National Theatre DG, Stella Oyedepo, Dies In A Car Crash

The General Manager of the National Theatre, Dr Stella Oyedepo died in an accident on Easter Monday on her way to Lagos.

The General Manager of the National Theatre, Dr Stella Oyedepo died in an accident on Easter Monday on her way to Lagos.

The 65-year-old foremost Nigerian playwright was appointed as National Theatre General Manager in April 2018. She wrote over 300 plays in the course of her career as a playwright with 30 published for the public.

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Some of her works include; ‘The Missing Ingredient’, ‘Brain Has No Gender’, ‘We Will’, ‘Survive’, ‘Rebellion of the Bumpy-Chested’ and ‘The Greatest Gift’ which was one of her highly acclaimed plays.

Oyedepo was an ex-director of the Kwara State Council for Arts and Culture. In 2001,she wrote ‘Brain Has No Gender’ for the Kwara State Ministry of Education for Women-in-science programme.

She was described in a report by J. Yeseibo as arguably one of the most visible practitioners of theatre in Nigeria.

May her soul rest in peace.

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