Saturday 17 February 2018

Prof Akinwunmi Isola (1939 -2018)

Prof Akinwunmi Isola
Another Nigerian playwright icon, Prof Akinwunmi Isola died today, just about eight months after the country lost Adebayo Faleti.
  A source close to Isola's family said said the playwright had been "battling with illness for quite a while."
One of his works adapted for film of the same title, O Le Ku in 1997 was produced by Tunde Kelani's Mainframe Film and Television Production.
  Isola wrote what has been recorded as his first play, 'Efunsetan Aniwura', (1961 and 1962) when he was a student at the University of Ibadan.
 Born in Ibadan,1939, Isola was
educated at Labode Methodist School and Wesley College. His  University degrees included B. A. in French, University of Ibadan; and M.A. in Yoruba Literature from the University of Lagos in 1978. 
 He was appointed Professor at Obafemi Awolowo University in 1991.

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