Binta A. Sulyman


Ilorin as one of the historical cities in Nigeria and the capital city of Kwara State, which is located in the North Central part of Nigeria have various prominent people from different walks of life. These important members of the Ilorin society are doing well and are contributing not only to its history and glory but progress of Nigeria. This paper specifically aims to discuss the works and achievements of a prominent son of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Bello (Alias DAN BOY of Ilorin), especially his activities and contributions as a publicist. Using the qualitative analytical method to analyse primary data collected through personal interview, the paper explores the efforts of Alhaji Dan Boy as a private advertiser and promoter of events, notably in sports, within and beyond Ilorin Metropolis. By means of the secondary data which include relevant academic and research materials, books, journals, newspapers, archival materials, workshop and seminar papers, as well as sources from the Internet, the paper, from the onset, gives account of the holistic details about Kwara State focusing on its geographical space, ethnic composition and other socio-economic details. The paper conclusively establishes the importance of recognizing the efforts and contributions of private individuals to publicity towards the development of their immediate society.


Private Publicity, Dan Boy, Ilorin, Kwara State, Sports.

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