This is the final part of the movie Saworoide which we saw in class today. It’s been long since I saw this movie, and this last part just reminded me of the genius of the award-winning director Tunde Kelani in weaving a very traditional story of culture and responsibility into current political situations in Nigeria at the time. When it came out, it was one of the first breaths of fresh air of political art in the newly democratized Nigeria. Even for its time, it was a bold political statement. No wonder it is still a favourite till today.
I particularly liked the epilogue, featuring the ending song, and the way the actor Chief Faleti sang it: Ọrọ lẹyẹ ngbọ o, ẹyẹ kò déde bà lórùlé o... Priceless ending!