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BIOGRAPHY

Oluwagbemiga Oluwasegun Windapo, is a Lecturer 1 in the Department of Theatre and Performing Arts, LASUED and former Head of Department in the Legacy College. He had his early education at Fourah Bay College Elementary School, Sierra Leone, St. John Primary School, Yanbule, Ibadan, and Staff School, University of Lagos. Nigeria. He attended Awe High School, Awe, and Olivet Baptist High School, Oyo, for his ordinary-level and advanced-level secondary school education respectively. He earned his Bachelor of Theatre Arts, Master’s Degree, (Dance) at the University of Ibadan, and Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) at the University of Lagos. He is currently on his Ph.D. programme in the Department of Theatre Arts and Music, Lagos State University, Ojo.

As an academic, he is a member of the National Association of Nigeria Theatre Arts Practitioners (NANTAP), International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR), African Theatre Association (AFTA), International Theatre Institute (ITI) International Fellow of East Side Institute, New York amongst others. As a scholar, he has attended and made academic presentations at many local and international academic/professional conferences and has published many articles in reputable journals. He has also written and published plays which include, One Man, Many Ekaette, and How I Wish.

 

Gbenga is a Theatre/Film Director, Practitioner, and a founding member of Laffomania, a trailblazer of the Stand-Up Comedy genre in Nigeria. He is a professional actor/director and writer, with many stage and screen credits to his name which include House A-part, One Big Family, My Mum and I, Area C, etc. He is quiet, soft-spoken, well-mannered, a lover of nature, chess and draughts champion, swimmer, dancer, and lover of good music.  He is married with children.

THESES
  1. Windapo O.O (1995) The Influence of Bata Dance on Debo Ajibade’s Dance Repertory.  A Thesis, Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan.
  2. Windapo O.O (1989) The Director-Actor Relationship: A Case Study of The Nigerian Experience. A Thesis, Department of Theatre Arts, University of Ibadan.
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BOOKS
  1. Windapo O.O (2021), One Man, Many Ekaettes,  Ibadan: Alofe Press, Pp 1-58
  2. Windapo O.O (2014), How I Wish (A Political Tragedy), Ibadan: Alofe Press, Pp 1-52  
  • Windapo O.O (2011), Sins Of Sharon, Ibadan: Alofe Press, Pp 1-39
  1. Windapo O.O & Oyetoro Hafiz (2010), Of Carry Go and No Shaking (A Commissioned Play text for Nigerian Conservative Fund), Lagos: Shophem Prints, Pp 1-26

Windapo O.O (2000), Understanding Drama Minor, Ibadan: Joytal Printing Press, Pp 1-74

Chapters in Books

  1. Windapo O.O & (2013),Laffomania: A Decade of Phenomenal Vaudeville 1986-1996” In Arts Culture and Communication in a Post Colony, edited by Ameh Dennis Akoh and Inegbe Steven, Alpha Crownes Publishers, U.K Kent, Pp 15-33
  2. Windapo O.O & Akinuli O (2015), “Technical Theatre: A Definition”, In The Dynamic Arts of the Theatre, Essays In Commemoration of 10th Anniversay of the Department of Theatre Arts, Federal College of Education, Abeokuta, edited by Wikina B & Omotosho C, Samab Calvary, Ibadan, Pp 142-153

Windapo O.O & Iguanre S.O (2010), “Women as Cogs in The Wheels of Progress in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions”.  The Feminist-Womanist Dialectics, a Festschrift in Honour of Professor Mrs Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo, edited by Akorede Y.O.O and Asiyanbola A.A, Lyette Books, Bedford and Essex, U.K,Pp 51-63

JOURNALS

i. Windapo, O.O, Ajose B.S, & Adesokan S.B (2022), “Style and Language in Femi Osofisan’s Women of Owu”, Journal of College of Language and Communication Arts Education, (JOCOLCAED) Vol 1, No1. Pp 218-224
ii. Windapo O.O & Salako O, & Yusuf O (2020), “Improvisation as an Effective Teaching Method In Junior Secondary Schools In Nigeria” (JOWICEA), Vol 3, No 1, Pp 93-10
iii. Windapo O.O & Oyetoro H.A (2020), “The Role of Dance and Music in theTheatre”, In Journal of Arts and Social Sciences (JASSLINK), Vol. 4, No. 1, Pp 15-31
iv. Windapo O.O, Oyetoro H.A (2020), “The Politics of Advocacy Drama in a Depressed Economy” In Journal of Educational Research and Development (JERD), Vol 16, No. 1, Pp 117-123
v. Windapo O.O, Oyetoro H. & Ajose B. (2020), Surmounting the Scourge of Domestic Violence Among Women through Film Production, Nigerian Education Review, School of Education, Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Otto-Ijanikin, Lagos, April, Vol 13, No 1.

vi. Windapo O.O (2020) “Drama in Cultural and Creative Arts in Primary Schools: Methods, benefits, problems and solutions”, In The Moulder, Journal of School of Education, Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo, Vol 9, No.2.

vii. Windapo O.O & Salako O (2019), “Teaching Comprehension: Folklore and Drama as Teaching Methods in Junior Secondary Schools”, In Journal of Arts and Social Sciences (JASSLINK), Vol. 3, No. 1, Pp 15-31.

viii. Windapo O.O & Bolaji E. T (2013), “Thematic Transformations in Indigenous Writing: The Yoruba Example”, In Journal of African Scholars and Practitioners, (JASAP) Vol. 2, No 1, Pp 143-161.
ix. Windapo O.O & Akinuli O (2006), “Towards an Effective Educational Theatre in Colleges of Education; AOCOED as Paradigm”, In Journal of Educational Research and Development (JERD), Vol 3, No. 1, Pp 48-52

x. Windapo O.O & Akinuli O (2006), “Bata Dance and Music: Evolution, Styles And Aesthetics”, In Journal of School of Languages (JOSLAN), Vol 1, No.7, Pp 131-140

xi. Windapo O.O (2002), “Drama and Educational Development: Perspectives on Child Drama”, In Journal of Educational Research and Development (JERD), Vol 4, No. 1, Pp 80-85