As you read, Yorubamoviegist.com can authoritatively confirm to you that Veteran Yoruba Actor,Kola Oyewo has joined the league of the septuagenarian actors rocking the scene in Nollywood. The talented thespian, dramatist and scholar is today March 26 turns 70 years of living on the planet earth. He was born in March 26, 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 9 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 scripted by Ola Rotimi.
In 1996, he joined the services of Obafemi Awolowo University where he rose to the rank of a senior lecturer before he retired 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. Happy 70th Birthday to you sir.