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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He is in a new world.

Apart from individuals and vagablnd agencies, the successive governments in the country have also been accused of legitimizing corruption. The five vagabond minstrels suffer hunger and deprivation because the locusts are in power. Who’s Afraid of Solarin? The Ifa priest agrees to help them to prevent Solarin from coming.

Tai Solarin, because of his dedication vsgabond diligence and commitment was appointed by government as the Public Complaints Commission. Privacy Policy Terms and Conditions. It cannot be done.

Her husband, Chief Ereniyi a gubernatorial candidate is reported to have killed a young innocent boy straight from the Youth Corps Service because he attempts to report the events surrounding the missing lorries containing the seized contraband goods. Osofisan uses the meeting as an occasion to expose the corruption and fraudulent practices of the various arms of the Council as the meeting turns out to be a forum where confessional statements that border on their corrupt acts are revealed at the slightest provocation.


All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Minsttels License. Cancel Forgot your password? Cases of fraud are rife in the financial institutions owing to what G. So I mean, you have to put things in their right proportion and when you say somebody is a model of honesty, model of integrity, it doesn’t mean that hundred ths all his life, twenty four hours, he didn’t make any error, he didn’t tell a lie.

Osofisan, in Sunday Times October 22, describes Nigeria and says: Osofisan exposes the corrupt and hypocritical behaviour of Pastor Suuru, a religious leader, who is expected to lay a good example for others to follow, but who perverts Christianity to acquire material wealth as he indulges in drunkenness, smoking, embezzlement and getting of contracts.

The concern of this paper is, therefore, an intense sociological exploration of Osofisan’s plays that satirize and lampoon the seemingly legalized practice of bribery and corruption in Nigeria.

Esu and the vagabond minstrels.

But they did not succeed. As a social crusader and a member of the society, he extends his creative tentacles to explore, reflect and depict various social vices that are plaguing the Nigerian society. The hospital is not left out.

The locusts had not come to power.

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They thus decide to engage the service of Baba Fawomi, an Ifa Priest. His play Nkrumah-ni, Africa-Ni!

Besides, the Ifa priest drinks greedily. The members are provoked and want to buy off the company from Kunle instead. Find a copy online Exu to this item gateway. Please verify that you are not a robot. Kunle thus concludes arrangement to take over the company.


Esu and the Vagabond Minstrels

Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. Pastor Nebuchadnezzar is overcome by his fear of Solarin because he has embezzled the Church’s money. You can keep it. You’ve singled out one incident in one man’s whole life. So what more do you want of anybody? A Restless Run of Locusts. Who, in any Ministry whatsoever, does he think will accept ten percent indeed!

It concludes with his encomiums on those who have remained resolute and unwavering and his prognosis that the society will become better when such distinguished men and women are emulated and celebrated. It is obvious that no itemization of the techniques of corruption can be completely exhaustive because the practitioners are always evolving new tactics and strategies for their nefarious enterprise. Please re-enter recipient e-mail address es. Graft and corruption have become endemic and insidious in the Nigerian society that governance and leadership have continued to lack integrity and legitimacy.

As soon as he realizes that he is being mistaken for Solarin, he quickly assumes the role of Solarin, the Public Complaints Commissioner. Why are you women always confusing issues?