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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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 usual khaki shirt and shorts outfit.

All attempts must be made to resist them or else the life of the nation will remain in danger.

Esu and the vagabond minstrels.

He was resigning “for one reason-to arrest the tardiness, possibly the unwillingness to arraign before the court of law, the members of staff minstrelss looted the People’s Bank and made away with millions of naira that was intended for the common man.

The play succeeds because of the style of humour employed by Osofisan. You may have already requested this item. To him, “no one is to take any bribes at all except with specific clearance from me. You saw the beautiful designs. The likes of the Esons must be fished out and brought to book no matter their level of influence and connection in the society.


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Osofisan in a farcical manner presents a group of corrupt and fraudulent local government employees who are paralysed by fear as they await Tai Solarin, the Public Complaints Commissioner. Peterson, those extremely prosperous customers of yours, are arrested in Kano. And I paid you well for kinstrels, damn it! Please re-enter recipient e-mail address es.

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This is what is known in modern Nigerian parlance as the “settlement syndrome”. Besides, he wears a charm. That’s how we came into it. To Lawal, the business of ten percent is the harvest of his long cagabond at work and that is what he is going on. He is in a new world.

Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is teh favorite of yours. This results in the death of Kunle. In Altine’s WrathOsofisan further depicts the issue of gratification or ten percent in the award of contracts. Morountodun, is the new name given to her by her love.

But the list is sufficient for our purpose here. Lawal refuses to accept the ten percent and tells his business associate frankly: Go and bring your Commissioner here to catch me since I see that this is all a conspiracy.

The frequent invocation of his name is symbolic. No one has to live compulsorily by the rules of beasts [ Please enter the message. A playwright, director, actor, poet, fiction writer, critic, translator, and newspaper columnist, he is also an administrator who served, some years ago, as the General Manager and Chief Executive of the National Theatre in Lagos.


Osofisan finds a similarity between the social and political situation in Nigeria and the Imperial Russia at the time when Gogol wrote his play.

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Yet the Doctor says he has no skeleton in his cupboard. In this wise, all but one of the four musicians — Omele — were willing to exploit the misfortunes of their fellow citizens for immediate personal gains.

The era of General Yakubu Gowon which was the period of oil boom made the control of power to be concentrated at the centre. Then you used that one to judge him. Kunle’s father is killed supposedly because of his wealth.

English View all editions and formats Publication: An Ifa priest according to the Yoruba tradition who is supposed to be an epitome of wisdom, decency and discipline mjnstrels out to be an embodiment of greed and dishonesty. Esu and the vagabond minstrels. 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 vagabonx corruption changed rapidly and became a social norm as well as an act of state craft.