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Muraina Oyelami

Muraina Oyelami is a prolific painter and is described by many as a poetic painter with a romantic touch. Oyelami’s works are a representation of his experiences, stories, folktales and landscapes. 76 year old Oyelami is known by many as a master painter and by others as a great performing artist. He began his career …

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Sir Samuel Layinka Ayodeji Manuwa (1903–1976)

…the Man Who Invented an Excision Knife to Treat Tropical Ulcers Samuel Olayinka Ayodeji Manuwa CMG, OBE was a pioneering Nigerian surgeon, an Inspector General of Medical Services and a former Chief Medical Adviser to the Federal Government of Nigeria. Oloye Sir Samuel Manuwa was born to the family of Reverend Benjamin Manuwa. He attended …

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Duro Ladipo

Duro Ladipo was an exceptional Yoruba movie producer, who emerged from the postcolonial Africa. Duro, through his plays, contributed immensely to the revival of traditional theatre in Nigeria in the mid-twentieth century. His innovative folk operas incorporate ritual poetry and traditional rhythms performed with indigenous instruments based on Yoruba history. His Writings, solely in the …

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Yanju Adegbite

The story of Broadcasting in Nigeria, especially in the Southwest and to be specific, Oyo State, can never be completed without mentioning Yanju Adegbite Yanju Adegbite was born on the 10th of January 1955 to the family of Mr. Sijuade Adegbite and Mrs Amoke Winfred Adegbite (now Mrs Amoke Winifred Momoh). His father was a …

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