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A commemorative book to mark the 60th birthday anniversary of the geologist-culture advocate released on May 17, 2020

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Dissecting the interventions of
in the enterprise of
Culture Production
Art Advocacy
In honour of his 60th Birthday anniversary, May 17, 2020
Sola Adeyemi & Jahman Anikulapo (Eds)
Preface by Professor Niyi Osundare
Introduction by Ben Tomolo­­ju

The tributes in this Book of Honour  are a testimony  not only to Toyin Akinosho but to the rarity of the initiative and bounty of possibilities that he so remarkably embodies. Artistic creativity  dies when it is deprived of regenerative-critical response. Culture congeals, then atrophies when it lacks the push-and-pull that comes with constant appreciation and that interrogative engagement that is its enabling cohort. What Akinosho and the CORA clan (plus all the CORA ‘subsidiaries’) have  done in the past 30 years is to keep reminding our philistine nation that culture matters. And that culture matters vitally, urgently – beyond the pretensions of hastily organized ‘national cultural festivals’ and their shoddy but expensive jamborees.                                                                         — NIYI OSUNDARE

By the testaments harvested from 52 witnesses, the essential Toyin is projected in a kaleidoscopic light as a phenomenal arbiter in the cultural life of Nigerians and non-Nigerians alike, a cosmopolitan entity and great influencer in critical and creative enterprises. Poblishaaaa…. contains crisp, exciting narratives about the one whom one may choose randomly to refer to as ‘the celebrant’ because of the major objective of this publication. Toyin’s role in the mix of what T.S. Eliot refers to as creative and critical labour has been deservedly projected on a high pedestal by discerning minds in Poblishaaaa…. which is an exceptional book in  historicity and analysis of the practicality of Nigeria’s cultural development process.                                                                                                                                 — BEN TOMOLOJU

TA, Toyin, CORAman, Egbon, Moses Aremu, Critic, Oilman, the Renaissance Man, Map Reader, Poblisha… so many labels, bynames and soubriquet, but none describes Toyin Akinosho better than the differences he has made in the lives of many people – friends, colleagues, associates, sidemen, Nigerians, non-Nigerians. This is apparent in the many tributes and words of gratitude and admiration in this florilegium put together for his 60th birthday. As stated by the Nigerian award-winning poet and academic Niyi Osundare, Akinosho embodies Education. Enlightenment. Empowerment. He is, in the words of Akin Adesokan, The Prime One. The One whose influence on all is indescribable. The One who makes others paramount before self. The Poblisha whose achievements are of such magnitude that this book only manages to capture a fleeting part of it. But it still provides a glimpse into the life of Toyin Akinosho.                                                                                                                                                                                                    — SOLA ADEYEMI


Ahmed Gafar
Ahmed Yerima
Akeem Lasisi
Akin Adesokan
Akinwale Onipede
Ayo Arigbabu
Bayo Olupohunda
Chuks Nwanne
Chris Paul Otaigbe                                                            
Deji Toye
Edmond Emuesiri Enaibe
Femi ‘Diran Ipaiye
Femi Odugbemi
Feyi Adelakun
Francis Onwochei
Foluso Ogunsan, Jnr
Jumoke  Verissimo
Jerry Buhari
Ken Egbas
Kenni Ekundayo
Kingdom Arigo
Kunle Ajibade
Lookman Sanusi
Mahmoud Ali-Balogun
Murtala Sule
Muyiwa Osifuye
Nduka Otiono
Obi Nwakanma
Ogaga Ifowodo
Ola Adams
Olatunji Sotimirin?
Olayiwola Adeniji
Olu Amoda
Olusola Ogunfuwa
Onyeka Nwelue
Paul Kelechi
Sanya Osha
Samuel Oriakhi Osaze
Segun Adefila
Seun Olakotan
Steve Ayorinde
Sewedo Nupowaku
Sola Alamutu
Tade Ipadeola
Toni Kan
Tunde Lanipekun
Tunde Kelani
Tunji Azeez
Tunji Lardner
Uzor Maxim Uzoatu
Wale ‘Goggles’ Odewale
Yomi Layinka