A Feminist Analysis Of Song Texts In Okun Yoruba Marriage Ceremony

A A Joseph

Abstract


The work investigates the feminist aspect of song texts during Okun Yoruba marriage ceremony in Nigeria. Women perceive the ceremony as an avenue to challenge oppression in a patriarchal society. Knowing that economic independence is a means to women liberation from the oppressive mode in such society, they encourage in their songs the need for women to work hard and be self-actualized. The songs are therefore analysed thematically to depict the significance of women in a patriarchal society like Nigeria.

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