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KOLA OYEWO

Source: nigeriafilms.com

Name:Mr. Adekola Oyewole

Date Of Birth: 26th March, 1946


Popularly known as Mr. Naira, on Stage, Mr. Oyewole is a professional actor whose career has spanned nearly thirty years. In fact, his involvement in acting dates back to his early years in the secondary school when he joined the Oba Drama society in 1961. From there, he moved on to the Oyin Odejobi theatre group (1964-1973). And with a burning desire to reach the apex of his career, he proceeded to the Ori Olokun Cultural theatre, based at the Institute of Cultural Studies of the Obafemi Awolowo University. He admits that he really had a fruitful experience in that theatre which was then headed by the late Professor Ola Rotimi, with Akin Euba, as music Director and Peggy Harper as the dance Director.

Mr. Oyewole has participated in nearly one hundred films which, among others, include Alaba Oniresi, Ija agba meji, Saworode and Koseegbe. He admits that his role as maako in Koseegbe has been the most challenging so far.

With B.sc and M.sc degrees in theatre arts and a PhD, which is about to be defended, Mr. Oyewole has a lot to offer Nigerians and, in particular, the young ones who may wish to choose acting as a career.

He is happily married with children.