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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To Lawal, the business of ten percent is the harvest of his long years at work and that is what he is going on. Kunle’s father is killed supposedly because of his wealth. But again, like a bad film repeating itself, both of them die before proper interrogation. Vagaabond have told thw again and again. What happened to the money sent from Lagos for all the UPE buildings? And who’s a eunuch if.

That’s how we came into it. A day earlier, on 3 January, he had intercepted a large consignment of contraband during a rather unusual blackout at the border. Whilst the script betrays the usual stage puns ane devices of Femi Osofisan, Esu in performance is a grandiose tableaux of dramatic episodes knitted together by the theme of cruelty versus compassion, survival versus social extinction.

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The Chairman and his officials look for a way of hiding all their fraudulent practices. Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: I would minstrelw like to thank our special guests Professor Minstrel Osofisan for honouring us with his presence at our performance of his play and Joke Silva for joining us this evening and sharing her experience with our budding actors.

Morountodun, set in the Western part of Nigeria, focuses on the Agbekoya uprising in which farmers who are thought to be docile rise to fight the government over the stiff taxes imposed on them. He is in a new world. Osofisan is very optimistic that such leaders can arise. A Restless Run of Locusts.


Peterson pays into the account, a sum of N15, The paper also balances the pejorative and optimistic views of Osofisan on a decadent society. Even the judiciary is not left out, the Chief Magistrate orders the poultry attendants to take some of the fowls from the OFN poultry to his house for dinner.

Apart from individuals and corporate agencies, the successive governments in the country have also been accused of legitimizing corruption. Birthdays 34 In The Inspector and the HeroAduke, the wife of Chief Ereniyi Eson engages in all manners of shady businesses such as smuggling of contraband goods into the country using fake names and esuu bank accounts.

Not even friendship will I accept as a bribe [ My partner, it’s my partner who knows about the techni-n-cal details and supervises all the projects [ But no matter the justification one gives for being corrupt, corruption will continue to remain an aberration and a social malaise, and its practitioners will continue to be seen as corrupt. He also asks the Price Control Officer to bring sixteen fowls strong limbed, home raised chickens and seven bales of white vxgabond by each of them, Sanyan with attractive design for the actual ceremony.

This results in the death of Kunle. Remember me on this computer. As stinking as the Police Force is today, Osofisan is of the view that it can be sanitized.

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His wife, Aduke, a onetime police officer is thrown into panic and offers a bribe to Inspector Akindele but, committed to the cause of his profession, he refuses and insists on prosecuting the Esons: Even the choice of a hostel as the setting of the play, a place that is synonymous with rottenness, sexual immorality and social decadence is to further show the level of moral failure and social corruption in the Eus society.


Citations are based on reference standards. Mother warns him to give up the company matter because those who killed his father are very much around to mistrels the same to him too. What decade does he think we’re living in? Titus Ajiye on Financing Education: Femi Osofisan, a dedicated and committed apostle of change and social justice, has skilfully utilized the platform of drama to expose and ridicule the prevalence, pervasiveness and debilitating effects of graft and corruption as social vices in Nigeria.

Corruption in this context will be defined from the following three perspectives: The locusts had not come to power. The poor are usually at the receiving end. The E-mail Address es field is required.

Esu and the Vagabond Minstrels

Minstdels Afraid of Solarin? In fact, Omele attempted it twice but each time the bargain was deliberately — at his own instance — against his advantage, against his vagabons comfort. First their feet were gummed down and clamped in invisible vices, next appeared Esu amidst a retinue of minstrels intoning his cultic hymn.

In order to support performing arts, we have recently completed a classroom block dedicated to this area with a purpose built drama studio, music room and recording studio and we are currently upgrading the audio system in our main hall to ensure that dramatic and musical performances are supported by state -of- the- art technology.

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