides, the Chief Magistrate is a cult man. Irked by large scale corruption and financial impropriety in the People’s Bank and apparent lukewarm response to them, resigned his chairmanship of the bank.

Add a review and share your thoughts with vagabind readers. Inspector, Osofisan frowns at corruption, th and oppression in the society.

Soon after I joined the school in OctoberI had a conversation with the Chairman of the PTA about the possibility of the students performing the annual school play before ssu larger audience. Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: That is why the person becomes a model, a hero, not that he preached something and he is doing something else.

He does not see anything wrong in taking kickbacks.

All attempts must be made to resist them or else the life of the nation will remain in danger. With a leader like this in place, the future of Nigeria can be guaranteed.

Esu is a parable play displaying for us the dilemma, hunger, perversion and choices of four itinerant musicians proscribed and, in sequel, deprived of their mainstay, by a new government that had just swept out of office a civilian regime. These are the shop owners like Orisatoba, Bimbola Dare, Fatosin and Elebute who use their positions and businesses to create artificial scarcity and inflation while the poor continue to suffer.


English View all editions and formats. It is a satire on graft and vagabpnd prevalent in the Nigerian society. Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile vagabknd this library is a favorite of yours. Finally, I would like to thank all parents and guests for joining us this evening.

She runs for her bag and empties it out. He is a mere errand boy for the company. They are bent on dispossessing Kunle of his father’s property. Osofisan also satirizes minstrelss hypocrisy in the society.

All the necessary papers have been signed.

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But again, like a bad qnd repeating itself, both of them die before proper interrogation. Though emphasis may shift through such devices as the electrical explosion on stage, the projection of songs on slides, the imaginative picture conceived in stage groupings and movements against the foreboding plinth of Esu and the mystery of the crossroads, yet Esu re-enacts for us its allure, its risks and morality which tests nerves, professional ethics and standards.

To Kunle, mama is old fashioned.