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YORUBA MUSIC-MAKERS OF YESTERYEARS

YORUBA MUSIC-MAKERS OF YESTERYEARS

– Their Thoughts

ORLANDO OWOH

YORUBA: “Afefe to fe w’ole to k’aso n’iyara; eni wo ti’e s’orun ma sa’fira. Araba tu’ra mu, odo ngb’arere…” – Stephen Oladipupo Owomoyela (Dr. Orlando Owoh,) eminent Nigerian composer, vocalist, guitarist, and social critic.

ENGLISH TRANSLATION BY DELE AJAJA: The wind gust that blows into the room and removes clothes; the person who wears his/her own clothe (and thinks it is safe) should be cautious. Beware, cotton-tree; torrential water is uprooting the grander obeche tree…

IMAGE: The late Stephen Oladipupo Owomoyela (Dr. Orlando Owoh.)

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