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Lérè Pàímó : a quintessential thespian / Sayò Àlàgbé.

Àlàgbé, Ṣayọ̀ [Browse]
  • Multiple languages
  • English
  • Yoruba
[Nigeria] : Timfred Communication Nigeria Limited, 2016.
xix, 181 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm
Summary note:
"...chronicle[s] [the] life and time of one of the most respected theatre prodig[ies] and a doyen of Nigerian Film Industry who has immensely done the nation proud through his theatric exploit - both locally and Internationally. The book also speaks volume[s] of his indefatigable knacks for professional theatre practice which he vigorously pursued until he assumed high pedestal of honour, fame and recognition. The book in essence encapsulates the biographee's natural endowment talent in inimitable dancing skill, gift of the fitted traditional garbs, deep rooted philosophy of life and intuitive knowledge of Yoruba panegyrics. In precision, this book is insightful, thoughtful, purposeful and necessary reading for the old and young. Most importantly, it would serve as a source of inspiration to many aspiring Nigerian Youths who may want to cut their teeth in professional theatre practice. Equally important, it is good for those who want to be a reference entity in their chosen career."--Publisher description.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
In English and Yoruba.
Introduction -- One man, two ancestries: the pedigree of Eda Onile-ola -- Ikoyi in historical perspective -- The origin -- The warlord in Yorubaland -- The diaspora: a case of Eda -- Back in time: the early days of Eda -- Nuptial bonds -- Feast and laurels -- Eda in the theatre: the accident and the cloud -- Preamble -- The accident -- The clout -- Tutelage under two masters: Oyin Adejobi and Duro Ladjpo -- Preamble -- Under Oyin Adejobi -- Under Duro Ladipo -- Eda: a theatric prodigy -- Other appearances -- Eda: a great philosophic talent -- Eda in gleeful space -- The other side: Eda in the claws of fate -- Thoughts and antidotes: Eda speaks -- Preamble -- On ANTP crisis and future -- On the contemporary movie industry -- On acting, film and video preferences -- On fetish roles -- On incantation and recitation -- On appeasement before acting -- On religion and the acting profession -- On the emergence of the home video -- Impressions and measurements: -- Eda in the judgement of others -- Peter Akinlabi on Eda -- Pastor Mark Debo-Taiwo on Eda -- Chief Ola Omonitan (a.k.a. Ajimajasan) on Eda -- Peter Fatomilola on Eda -- Epilogue.
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  • 9789544936
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