Tuesday, May 28, 2024
THE EPOCH OF ‘ASINNIWAYES’ AND ‘ERO IWORAN’

THE EPOCH OF ‘ASINNIWAYES’ AND ‘ERO IWORAN’

– From Algeria to Zimbabwe, the Deprived Claps, While the Rich Makes Fortune

(From the Archives)

“In Yorubaland, ‘Asinniwaye’ is the individual who followed others to the world. ’Ero-Iworan’ is the crowd that watches, while the actors perform. The ‘actors’ in this instance (politicians, unethical clerics, and elite) make tons of money, doing what they relish, while the ‘Asinniwayes’ and ‘Ero-Iworan’ pay excessive amounts of money (contributions, patronages, taxes, duties, and tolls) to watch, clap, and cheer the parochial displays. The ‘Asinniwayes’ and ‘Ero-Iworan’ (followers, congregants, commonplace men, women, and children) clap themselves sore (and some even pay with their lives) – on the bases of ethnic, regional, religious, and political affiliations they share with the ‘unethical actors.’ Pity the credulous victims, who specialize in weaving the ropes for the hangmen!” – Dele Ajaja.

IMAGE: Hunger in the land of gold.

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