Early life Of Adekola Oyewo
He was born on 27 March 1946 at Oba Ile, a town in Osun State, southwestern Nigeria.
He attended Obafemi Awolowo University where he obtained a certificate in dramatic arts, a certificate in Yoruba oral literature before he later received a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Theatre art from the same university in 1995. He proceeded to the University of Ibadan where he received a Master of Arts (M.A.) and doctorate degree (Ph.D) in drama.
He began acting as a professional in 1964 after he joined the "Oyin Adejobi theatre group" and the first role he played was Adejare in Orogun Adedigba, which was Oyin Adejobi's autobiography. After he spent nine years with Oyin Adejobi, he joined the University of Ife theatre, where he worked with the late veteran dramatist and scholar, chief Ola Rotimi. Kola Oyewo was known for the role he played as "Odewale" in The Gods Are Not To Blame, a drama by Ola Rotimi.
In 1996, Oyewo joined the services of Obafemi Awolowo University, where he rose to the rank of senior lecturer before retiring in September 2011. After his retirement from Obafemi Awolowo University, he joined the services of Redeemer's University, where he currently serves as head of the department of dramatic art. He is currently working at Elizade University Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State as a performing arts lecturer.
Super Story (episode 1)
The Gods Are Not To Blame
Kola Oyewo Personal Life
Oyewo became a father at a young age and had a child when he was 21. Six months after his birth, the child died. Years later, he and his wife had another male child who they named Adewale (the crown has come home). He has since had another four boys.
He loves the songs of Fela, KSA, Orlando Owoh and Sikiru Ayinde Barrister in that order. His father, Mr. Bamgbola Oyewo, was an egungun dancer (masquerader) from whom he learnt patience.
Kola Oyewo Awards
Oyewo is a recipient of the City People Movie Special Recognition Award.
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