OGUNDE, Chief Hubert Adedeji(Late)

play wright, dramatist, born July 10, 1916, Ososa, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State; married and has children; Education: St John's School, Ososa, St Peter's School, Faji, Lagos; Teacher, Wasinmi African School, Ijebu-Ode, 1932-40; joined the Nigeria Police Force, 1941-45; established Ogunde Theatre Company and Ogunde Record Company, 1946; established Ogunde Dance Company,' 1966; represented Nigeria at the EXPO '67 in Montreal, Canada, 1967; founder, Ogunde Film Company; foun der, African Music Research Party; founding member, Association of Nigeria Theatre Prac titioners, since 1977; member, Association of Nigerian Theatre Artists; founder, Nigerian Dramatists and Playwright Association and its President, 1971; Leader of the Nigerian Na tional Troupe; the Doyen of Nigerian Theatre and Film Production; National Honour: honoured with the member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR), 1982; Honorary Degrees: awarded honorary Doctor of Letters (Hon. D. Litt), University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), Ile-Ife, December 1985, honorary Doctor of Letters (Hon. D. Litt), University of Lagos, January 1986;Publications: written and presented over 51 plays in addition to numerous films; Hobbies: walking, drama; Address: Ogunde's Estate, Ososa, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State.
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