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Kola Onadipe's 94th Posthumous Birthday Is Today! by lalasticlala(m): 7:49am On Jul 14, 2016
Nathaniel Kolawole Onadipe (14 July 1922 – 4 December 1988), most commonly known as Kola Onadipe, was a Nigerian author best known for his children's books.


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kola_Onadipe

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Re: Kola Onadipe's 94th Posthumous Birthday Is Today! by KingRex1(m): 7:51am On Jul 14, 2016
lalasticlala:



https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kola_Onadipe
Aww I remember him as the author of some books cant remember any of em tho

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Re: Kola Onadipe's 94th Posthumous Birthday Is Today! by oglalasioux(m): 7:57am On Jul 14, 2016
The Boy Slave and the sequel, The Return of Shettima are Kola Onadipe's best works. Read them back in 1994.

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Re: Kola Onadipe's 94th Posthumous Birthday Is Today! by Harvard13(m): 8:35am On Jul 14, 2016
lala is on posthumous form today ohhh
Re: Kola Onadipe's 94th Posthumous Birthday Is Today! by Nobody: 12:48pm On Jul 14, 2016
Lalasticlala why is this post just hitting front page today ... lolz abi na today be the main birthday ni?? undecided undecided

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Re: Kola Onadipe's 94th Posthumous Birthday Is Today! by LordVoldemort(m): 6:17am On Jul 20, 2016
Continue to enjoy in the bossom of the lord

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Re: Kola Onadipe's 94th Posthumous Birthday Is Today! by jazinogold(m): 6:18am On Jul 20, 2016
Who is he? I don't know him!
Re: Kola Onadipe's 94th Posthumous Birthday Is Today! by SIRKAY98(m): 6:18am On Jul 20, 2016
Oooo thas awesome

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Re: Kola Onadipe's 94th Posthumous Birthday Is Today! by Nobody: 6:19am On Jul 20, 2016
Kola onadipe, read some of his works

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Re: Kola Onadipe's 94th Posthumous Birthday Is Today! by veekid(m): 6:20am On Jul 20, 2016
RIP
Re: Kola Onadipe's 94th Posthumous Birthday Is Today! by engreo(m): 6:20am On Jul 20, 2016
HBD sir

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Re: Kola Onadipe's 94th Posthumous Birthday Is Today! by TDonald: 6:27am On Jul 20, 2016
When you don't have any meaningful thing to put on FP... . then this rubbish comes up, how is July 14th yesterday

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Re: Kola Onadipe's 94th Posthumous Birthday Is Today! by scarr: 6:29am On Jul 20, 2016
a whole lala created a thread on the 14th and it's making FP on the 20th.
Is this part of the change or lala finally hit that Oshogbo weed

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Re: Kola Onadipe's 94th Posthumous Birthday Is Today! by luvinhubby(m): 6:33am On Jul 20, 2016
Remembered the boy slave very well, Gatama Boko was Shettima's father.

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Re: Kola Onadipe's 94th Posthumous Birthday Is Today! by Pavore9: 6:45am On Jul 20, 2016
Was a great author. Read many of his books before l even finished primary school. Can't forget The Boy Slave, Call me Michael, The return of Shettima, The adventures of Souza, footprints on the Niger, Sweet mother......l know l made sure l saved money to buy books as a kid because reading was an addiction to me. I just wish our younger ones could read for fun, it makes the mind to float! cheesy

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Re: Kola Onadipe's 94th Posthumous Birthday Is Today! by adekayo1234(m): 6:47am On Jul 20, 2016
i read the boy slave back then in secondary school and it was a beautifully written book....didn't even know he was the author, continue to rest in peace

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Re: Kola Onadipe's 94th Posthumous Birthday Is Today! by funmijoyb(f): 7:03am On Jul 20, 2016
Suger girl was a gud novel

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Re: Kola Onadipe's 94th Posthumous Birthday Is Today! by johnwizey: 7:05am On Jul 20, 2016
Only God knows whoever stole the book 'adventure of souza' i bought with my money written by him.

