Content Analysis of Niyi Osundare’s THE LEADER AND THE LED

March 31, 2021 Ridwan Adédèjì 8

Professor Niyi Osundare is a popular Nigerian poet known for his simplicity, apt imageries and powerful use of symbolisms in his poems. This particular poem, through the use of symbolisms, explores the topical issue of leadership. In “The Leader and the Led”, Osundare foregrounds the prerequisites for holding a leadership position.