Thursday, May 31, 2007


Ropo Ewenla, (B.A. OAU, M.A. U.I) art and culture consultant.

He is an actor that can be found mostly on the stage. In recent times, however, he has been caught playing on television. He plays the chararcter, Vegas, In Alpha Vision's Domino.

Some of his stage credits include: Olohun Iyo in Soyinka's Death and the King's Horseman as directed by Makinde Adeniran (1995), Oga Redio in Osofisan's Esu and the Vagabond Minstrels as directed by Tunji Azeez for Optimom Art Konsotiom, Sapon in Tomoloju's Jankariwo as directed by Tunji Azeez for Muson Festival 2002, Baba Awo in Osofisan's Twingle Twangle a Twinning Tayle as directed by Sola Fosudo in 1999 and convocation ceremonies of Lagos State University, 2002, Oba Sarumi in Soyinka's Kongi's Harvest as Directed by Ben Tomoloju for the Festival of Nigerian Plays (FESTINA) 2003 of the National Associtation of Theatre Arts Practitioners (NANTAP), multiple roles in Soyinka's Opera Wonyosi as directed by Makinde Adeniran for Muson Festival 2005 and Professor in Mufu Onifade's Love is Blind as Directed by Makinde Adeniran in 2006/7.

Some of his current consultancy work are with Ladirenike Consulting, Lagos, Family Health Development Initiative (FAHEDI), Ile Ife and Smiling Fortune Communications, Lagos. He is an art and cultural facilitator whose exploits include being Director of Programmes and Project for the foremost Nigerian art and cultural advocacy Group, Committee for Relevant Arts (CORA) untill 2005, where he was part of the organisation of some of the most exciting and challenging editions of the Lagos Books and Arts Festival. Currently, he is Secretary of the Ife Festival of Poetry that is in its tenth year. He is also one of the facilitators of Poetry Porter, a monthly meet of poets and artistes. He is a radio playwright for the BBC Nigeria in the Yoruba edition of Story Story Alo Alo. He is co founder and Assistant Director Optimom Arts Konsotiom, Lagos.

Most recent works include putting together an adaptation of Osofisan's Twingle Life's Journey of Choices as part of activities to commemorate 10 years of Toyota Motors in Nigeria.

Membership of professional associations in the arts include: National Association of Theatre Arts Practitioners (NANTAP), Association of Voice Over Artists (AVOA) Nigeria.

On this blog, he gives you an opportunity to read some of his thoughts on art culture, politics among other things.

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