5 facts about National Theatre late DG, Stella Oyedepo

The playwright and culture administrators was a popular figure that gained prominence writing over 300 plays in her career.

Oyedepo died in a car crash during the Easter celebrations on her way back to Lagos ahead of her first anniversary as the National Theatre’s boss.

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Here are 5 facts you don’t know about late Stella Oyedepo

1. The late Dr. Stella Moroundia Oyedepo was born in 1954 and died at the age of 65-years-old.

Dr Stella Oyedepo is the first female DG of the National Theatre [Twitter/DrStellaOyedepo]

2. Late Dr. Stella Oyedepo was the first female Director General of the National Theatre, Lagos. She is the first female to head the 42-year-old structure built to support arts and culture.   

3. Late Oyedepo died 12 days after her first anniversary in office as the first female DG of National Theatre. She was appointed on April 10, 2018.

4. Oyedepo wrote over 300 plays over the course of her career; of which 30 have been published. 

5. The late playwright wrote her first play, ‘Our Wife is Not a Woman,’ in 1979. She had since written other plays that include ‘Brain Has No Gender,’ ‘The Greatest Gift,’ ‘Survive,’ ‘We Will,’ ‘The Missing Ingredient,’ and ‘The Rebellion of the Bumpy-Chested.’

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