Aiye Ko Ooto is the pen name of a U.S.-based Nigerian poet, playwright, and philosopher also known as Cash Oladele, who says he is at a crossroads between mortals and gods
19 Apr 2020
What is the sum of a man’s life? Is it as described by D. O. Fagunwa, that all life is misery dictated by misfortune? Or is it a series of independent wilful actions that positively affect other people in many delightful ways?
18 Aug 2019
The celebrations of the 85th birthday of Prof. Wole Soyinka have not ended. Certainly not. Only last week, Akure was canonised with literary activities, as eggheads converged on the Sunshine State for the second international conference on Daniel Olorunfẹmi Fagunwa.
24 Jul 2019
Arrangements have reached conclusive stages for the Wọlé Ṣóyínká, D. O. Fágúnwà international conference.The conference, organised by Fagunwa Study Group (FSG), is partly sponsored by the Ondo State government.
9 Jun 2019
Irele insists that “it would be a grave error to dismiss his works as simple fantasies, or more seriously, as naïve childish productions” since in Fagunwa’s works one can easily see “maturity of expressions and of visions...
26 May 2019
Whenever the full history of the Nigerian literature is written, Daniel Olorunfemi Fagunwa (popularly known as D.O. Fagunwa), the Yoruba language novelist, would certainly occupy his rightful place as one of its pioneers. Although literate in the English language, Fagunwa chose to put his indigenous language in the limelight by employing it in the writing…
28 Apr 2019
The committed playwright usually burdens himself with the task of social engineering. From the shortest piece of expression to the compound-complex treatise, the playwright cannot but relate with the realities of his society.
20 Aug 2017
It has been sobering reading Adiitu Olodumare by D.O. Fagunwa again. The title of Fagunwa’s last novel is the name of the central character. As far as Fagunwa was concerned it was not to be his last novel.
30 Jul 2017
“Everything about our own culture is being suppressed nowadays, blacked out systematically from the children’s consciousness, including the ability to communicate in our mother tongues.
30 Jul 2017
The success of the artist – Yoruba artist particularly – is best gauged by how he mediates culture through his art and how the instances of such mediation become artefact and are themselves set as culture.
9 Jul 2017
Arthouse Gets Better With Its Residency With exhibitions, studio visits and even workshops involving artists currently in residence, Arthouse Foundation has gotten a lot better in maximising the value of its residency. The charity arm of the auction house Arthouse Contemporary, is doing far more with and for Kadara Enyeasi and Thierry Oussu, its current…