Shout Out From a Dapsy Folk



By Tunde Akanni

Arguably, Prof. Biodun Jeyifo, otherwise better known as BJ, has given the utmost visibility to Dapo Olorunyomi’s nickname, Dapsy. That was done in the tribute he wrote to celebrate Olorunyomi’s attainment of six decades on this planet. In the tribute, which also partly celebrated my former teacher, Prof. Dele Layiwola, BJ did not hide what sounds like his distaste for what I choose to reckon with as an established brand. BJ’s exception derives from the similitude of the nickname to such bourgeois concepts as popsy and mumsy, which incidentally Dapsy, being another strong ideologue, should not relate to with comfort. But then the multitude of fans Dapsy has seem to be more generationally linked to the inception of “popsy” and “momsy”.

Interestingly, BJ did well to note that Dapsy, not being a youngster again, has since been…

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