Sunday Joseph Ayodabo

Sunday Joseph Ayodabo
Elizade University · English

Master of Arts

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Children’s literature conveys the cultural and indigenous artistic experiences of the people to whom it is attributed. Earlier studies on modern Nigerian children’s literature focuses mainly on the representation of moral etiquette with little attention to gender. The twin theme of culture and masculinity has not been paid close attention to by sch...
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Tunde Kelani, a prominent Nigerian cinematographer who has come to the limelight since 1982, has nineteen (19) films among several collaborations, which underscore the Nigerian leadership question and national transformation. Scholarly reviews on Kelani exclusively focus on cultural aesthetics, storytelling narratives, political themes, didactics,...
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In Nigeria, the emerging field of masculinity continues to stimulate intellectual discussions, especially in the areas of literature, youth culture and oral literature. Despite this scholarly progress, there is a dearth of literature on the intersection between masculinity and film. The paper investigates how masculinity and power blocs are represe...
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Tunde Kelani, director. Akinwumi Isola and the Rest of Us. 2017. 18 minutes. English and Yoruba, with English Subtitles. Mainframe Film and Television Production. No Price Reported. - Volume 62 Issue 3 - Babatunde Onikoyi, Sunday Ayodabo
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From immemorial, marriage has been regarded as the union of a man and a woman to live together for love, procreation and social acceptance (The Bible-Genesis 2:14, Ephesians 5:33, The Quran-2:187, 30:21). In the African world, especially among Nigerians, this is not different. Contemporary Nigerian marriage ceremonies, the subject of this paper, re...
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This essay attempts a critical reading of two third-generation Nigerian novels – Imagine This by Sade Adeniran and Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. In these texts, the writers weave past and personal traumatic history with fiction. Adichie documents the violence inflicted upon the Igbo people in Nigeria in the 1967-1970 war while A...
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Ola Rotimi's Kurunmi has generally been classified as a tragedy, historical play, postcolonial text, satire etc. Such general classifications have limited the analyses of the play to thematic thoughts such as cultural clash, postcolonial disillusionment, and its understanding as an emblem of the Greek dramatic tradition. For this reason, this paper...
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This treatise explores Tunde Kelani’s movie Saworide (1999), with a view to examining the functions of proverbs in movie production. A textual analysis of some selected proverbs in the movie was carried out to demonstrate the implications of this phenomenon in an attempt by the producer to project the themes of political legitimacy, accountability...
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Literary perception of the treatments of disability changed in Africa during the last century. While medical professionals have developed better understanding of and treatments for physical illness, many areas of fear and ignorance however remain. Many literary texts and works written on this theme are attempts to humanize those afflicted by the il...
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The study is a stylistic analysis of Ahmed Yerima‟s The Lottery Ticket. Like other contemporary Nigerian dramatists, Yerima is engaged in the quest for suitable forms with which the Nigerian experience can be transmitted through drama. We examine the stylistic features in the Play. We mainly hinge on the Communicative Model of stylistic theory for...

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I am working on this with another researcher. This is what the abstract looks like. From immemorial, marriage has been regarded as the union of a man and a woman to live together for love, procreation and social acceptance (The Bible - Genesis 2:14, Ephesians 5:33, The Quran - 2:187, 30:21). In the African world, especially among Nigerians, this is not different. Contemporary Nigerian marriage ceremonies, the subject of this paper, reflect a link between tradition and modernity. The process demands the new couple have enough finance to marry and to see them through life the many months after the marriage ceremonies. Steps involved in the marriage process are many and daunting. Each involves huge sums of finance: Initial Introduction of the two families; Engagement (Traditional Marriage); Registry (Court Marriage); Church (Christian/White) Marriage / Mosque (Islamic / Nikkah) Marriage; and Reception (for refreshment) amongst others. This paper contends that the financial implications involved are so enormous that young men are dilly-dallying over getting married. This situation is worsened by economic situations in the country. Many eligible and willing men are unemployed despite their academic qualifications. Therefore, many young unmarried females are wasting away. It is averred that the most effects are felt immediately after the marriage ceremony in the lives of the couples. Using the descriptive analysis, this paper examines the issue in view of the socio-economic and marital problems posed by this situation (at the pre and post marriage positions). This paper submits that changes must start to occur to make the Nigerian marriage process and marital life more welcoming, affordable, and attractive to the to-be-wedded and the newly-wedded.