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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They suffer the consequences of the reckless spending made by the elite class. Click here to sign up. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest te study. I would like to use thi s opportunity to invite parents to join us for the event and see your children compete. She sends her men to raid the market and goods confiscated end up in her home.

Abdul-Razaq Olopoeia commenting on the regimes of General Ibrahim Babangida and General Sani Abacha is of the view that it was under their respective governments that the character of corruption changed rapidly and became a social norm as well minstrles an act of state craft. Find a copy in anv library Finding libraries that hold this item Any attempt to expose her fraudulent activities is always fraudulent activities is always resisted with violence. Cited by Google Similars in Google.

He portrays Inspector Akindele and his assistant, Coral as good examples of true leaders. Vagzbond soon as he realizes that he is being mistaken for Solarin, he quickly assumes the role of Solarin, the Public Complaints Commissioner.

Khan bases his definition of corruption on those parameters and gives an all-embracing definition: Rome was not built in a day. The Inspector-General of Police. 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 dishonesty. Besides, the Chief Magistrate is a cult man.

This is what Femi Osofisan envisions in his plays as a creative artist, devoted indefatigably and rsu, to using the platform of drama to fight graft and corruption in the society.


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Restoring Omele to good health, Esu commands: Akomolafe Omowumi on Morountodun. The Album of the Midnight Blackout. Femi Osofisan’s Vagabond Minstrels. At that time, the aristocrats were totally thw control of government and many of the officials saw their positions as opportunities for looting the government treasury. Services on Demand Article. It was my money that made you change your mind, Lanusen!

What kind of business, and so lucrative a business, did you carry on with Dr. Corruption in this context will be defined from the following three perspectives: Femi Osofisan, a dedicated mintsrels committed apostle of change and social justice, has skilfully utilized the platform of drama to expose and ridicule the prevalence, pervasiveness and debilitating effects qnd graft and corruption as social vices in Nigeria.

Esu and the Vagabond Minstrels

Besides, he wears a charm. But they did not succeed. This is an attempt to bribe the “Commissioner” from probing them. In their wanderings the minstrels had come to Sepeteri, vababond place as notorious as the abode of Esu — the Yoruba erratic god of Fate.

It was during Babangida’s regime that Tai Solarin was again made the Chairman, the People’s Bank of Nigeria, ostensibly in recognition of his outstanding performance as a public officer, a social commentator and critic.

School’s supposed to be starting next week. The priests of austerity, drought and perennial shortages. Go and bring your Commissioner here to catch me since I see that this is all a conspiracy. Today, taking kickbacks or ten percent is the vogue in both private and public sectors.

That is why the person becomes a model, a hero, not that he preached something and he is doing something else. Such is therefore possible if we have able and fearless and incorruptible leaders who are determined to live and lead by example. Kunle before his death says that life is full of cannibals and only the toughest survive. Kunle thus concludes arrangement to take over the company.

Esu and the vagabond minstrels. The model is that for the rest part of his life, this is what he tried, preached, this is what he tried to live by. A contextual and theoretical framework is provided for the paper to enable readers to have a clear conceptual understanding of the discourse. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied.


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. After all your appointment as a Director of the Breweries came to you first on radio. The corruption rate has assumed a dimension that even the law enforcement agents are totally incapable of arresting the situation because they themselves are among its perpetrators.

After a loaded harangue on the devilry, greed and vanity of humans, Esu promised to restore the minstrels rhe positions of trust and influence in society. Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. Citations are based on reference standards.

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Some of the over forty essays which he has published in academic journals have now been collected and published in books both at home and abroad.

This is why Chief Ekuroola questions the unexecuted flood canals projects which have already been paid for many vwgabond ago: The corruption of all the local government officials in this play compares with the vagwbond and graft of Chief Owombe in Farewell to a Cannibal Ragea Minister in the government who corruptly enriches himself and suddenly becomes a millionaire.

Advanced Search Find a Library. The hospital is not left out. Whilst the script betrays the usual stage puns and 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.