SOLANKE, Jimi Adeboye

theatre consultant, b: July 4, 1942; p: Lagos; bt: Ipara-Remo; Iga: Remo North; so: Ogun; m: Margaret Toyin Obafemi, September 17, 1973; nc: three s; four d; ed: Olowogbowo Methodist School, Lagos, 1949-56; Odogbolu Grammar School, Odogbolu, 1957-60; School of Drama University of Ibadan, 1963-69; cr: Actor, University of Ibadan Acting Company; asst dir. Ori-olokun Institute of African Studies; snr. cultural officer, Midwest Arts Council, dir. Batakoto Night Club, Lagos; Artistic dir. African Review, Los Angeles, CA USA; artist in residence, Dramatic Arts Department, Obafemi Awolowo University, He Ife; dir/ceo. Jimmy Solanke Ltd. Ugos; art dir. Popular Theatre and Music for Grassroot Mobilization, He Ife; mm: Society of Nigerian Theatre Artists (Sonta); Performing Musician Association of Nigeria; Cooperative Artists of Nigeria; Performing Tree, LA. 1983-89; Grantee FLD Macarthur Foundation, 1997-2000; American Studies Association; cw: Eje-kajo, DeccaRecords; Ase,Tabansi Records; Stories, JimmySolanke Records; MacArthurfor Life, Jimmy Solanke Records; Orin Orisa, Ase Records; wrote, directed and performed in "Death How Now?" World Aids. Day, National Theatre; sc: Social sec. Alpha Group of Friends; Funsum Club, Ugos; social sec. Ife Recreation Club; Festak Club, He Ife; hob: writing, driving, gardening and baby sitting; off: Jimi Solanke Artist in Residence Institute of Cultural Studies, Obafemi Awolowo University, He Ife, Osun State; e-m: [email protected]; pha: 163, Hezekiah Oluwasanmi Road, Oluorogbo, Ile-Ife; e-m: [email protected]. or off: Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State.
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