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Re: Kola Onadipe's 94th Posthumous Birthday Is Today! by naptu2: 7:13am On Jul 20, 2016
Around Nigeria In Thirty Days.

What a fantastic book that was. I still have a copy.

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Re: Kola Onadipe's 94th Posthumous Birthday Is Today! by shegra58: 7:40am On Jul 20, 2016
jazinogold:
Who is he? I don't know him!
probably becos u r part of indomie generation undecided

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Re: Kola Onadipe's 94th Posthumous Birthday Is Today! by StOla: 7:42am On Jul 20, 2016
Kola Onadipe was my first known Nigerian author.

The boy slave. Shettima, Mallam Bature, "business is business" etc are all nostalgic memories of that great book and its sequel.

"The flight from home" also.

Continue RIP Sir.

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Re: Kola Onadipe's 94th Posthumous Birthday Is Today! by jazinogold(m): 7:47am On Jul 20, 2016
shegra58:
probably becos u r part of indomie generation undecided
congrats to u...baba dudu generation

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Re: Kola Onadipe's 94th Posthumous Birthday Is Today! by Orikinla(m): 7:47am On Jul 20, 2016
He was the best Nigerian author of books for children and young adults.
The family and government should launch a literary prize in his memory and also build a library in his honour.

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Re: Kola Onadipe's 94th Posthumous Birthday Is Today! by Kakamorufu(m): 7:53am On Jul 20, 2016
what a great writer, i read sugar girl and koku baboni. Nice stories

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Re: Kola Onadipe's 94th Posthumous Birthday Is Today! by 8BitGee(m): 8:31am On Jul 20, 2016
naptu2:
Around Nigeria In Thirty Days.

What a fantastic book that was. I still have a copy.

This reminds me of Robert Ageh Wellesley Cole's "Kossoh town boy". What a legend. It made me wish Sierra Leone could be part of Nigeria. I could understand their creole formed from pidgin English and Yoruba. I'll visit there and Gambia when next I'm home.

Ah, "weep not, child" too by Ngugi Wa Thiong'o is another great work that resonated with me.

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Re: Kola Onadipe's 94th Posthumous Birthday Is Today! by 8BitGee(m): 8:44am On Jul 20, 2016
Who is Kolawole Nathaniel Onadipe? Spoiler: He is a proud Ijebuman, just like myself wink

Kola Onadipe was born in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun state, Nigeria. He was born into a polygamous family and was the second son of his mother. Onadipe studied Law at the University of London in 1949 and later opened a law firm with his close friend Abraham Adesanya. He had fifteen children, seven boys and eight girls, to whom he dedicated his life and ensured they excelled in achieving acceptable academic status. He died at the age of sixty-six after he suffered a stroke on 4 December 1988. He is buried at his residential home in Ogbogbo, Ijebu-Ode, Nigeria.

He was the Principal of Olu-Iwa College (one of the four major High Schools in Ijebu-Ode in the late 40's, the 50's and early 60's). He was a staunch disciplinarian and kept the school in top level academic and moral flavor. His popular expression was "You go" which meant that if he caught you being a truant, you will be expelled regardless of who your parents might be. He was well respected by the proprietor of the school, Chief Timothy Adeola Odutola.

Boys from all over Nigeria who were admitted to the college became great men under him and went to higher institutions of learning both at home and abroad to become greater leaders and professionals in life. They are too many to mention or list.

Publications

He dedicated most of his lifetime to education and writing books for children. He wrote a number of children's books which include:

>> The adventures of Souza. Ibadan: African Universities Press, 1963. ISBN 0-410-80038-4

>> The boy slave. Lagos: African Universities Press, 1966. OCLC number 623440282

>> Koku Baboni. Ibadan: African Universities Press, 1965. OCLC number 26910639

>> Sugar girl. Nairobi: East African Pub, 1964. OCLC number 731260

>> The magic land of the shadows. Lagos: African University Press, 1970. OCLC number 32497510

