Saturday, June 11, 2016

LAOLU OGUNNIYI




Nigeria has produced quite a number of illustrious playwrights over the decades - like Wole Soyinka, Zulu Sofola, J. P. Clark, Femi Osofisan, Ola Rotimi among others.

The highly talented and charismatic Laolu Ogunniyi is however synonymous with the (small) screen more than any other playwright - with millions in west Africa enamoured with his work over the decades.

Laolu Ogunniyi obtained Graduate Diplomas in TV production and Cinematography from the Television and Film Academy of London. That was decades ago in his youth.

He would subsequently work in London University, University of Ibadan, Lead University, among otherss over the years. And in television he produced wonders!

Selected plays by Ogunniyi

Fateful Eclipse
Onibonoje Press
1975
87 pages

Riders on the Storm
Onibonoje Press
1975
71 pages

Candle in the Wind
Onibonoje Press
1977
75 pages

Better Days
Macmillan, Yaba Lagos
1982
73 pages


Secrets to be kept Forever
(broadcast on tv)

1 comment:

Eric said...

People do praise casually these days, but here indeed is a legendary playwright and director