CHARACTERS IN ‘’LONELY DAYS’’ BY BAYO ADEGBOYEGA.
YAREMI: Ajumobi’s wife, a widow, hard working and suffer humiliation in the hand of tradition. Her marriage with her husband was not all that perfect. She was a beautiful and reliance woman. Her self reliance status made her as object of hatred by lazy men in Kufi’s village.
WOYE: Yaremi’s grandson. He was the son of Segi, Yaremi’s daughter. He lived with Yaremi until he was matured to start school in Olode. He kept Yaremi company and assisted her. The author celebrated his childhood innocence importance of informal home training before the school setting or training.
AJUMOBI: Yaremi late husband, a hunter, died after a brief illness. An ambitious man. He planned to renovate his house and marry second wife. He could not fulfill his manifestoes before he died.
SEGI AND WURA: They were Yaremi’s daughters. Segi is Woye’s mother. Yaremi discussed her fears remarriage with Segi when she visited Kufi village.
ALANI: Yaremi only son who lived in the city. He hardly go to the village having been exposed to the city life. He was a carpenter by profession. He was a contrast between the village and the modern world.
DEDEWE, FAYOYIN AND RADEKE: These were the three other widows in Kufi village. Their experiences reflect the injustice and ill treatment meted out to widows by members of the society.
AYANWALE, OLONODE AND LANWA: They were suitors to Yaremi. Yaremi turned down their proposals when each of them approached her privately. She further rejected them in the public during the picking ceremony.