>> The forest is our playground. Lagos, Nigeria: Africa Universities Press, 1972. OCLC number 1736920

>> The return of Shettima. Lagos: University Press, 1972. OCLC number 1747640

>> Builders of Africa. Ijebu-Ode, Nigeria: Natona Press, 1980. ISBN 978-178-004-5

>> Footprints on the Niger. Ijebu-Ode, Nigeria: Natona Press, 1980. ISBN 978-178-006-1

>> Sunny boy. Ijebu-Ode: Natona Press, 1980. OCLC number 9633828

>> Sweet mother. Ijebu-Ode [Nigeria]: Natona Press, 1980. ISBN 978-178-001-0

>> Around Nigeria in thirty days. Nigeria:Natona, 1981. ISBN 978-178-027-4

>> Call me Michael. Ijebu-Ode, Nigeria: Natona Press, 1981. ISBN 978-178-017-7

>> Halima must not die : and other plays for schools. Ijebu-Ode: Natona Press, 1981. ISBN 978-178-026-6

>> Happy birthday : queen for a day. Ijebu-Ode, Nigeria: Natona Press, 1982. ISBN 978-178-005-3

>> Mothers-In-Law. 1982

>> The Other Woman. 1982

>> A pot of gold. Ijebu-Ode, Nigeria: Natona Press Publishers, 1984. ISBN 978-178-008-8

>> Beloved daughters. Ijebu-Ode, Nigeria: Natona Press, 1985. ISBN 978-178-022-3

>> The king is naked : and other stories. Ijebu-Ode, Nigeria: Natona Press, 1985. ISBN 978-178-025-8

>> The mysterious twins. Ijebu-Ode: Natona, 1986. OCLC number 633642923

>> Binta : beautiful bride. Ijebu-Ode, Nigeria: Natona Press, 1988. ISBN 978-978-178-041-7

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kola_Onadipe

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Re: Kola Onadipe's 94th Posthumous Birthday Is Today! by sexychocho(f): 9:07am On Jul 20, 2016
Hapi Posthumous Birthday

I remember some of his works like The Gods Are not to blame, wives and mother, without a silver spoon, Sugar girl, Ade our naughty little brother, The concubine cheesy

Haha Kilode
everybody just dey mention d books dey know

Me sef no go gree
Oya now, lemme knw if u nid more of his works tongue


DoorrrrrrrrrrrrrRrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrR cheesy grin grin grin
Re: Kola Onadipe's 94th Posthumous Birthday Is Today! by HCF(m): 11:17am On Jul 20, 2016
The boy slave...Call me Michael...were two of my favourite novels back then...I read them over and over again!!...I feel like reading them again!!#nostalgia smiley
Re: Kola Onadipe's 94th Posthumous Birthday Is Today! by laseni: 2:42pm On Jul 20, 2016
He was a great writer. Read most of his books courtesy of his daughter Oyinda. May his soul continue tobrest in peace.
Re: Kola Onadipe's 94th Posthumous Birthday Is Today! by laseni: 2:43pm On Jul 20, 2016
"To rest in peace".
Re: Kola Onadipe's 94th Posthumous Birthday Is Today! by shegra58: 2:56pm On Jul 20, 2016
jazinogold:
congrats to u...baba dudu generation
sorry to disappoint u I b baba chocolate cheesy

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Re: Kola Onadipe's 94th Posthumous Birthday Is Today! by Ishilove: 6:43pm On Jul 20, 2016
8BitGee:


This reminds me of Robert Ageh Wellesley Cole's "Kossoh town boy". What a legend. It made me wish Sierra Leone could be part of Nigeria. I could understand their creole formed from pidgin English and Yoruba. I'll visit there and Gambia when next I'm home.

Ah, "weep not, child" too by Ngugi Wa Thiong'o is another great work that resonated with me.
O yes, Kossoh Town Boy!! cheesy

I still occasionally curse the fellow who stole it from me angry

I bet if this thread was about boobs, wizkid, Linda Ikeji or sex, it would have reached 10 pages by now. What a shallow generation

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