Hafiz Oyetoro is Lecturer 1 in the Department of Theatre and Performing Arts and a former Head of the Department in the Legacy College in the Department of Theatre Arts. He is a native of Iseyin, Oyo State, and was born on 20th August 1963. He holds a first degree in Dramatic Arts and a Master’s Degree in African Studies (Dance) from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University Ile Ife) and the University of Ibadan respectively. He has over two decades of experience as a drama teacher where he has impacted meaningfully to by mentoring and producing upcoming artists among his students.

Hafiz Oyetoro is a versatile drama and theatre practitioner and has over three decades of theatre and allied arts experience in professional capacity. Hafiz had stints with the best Nigerian theatre practitioners including Wole Soyinka, Femi Osofisan, Dapo Adelugba, Ayo Akinwale, Bode Showande, Tunde Kelani, Akinwumi Ishola, Wale Ogunyemi, Chuk Mike, Jimi Odumosu, Opa Williams and host of others. Popularly known as ‘Saka’ for his role in ‘House Apart’ (a Nigerian Television Drama Series), he is not only a play creator, writer, composer and director but has also performed in close to three thousand playlets, full-length plays, as well as TV/Film and Radio productions and commercials. He is also a production consultant to a few theatre companies including Ibadan Festival of Theatre (IBAFEST), 21st Century Masks, YASB Productions and Laffomania Organisation, Reel Thrills Entertainment. As a theatre practitioner, Hafiz popularly called ‘Saka’ has become a household name in the country from his distinct roles in movies, drama series, and sitcoms, to his humorous advert campaigns for telecommunication giants. Saka has and is still proving himself as an enigma in the nation’s entertainment industry.


Known for his Avant-garde satirical acts, Hafiz is a core professional in the practical aspects of Theatre Arts and a research scholar of high repute who is also not found wanting in the theoretical aspects of the profession. He has attended conferences at national and international levels: and has published plays and articles. This is evident in the rate at which he keeps bagging several national and international awards both professionally and academically. He is presently rounding up his PhD program at the University of Ibadan. He is happily married with children

  1. The Problems of and Prospects for Stage Acting in Nigeria: An Historical Overview
    (B.A. Dissertation)
    ii. Culture and Obscenity: The Study of Olobonbori DancePerformance of Iseyein
    (M.A. Dissertation)
    iii. The Role of Drama in Academic Achievement in Junior Secondary Schools: A Case Study of the International School, Ijanikin and Ikeja High Schools, Lagos State.
    (P.G.D.E Dissertation)

Oyetoro, H.A.(2018). The Arts of Dance & Music in the Theatre. Lagos:Gazellee Books Press

Oyetoro, H.A. (2017). Actor’s Art. Lagos: Gazellee Books.

Oyetoro, H.A. (2017). Cover. Lagos: Gazellee Books.                                                              

Oyetoro, H.A. (2016). Drama & Literary Appreciation. Lagos:Gazellee Books        .                   

Oyetoro, H.A. (2015). Stone. Lagos: Gazellee Books.                                                               

Oyetoro, H.A. (2014). The Drift. Lagos: Gazellee Books.                                                          

Oyetoro, H.A. (2013). Who?. Lagos: Gazellee Books.                                                               

Oyetoro, H.A. and Windapo, 0.0. (2008). Of Carry Go and No Shaking (A play) Lagos Nigerian Conservation Foundation.                                                                                                


Windapo, O., Oyetoro, H.A. (2020) “Towards the Effective Teaching of Drama in Cultural and Creative Arts in Primary Schools in Lagos State: An Approach”

ii. Windapo, O., Oyetoro, H.A. (2020) “Surmounting the Scourge of Domestic Violence through Film Production”

iii. Windapo, O., Oyetoro, H.A. (2020) “The Role of Dance and Music in the Theatre”, In Journl of Arts and Social Sciences (JASSLINK), VOl. 4, No, 1, Pp 15-31

iv. Windapo, O., Oyetoro, H.A. & Ajose, B. (2020) “The Politics of Advocacy Drama in A Depressed Economy”. Journal of Educational Research Development. Lagos: Natsol Publishers. Vol. 16, No 1. Pp. 117-123.

v. Oyetoro, H.A. (2020) “Standup Comedy in Nigeria: Evolution and Prospects of A Performance Genre”. In Hallmark University Journal of Management Sciences (HUJMSS). Ogun State: Faculty of Management & Social Science. Vol. 2, No. 2. Pp. 130-143.
vi. Adedina, N.O & Oyetoro, H.A. (2020). “Reinstating Extinct Cultural Practices: A Study of Olobonbori Performance. The CRAB, Journal of Theatre & Media, Department of Theatre & Film Studies, University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State. ISSN: 2006-0157. No.15. June 2020. Pp. 276-294

vi. Oyetoro, H.A. (2019) “Resuscitating Cultural Values through Play Productions”. In Journal of Arts and Social Sciences (JASSLINK). Lagos: Gabby Printing Nig. Ent. Vol. III. No. 1. Pp. 159-172

vii. Adeniyi, K.A., Taiwo, V.T.& Oyetoro, H.A.(2019).Yoruba Films: A Paradigm Shift from Alarinjo to Video Films”.Nollywood Nation. Port Harcourt: University of Port Harcourt Press Ltd. (Pp. 574-588)

viii. Adeniyi, K.O., Bolaji, E.T., Hassan, E.I., & Oyetoro H.A. (2018). “Communication as a Panacea to Domestic Insecurity in Nigeria”. International Journal of Language Education, Communication and Development. Porto-Novo: IESSAF-Universite. Vol 1. No 3. Pp. 164-167

ix. Oyetoro, H.A .& Adedina, N.O. (2016). “Entertainment: Succor to Healthcare”. Journal of Continuing Education Review (CER). Lagos: Joytal Printing Press. Vol 4. Pp. 249-255

x. Adeniyi K.A.&Oyetoro H.A. (2011). “The Role of Television in Nation Building”. AOCOED Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies. Lagos: Joytal Printing Press. Vol. 3, No. 1. Pp. 181-188