ADEDEJI Prof Joel Adeyinka

Born July 6, 1932

Aboso, Ghana




Gender: Male
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  • Married
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Number of Male Children 3
Number of Female Children 3
Profession University teacher
Working Experience
Previous Appointments:

Clerical Officer, defunct Western Region, Ibadan, 1952-58; Executive Officer, defunct Western Region, Ibadan,1958-59; Assistant Lecturer, University of Ibadan, 1964; Lecturer II, 1964-66; Lecturer I, 1967-71; Senior Lecturer, 1971-75; Professor of Theatre Arts, University of Ibadan, 1975; Head, Department of Theatre Arts, University of Ibadan, 1975-87; Visiting Professor, New York University, 1980; consultant, Cultural Division, Federal Ministry of Information, Lagos; consultant, Art Division, Federal Ministry of Education, Lagos

Consultant in Cultural and Theatre Arts, Media and Communication Arts, since 1988; consultant, Nigerian National Commission for UNESCO; executive member for Africa, International Federation for the Communication of Folic Arts, Communication and Education, New York, since 1975; first African member, Executive Committee, International Theatre Institute, UNESCO, Paris; Executive Committee, International Federation for Theatre Research, UNESCO, 1983-86; Executive Council, National Council for Arts and Culture; fellow, Royal Society of Arts, Great Britain; fellow, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, Great Britain, 1984; former president, Association of Nigerian Theatre Artists; former chairman, Oyo State Sports Council.

Rose Bruford College, Sidcup, United Kingdom, 1959-62; New York University, USA, 1962-64; University of Ibadan (Part-time), 1966-69; Royal Academy of Speech and Drama.

Cultural Nationalism and The Nigerian Theatre, Mungai Library Series, California Institute of Technology, USA, 1980; and several articles in learned journals.

Golf, walking, sight-seeing.

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