Monday, September 14, 2015

WHY ANAGO JAMES AKEEM OSHO ADDED FOLK STORIES TO HIS BOOK, LEKE LEKE

Anago Osho, The adventurous Story Teller
Anago James Akeem Osho's love for folk Stories began from Childhood. He was fascinated by the creative Stories he heard his paternal grand mother (Mamoo Wuraola Osho) and His father tells him as a Child. The Stories depict picturesque memories of how wonderful Africa was. 


He added Folk Stories to his book because Africans don't tell Stories to their children anymore. Folk Stories are for both Adult and Children. African Folk Stories are to teach lessons and morals. Folk Stories bring families together and it helps the parents to know the mental capacities of their children.

Long time ago in the Americas, some former Slaves, both Male and female who had gained their freedom became known as Apalo. Some became visiting Story tellers. They were going from one Plantation to another and telling African Moonlight Stories to both African and European children. Apalo's were found in Brazil, Cuba, Trinidad and Tobago e.t.c. 

The Reason why Anago James Akeem Osho titled his book ''Leke Leke''


LEKE LEKE Is a Yoruba word for Cattle Egret
Anago's book is divided into four parts: Folk Stories, Poems, Maxims and Adventure pictures.

Anago James Akeem Osho titled his book Leke Leke because of a folk story in the book by that title which teaches that there is a difference between wisdom and understanding. It is possible for a wise man to be poor but a wise person that has understanding can never be poor. 

Understanding is the instrument that is applied to make wealth out of wisdom or one's potential.

 LEKE LEKE Is a Yoruba word for Cattle Egret. The bird, Leke Leke (Cow Egret) is popular in West Africa.