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Kola Onadipe's 98th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by lalasticlala(m): 8:16am On Jul 14, 2020
Kola Onadipe Turns 98 Today.

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.

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 was 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 1940s, the 1950s and early 1960s). He was a staunch disciplinarian and kept the school in top level academic and moral flavour. 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.

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

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Re: Kola Onadipe's 98th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by PureGoldh(m): 8:18am On Jul 14, 2020
Life well spent

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Re: Kola Onadipe's 98th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by Nobody: 8:22am On Jul 14, 2020
sad

HBD
Re: Kola Onadipe's 98th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by kleverley(m): 8:33am On Jul 14, 2020
He really did well. His stories made me cry as a kid especially ''Sugar girl''

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Re: Kola Onadipe's 98th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by tot(f): 8:37am On Jul 14, 2020
Great author.

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Re: Kola Onadipe's 98th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by paulolee(m): 8:37am On Jul 14, 2020
nice . happy birthday sir
really enjoyed reading his books especially dt sugar girl dt ralia ppayed the lead role..
wish u more fruitful years ahead...AGE WIT GRACE SiR
Re: Kola Onadipe's 98th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by Onyeedum(m): 8:37am On Jul 14, 2020
Kola Onadipe, one of the best children's books author.

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Re: Kola Onadipe's 98th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by Openbusiness3: 8:38am On Jul 14, 2020
shocked this is super. Those were the days we had honest hard-working men that were CONTENT with the fruits of their labor. Not the ones that are looting billions of our collective wealth per year and are still not satisfied

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Re: Kola Onadipe's 98th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by NewDelhi(m): 8:38am On Jul 14, 2020
So?
Re: Kola Onadipe's 98th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by SUCKCESSFUL: 8:38am On Jul 14, 2020
Something worth remembering

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Re: Kola Onadipe's 98th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by ZiriMane(m): 8:39am On Jul 14, 2020
I just remembered when boys where learning to read that year. Mrs Adaka no go let person rest if you do mistake forget that book for house. Well I no see any sugar inside the book then ( because of Mrs Adaka of course), but sugar girl and Mrs Adaka helped me to learn to read perfectly!
Rip continua sir Kola!

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Re: Kola Onadipe's 98th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by Rashduct4luv(m): 8:39am On Jul 14, 2020
He who had died has died! Of what use is all this post humous b'day?

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Re: Kola Onadipe's 98th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by Mowsid(m): 8:39am On Jul 14, 2020
Ralia the Sugar girl was my favourite

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Re: Kola Onadipe's 98th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by judetov2(m): 8:39am On Jul 14, 2020
sugar girl, I read that book in primary 4, sweet book... happy birthday huh...do have a maximum amount of fun.

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Re: Kola Onadipe's 98th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by Lotiababe(f): 8:40am On Jul 14, 2020
Lovely stories back then.... Exp The sugar girl

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Re: Kola Onadipe's 98th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by Pavore9: 8:40am On Jul 14, 2020
The adventures of Souza, The return of Shettima, Call me Michael (opened my mind as a child on the pains kids raised by their mean stepmothers go through) Halima must not die etc He wrote some of the books that spurred my childhood imaginations.

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Re: Kola Onadipe's 98th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by lucky4west: 8:41am On Jul 14, 2020
i really enjoyed those books way back...cheers sir...rest on
Re: Kola Onadipe's 98th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by leeikem(m): 8:41am On Jul 14, 2020
Sugar Girl....

I was flogged by my teacher when we couldn't raise money to buy that book. its a must buy
Re: Kola Onadipe's 98th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by femmyapson(m): 8:41am On Jul 14, 2020
Not even remembrance of the day he died but marking the dead birthday..is this not craziness?
Re: Kola Onadipe's 98th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by Lolo24: 8:42am On Jul 14, 2020
Ralia Ralia her mother called!
Keep resting sir

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Re: Kola Onadipe's 98th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by shugaboy6102(m): 8:42am On Jul 14, 2020
Wow he wrote ralia the sugar girl. A legend indeed.

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Re: Kola Onadipe's 98th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by Amotekun777: 8:43am On Jul 14, 2020
I love Sugar Girl. Continue to R.I.P, Sir! embarassed

God bless my childhood... I'm feeling so nostalgic right now. embarassed

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Re: Kola Onadipe's 98th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by tunary(m): 8:43am On Jul 14, 2020
Sugar girl made the story book sweet but Ayawa the wicked old woman made it bitter

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Re: Kola Onadipe's 98th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by Nobody: 8:45am On Jul 14, 2020
sugar girl ralia lol lol lol

this book always scares me

ralia went away with the bird

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Re: Kola Onadipe's 98th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by money121(m): 8:47am On Jul 14, 2020
Ok
Re: Kola Onadipe's 98th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by maggilove(f): 8:48am On Jul 14, 2020
judetov2:
sugar girl, I read that book in primary 4, sweet book... happy birthday huh...do have a maximum amount of fun.
did you see post humous there at all? Well he can have fun in his grave.
paulolee:
nice . happy birthday ma..
really enjoyed reading his books especially dt sugar girl dt ralia ppayed the lead role..
wish u more fruitful years ahead...AGE WIT GRACE MA..
He is a MAN and he's dead please read well before commenting.

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Re: Kola Onadipe's 98th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by OmoDavido(m): 8:48am On Jul 14, 2020
Very cool books

Re: Kola Onadipe's 98th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by SocialJustice: 8:48am On Jul 14, 2020
Sugar girl. Ralia and the old hag.
Re: Kola Onadipe's 98th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by seguno2: 8:50am On Jul 14, 2020
NewDelhi:
So?

........... remain with your phobia for education, but don’t discourage people who want to read and expand their world view.
Is that something that you can understand and process

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