Ayinla Omoruwa: Life And Times Of An Apala Legend

Ayinla Omoruwa: Life And Times Of An Apala Legend

The book plots the graph of Omowura's youth, his musicality, family, the fatality of his early departure and events that led to his death. From...

Author : Adebayo Festus

Genre :Nigerian NonFiction

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The book plots the graph of Omowura's youth, his musicality, family, the fatality of his early departure and events that led to his death. From the lens of family, friends, his songs and relics of people who interfaced with him while alive, a narrative is constructed here about the short life of music and society that Ayinla lived. He was a lay scholar, an ombudsman, autodidact and carrier of the cultural burden of his Yoruba people. Having tasted life in pre and post-colony, the latter being a time when there was beginning to appear noticeable conflicts between traditional life and modernity, Ayinla taught with his music that the latter could only exist if the values of the former are embedded in the it.

Having lived a rough life at youth and now, thrusted to the top of society by fame and cash in his latter life, Ayinla never recovered from the conflict this posed. He didn't really realize  the enormous roles expected of his catapult to the top of high society. This, in part, was responsible for the early tragic exit. All the forgoing and many more engage in this book.