Funke Treasure releases 3rd edition of childhood memoir

by Araayo Akande

Broadcast journalist, Anike-ade Funke Treasure, today released the third edition of her childhood memoir, ‘Memories of Grandma’

The memoir was first released in 2013 and later presented in Ibadan and Lagos in 2015.

What distinguishes the latest edition, according to the author, is a workbook and soundtrack album.

She said, “The workbook offers a platform for children and adults, to grasp the basic concepts in our indigenous culture including our belief system, proverbs, sayings and how to use them. There are teacher-pupil as well as parent-child interactions in the workbook, this is to ensure that the right conversations are being had around the book and about our identity as a people.

“Hopefully, this should foster interactions between the old and new generations in Yoruba land.

The soundtrack album contains folksongs and chants from the memoir.”

The former General Manager, Radio One, added that the soundtrack to the book was conceived as “an exciting avenue for children to relive the folktales in the book and make the morals of the story stick with them.”

Three tracks were released alongside the book, while the full album will be unveiled in 2021. Artists including performance poet, Akeem Lasisi, singers Edaoto and guitarist, Kent Oxygen, as well as songstress, Kayefi are featured on the album.

Others artists in Nigeria and the Diaspora who lent their voices to the soundtrack will be unveiled with the full album.

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