OGUNYEMI, Chief Olawale




J.R M.O.N, play wright, born August 12,1939, Igbajo, Ifelodun, Osun State; married Folasade Bolaji 1964, four sons, one daughter; Edu cation: Victory School, Oke-Ado, Ibadan, 1950-54, School of Drama, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, 1970, University of Leeds, England, 1973-74; Career: Appointed Se nior Executive Officer, Creative Writing, In stitute of African Studies, University of Ibadan; Assistant Chief Creative Writer, In stitute of African Studies, University of Ibadan; member, Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA),; member, International The atre Institute; Awards: Recipient, BBC Af rican Theatre Award, 1971; recipient, Afri can Arts Award, by the University of Cali fornia, Los Angeles, 1971; recipient, Playwriting Award of Organisation of African Unity, 1971; recipient, Association of Nigerian Authors Drama Award, 1988; re cipient, B.B.C World Service Drama Award, 1990; recipient, Writer of the Year, byNige rian Writers League; recipient, Distinguished Performer Award,byNTA,Ibadan, 1985;re cipient, Commander of Nigerian Theatre (CNT), by the Dramatic Society, OAU, Ile- Ife, 1995; recipient, Special Recognition Award by Academy of Creative Arts in Ni geria, 1998; National Honours: Conferred with member of the Order of the Niger (M.O.N), since 1982; appointed Justice of the Peace, (JP), Oyo State;Traditional Title: The Majeobaje of Okuku,Osun State; Pub lications: Business Headache, Lagos, The atre Express Sketches, 1966; "TheScheme" In Three Nigerian Plays, editedbyUlli Bejer, London, Longman's,, 1967; Be Mighty Be Mine, Lagos,Nigeria Magazine, 1968; Aare Akogun, Nigeria Adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth, 1969; Ijaye War, Historical Drama, Ibadan, Orisun Editions, 1970; Eshu Elegbara. Ibadan, Orisun Edi tions, 1970 "Poor LittleBird"in The Teach ing of Literature in West African Schools. London, Allen and Unwin, 1972; " Sign of the Rainbow " in African Theatre, London, Heinemann Educational Publishers, 1973; Kiriji: Historical Drama, Lagos, African Universities, 1977; The Divorce, Ibadan, Onibonoje, 1977; Langbodo, Thomas Nelson, London, 1979; The Vow, Macmillan, London, 1985;Obiduaye ab\-\'m°ua\ Yoruba Music Drama, Institute of African Studies, Unibadan, \913; Eniyan, a free adaptation of medieval morality play EVERYMAN, Uni versity of Ibadan Press, 1987; Hobbies: swimming, table tennis; Official Address: Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, Ibadan; Home: Block 1, Flat 2, Imo Street, University Campus, Ibadan, Oyo State.
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