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Kola Oyewo Celebrates His Birthday Today

Veteran actor, dramatist and university lecturer, Kola Oyewo is 70 years old today.
Born on March 27, 1946 at Oba Ile, a town in Osun State, Oyewo attended Obafemi Awolowo University, where he obtained a certificate in Dramtic Arts, a certificate in Yoruba Oral Literature, before he later received a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Theatre Arts from the same university in 1995. He proceeded to the University of Ibadan, where he received a Master of Arts (M.A.) and doctorate degree (Ph.D) in Drama.
Kola Oyewo began acting as a professional in 1964 after he joined the ‘Oyin Adejobi Theatre Group‘ and the first role he played was Adejare in Orogun Adedigba which was Oyin Adejobi’s autobiography. After he spent 9 years with Oyin Adejobi, he joined the University of Ife theatre, where he worked with the late veteran Dramatist and Scholar, Ola Rotimi. Kola was known for the role he played as ‘Odewale’ in The Gods Are Not to Blame, a drama scripted by Ola Rotimi.
 Kola Oyewo popular movies include Oleku, Saworo Ide, Koseegbe, Sango among others.
In 1996, he joined the services of Obafemi Awolowo University, where he rose to the rank of a senior lecturer before he retired in September 2011. After his retirement from Obafemi Awolowo University, he joined the services of Redeemer’s University, where he headed the department of Dramatic Arts, before moving to Ekiti State University, where he currently teaches.


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