By: Olaseni Olabisi

Over the years, philogyny and socialization were believed to be an integral aspect of African culture which includes include Songs (Apala, Fuji, Rege,etc) Traditional African drama ( Alarinjo, Eegun Alaare) folkloric traditions with divers effect and most importantly, philogyny.

Socialization plays a significant role as the African view it as part of Thier tradition, hence a part of Thier life. However, critiquing Tunde Kelani’s “AYINLA” will inherently discuss the impact of Song Socialization in the African Community with focus on its esthetics, impact and contributions.

The truth that ethical problem has often been the bane of any society cannot be disputed. This Critique looked at Philogyny and Over-Socialization as one of the problem of ethical reorientation in the movie AYINLA.

The unspoken point that Philogyny and over socialization is the the cause of Ayinla’s downfall actually subsumes an array of underlying beliefs, depending on how and why it motivates men to step back when it comes to the comprehensive inclusion of women in game.

Kelani’s movie “AYINLA” discuss on how the love of women (Philogyny) in Ayinla’s Personae contributed to his death, and as a result, His manager, Bayewu, stabbed him on the head. Ayinla’s character is portrayed as an eponymous one bacause he was representing the life story of Ayinla Aniwura, a long time musician in Ogun State, Nigeria.

The movie describes how women flocks around Ayinla during the rise of his musical career which inturn create a sudden dismise for his rising talent.
His Numerous wives and concubine became his center of attention and attraction coupled with his excessive love for drinking and smoking.

Would you say this is the expected norm for a known and classical musician like him? Do you think the European intrusion into his musical career was a detriment for him? Or would you conclude fate has a hand the flaw of Ayinla?

Olabisi Olaseni