Where Sir Victor Olaiya found inspiration for the song, ‘Omo Pupa o, Omo pupa ne mife…

In the 60s competition for admission into the few available colleges was stiff and keen apart from the fact that many could not afford the school fees. Many brilliant students who could not make the cut or afford the fees, opted for educational institutions abroad. This category of students returned home and gave the impression that they lived as kings while abroad. Sir Victor Olaiya then penned the lines of his famous song, which reflected the trend at the time, which when translated, says that a young Nigerian had promised his pretty light complexioned girlfriend that he would send her a travel ticket to London as soon as he arrived London himself.

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