ALAGA IDURO AND ALAGA IJOKOO NUPTIAL PERFORMANCES
THE MUSIC, THE DRAMA
The Alága ìdúróand the Alága ìjókòó are two important people that conduct contemporary Yorùbá traditional wedding ceremonies, known as engagement.They are indispensible personalities in Yoruba traditional marriage ceremonies; they coordinate the proceedings of engagement ceremonies. Music, dance and dramatic displays are prominent features in their performances. They display various body messages and sing various songs to communicate and also mark the different stages of traditional engagements. The article discusses music and dramatic displays in alaga iduro and alaga ijokooYoruba traditional marriage ceremonies. It examines their various dramatic displays at different stages of engagement ceremonies, their roles in educating couples about rightful behavioural traits in marriage.