Thursday, 12 January 2017

CELEBRATING ALAAFIN'S 46TH CORONATION ANNIVERSARY

If you are conversant with Yoruba movies, there is no way you won't know ALARAN (who walked about barefooted with his two slippers kept beneath his armpit). His real name is Miftau Adeniyi Oladokun. 


He hailed from Ile-Are Okeona, Sanga, Oyo. He was one of the industrious sons of Oyo Alaafin. Late Alaran was born on 3rd February, 1960, and died on October 14th, 2008. Sadly, he died at the age of 48. His contributions to the development of Theater Art Practitioners Association were enormous. Many Nollywood stars passed under the tutelage of Alaran. The most prominent among them is Ronke Oshodi Oke.

Same thing goes for late Adeoye Akinsoji Oluseyi; who bestrode the theater art practice like a colossus. He was born in Ode Aremo Compound, Oke Afin, Oyo. He lived between June 26, 1970 and Jan 12, 2013. Also, he died at the age of 43. Today marks exactly 4 years he was committed to mother earth. Though, his life span was transient, but he left indelible marks on the lives of his followers. Adeoye trained the ace comedians Sanyeri and Kamilu Kompo of the popular 'Muniru Ati Ambali' home video. 

Therefore, our dear Miftau Oladokun and Adeoye Akinsoji are worthy to be celebrated. 

On the 14th of January, His Imperial Majesty, Kabiyesi, Iku Baba Yeye, The Alaafin of Oyo will be celebrating forty-six (46) years on the throne of his ancestors.

To immortalise the contributions of these two illustrious sons of Oyo Alaafin, I, through the Nigerian Films Corporation and Theater Art Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAPAN), have concluded an arrangement to produce a film in honour of these late film prodigies. 

We are remembering them for their contributions to humanity. We are celebrating the sweet memories of Alaran and Adeoye. We are doing this to show that we care for the families they left behind. Undoubtedly, a day shall come when we will end our earthly journey, as well. We pray someone, somewhere, will remember us for our own contributions to the uplift of humanity. 

Adieu!!!

Date: Saturday, 14th January, 2017.
Venue: Idi-Ogun Hall, Aafin, Oyo.
Time: 1:00 pm

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