Sunday, June 18, 2006

celebrating osofisan @ 60

Playwright Femi Osofisan (in blue) at the 60th Birthday tribute held in his honour - at the Jazzhole, Lagos, on June 14.

Festivities marking Osofisan's birthday have continued since the 14th, with drama, exhibition, lectures, readings and the launch of a new book of essays on his work, edited by Sola Adeyemi. Osofisan hosted a birthday party yesterday in his residence at the University of Ibadan (see pictures on Wole Oguntokun's blog: U.I party; 1, 2, 3 / Jazzhole tribute: a, b, c).

The celebrations continue with, amongst other events:

  • Tuesday June 20 - Symposium: “The Social Context of Femi Osofisan’s Drama” Organized by Department of Theatre Arts, U.I. 4:00-6:00, Arts Theatre, U.I.
  • Friday June 23 - Arthouse Forum: Directors In Conversation with the Dramatist; National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos (see post below).
  • Sunday June 25 - Great Highlife Party (Elders' Forum), 5.30pm, OJez Restaurant, National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.

Uche Nduka on Osofisan...
My encounters with Femi Osofisan at Ife (first) and Ibadan were rewards enough, in themselves, for having remained a writer since. I send my enduring gratitude, radiant wishes and homage to him on his 60th birthday. May his creative portals remain busy, profound and humane.
--Uche Nduka
  • Related Posts: I & II

*Photo: Jahman Anikulapo


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