Canada-based Nigerian playwright, Oguntokun is useless

Canada-based Nigerian playwright, Oguntokun is useless

Famend Nigerian playwright and theatre director, Wole Oguntokun, is useless.

Oguntokun, who was additionally a lawyer, handed away on the age of 56 on Wednesday.

The information of his passing was shared by his good friend and movie director, Kayode Peters, on his Instagram web page Thursday afternoon.

The publish learn, “I keep in mind that 12 months. I used to be simply chopping my tooth as an expert theatre director. Your seek for a director in your script introduced you to the College of Lagos and I used to be your apparent selection

“I directed your first-ever efficiency story ‘Who’s Afraid of Wole Soyinka’ at varied theatres together with The celebrated Muson Centre which was graced by the nice @wolesoyinkaofficial himself

“Some months later, we began DBN TV’s first comedy collection ‘Crossworld Blues’ which you produced and I directed.

“You moved to Canada and by no means stopped encouraging me to observe swimsuit. I misplaced a good friend, a thespian all by and thru, a fantastic thoughts, a author so gifted, so cherished. Nigeria simply misplaced considered one of her brightest and bravest

“Is it a coincidence that you simply selected to go away on the day the world celebrated World Theatre Day?

“This hurts so unhealthy Wole. Laspapi, our personal ojojo. I’ll miss you so a lot. Thanks for trusting me along with your work. A very good man is gone. Relaxation properly my good friend, my brother Wole Oguntokun @laspapi”

Born on July 15, 1967, the late Oguntokun served as a board member of Theaturtle, a Canadian theatre firm.

An alumnus of Obafemi Awolowo College, he produced and wrote the TV sitcoms ‘Crossworld Blues’ on DBN TV in 1999 and ‘Residing Free’ on MBI tv in 2002.

Common actor, Ozzy Agu, in a 2016 interview, mentioned that he did some theatre performs with the now-deceased Oguntokun.

He mentioned, “I did one with Wole Oguntokun titled The Purple, which was primarily based on the story of Little Purple Driving Hood.”

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